Current touring guitarist with GRP artist Brian Culbertson, Gerey Johnson also performs with many of the top artists of the contemporary jazz scene: Boney James, The Sax Pack, Down to the Bone, Rick Braun, Warren Hill and Steve Cole. He's currently working on his first solo project featuring Luna guitars all over it! Gerey Johnson is a record company exec, producer, engineer, a partner in a recording studio, artist manager and music industry consultant who also happens to be an amazing guitar player!
Formerly the talent buyer for internationally known jazz club “The Jazz Bulls”, and A&R rep for jazz labelA440 Music Group
, Gerey Johnson was the leader of 2 bands: “Cool World,” which Chicago Magazine called "the area's best contemporary jazz and R&B band
” and "Sumo," an “acid-jazz collective,” which has been playing steady Sunday nights at the Chicago club “the Elbo Room” for the past several years.
His recording credits of note as a guitarist include Brian Culbertson’s album for Warner Bros., “Come on Up”, featured on the track “Midnight” with Marcus Miller and Steve Cole, Michael Manson’s release “the Bottom Line”, and Nelson Rangell’s “Look Again” on which he also wrote and produced the song “Something’s Goin’ On”. Johnson co-wrote Steve Cole’s single “When I think of you”, which has become a “smooth jazz” classic for his first release on Atlantic records and penned the song “Color Me Blue” for the “Baywatch” album which was released in Europe a few years ago. He has been featured on albums by “the Braxton Brothers” and Higher Octave artist Jimmy Sommers. He also played on releases for jazz legend, George Freeman (At long last, George), Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, gospel diva Yolanda Adams, R&B legend Mary J. Blige, Grammy nominated dance producers Steve “Silk” Hurley, Terry Hunter , George “Georgie Porgie” Andros and singer Lisa Stansfield.
We are proud to call Gerey a Luna Artist.