Johnny Summers is a multifaceted musician as a vocalist, trumpeter, arranger and composer. He has worked and performed with a number of award-winning artists including Ellis Marsalis, Tommy Banks, Patrick Stewart, the Temptations, Franki Valli and Maria Schneider.
As a recording artist Johnny has toured Internationally, is the director of the Calgary Jazz Orchestra and is the recipient of 13 Global Music Awards, including best male vocalist, two Gospel Music Awards, and many others, including numerous nominations. His 7th studio album Baker’s Dozen: Celebrating Chet Baker was released on Cellar Music debuting in the US at #25 on the Jazz charts and has won three Global Music Awards for best instrumentalist, best album and best group.
Jazz, Soul, R&B, Pop,
# of Albums:
Let’s Get Lost
Favourite musician growing up:
Harry Connick Jr., Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, Michael Jackson, George Michael,
Favourite musician now:
All the Above, plus Wynton Marsalis, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Clifford Brown, Alicia Keys
Live show ritual:
Nothing interesting or noteworthy ha. Stretch, warm up voice and trumpet, go over any new music, make the musicians I perform with comfortable
Favourite local musician:
EP or LP?
Early bird or night owl?
Night Owl, all the way till it’s early.
Road or studio?
Where can we follow you?
Rapid Fire Calgary Qs
Favourite local restaurant:
Favourite street in your city:
Favourite park in your city:
Princes Island, music festivals, and always a gorgeous space surrounded by water
Favourite music venue in your city:
All of them, I love performing everywhere, and hearing great music anywhere (Cop out I know)
Favourite music store in your city:
Long and McQuade for gear, Recordland for music