Henry Johnson (guitarist)

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Henry Johnson
Born (1954-01-28) January 28, 1954 (age 65)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Henry Johnson (born January 28, 1954) is an American jazz guitarist from Chicago.

Early life[edit]

Johnson was born in Chicago on January 28, 1954, and grew up in Memphis.[1] He started playing the guitar at the age of 12, teaching himself.[1] He played various styles of music until hearing Wes Montgomery ignited an interest in jazz.[1] He entered Indiana University in 1973.[2]

Later life and career[edit]

Johnson has worked with Hank Crawford, Freddie Hubbard, Ramsey Lewis, Norman Simmons, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Stitt, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Williams, and Nancy Wilson.[2] He has led his own bands since 1982.[1]


  • 1986 You're the One (MCA)
  • 1988 Future Excursions (MCA)
  • 1990 Never Too Much (MCA)
  • 1993 Missing You (Heads Up)
  • 1993 New Beginnings (Heads Up)
  • 2000 An Evening at Sea (Chiaroscuro)
  • 2003 Organic (A440)



  1. ^ a b c d Kennedy, Gary W. (2003), Johnson, Henry, Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.J605900
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott (2013). The Great Jazz Guitarists. San Francisco: Backbeat. p. 101. ISBN 978-1-61713-023-6.
  3. ^ "Henry Johnson | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 August 2017.

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