Vail Johnson

Vail is one of the rare breed who excel in both the studio and on stage KENNY G Stellar musician KEB' MO' Hes a monster! HERBIE HANCOCK Vail can move audiences just on the strength of his aggressive play BILL KOHLHAASE/LA Times Vail plays his face off! ARSENIO HALL Explosive.... Rhythm stomping! DON HECKMAN/LA Times I am always looking forward to my next musical adventure, be it live shows, recording or writing. I am inspired by making music, not just with old friends, but new ones, as well VAIL JOHNSON From Soul, Rock, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Country, Latin, Folk, Brazilian...Vail has you covered. TOURS OF THE WORLD and ELSEWHERE KENNY G current since 1986 KEB' MO' current since 2011 Other tours include Herbie Hancock, Michael Bolton, Peabo Bryson, Edgar Winter, James Ingram, Patti Austin, David Benoit, Kieko Matsui, Paula Abdul, Warren Hill, Gil Scott Heron, Whitney Houston, George Benson, Carmine Appice, Frank Gambale, Eric Marienthal, Chris Botti, Kirk Whalum, David Cassidy, Phil Perry, Steve Perry, and more. SELECT RECORDING and VIDEO KENNY G Duotones, Silhouette, Kenny G LIVE, Breathless: all multi-platinum KEB' MO' The Reflection, BluesAmericana EDGAR WINTER Winter Blues WARREN HILL Truth, Devotion, Shelter, Life /Rose Colored Glasses, Love Life STEVIE NICKS The Other Side of the Mirror YOUNG MC Thats the Way Love Goes ERIC MARIENTHAL Walk Tall WHITNEY HOUSTON Bodyguard VAIL JOHNSON solo CD's Terminator, Says Who, Underground, Come Together, FLOW. More including PAULA ABDUL, MC HAMMER, SMOKEY ROBINSON, JELLYBEANCLAY, CROSSE, RITA COOLIDGE, KATHY TROCCOLI and more. TELEVISION The ARSENIO HALL SHOW many times as both a solo guest and with Kenny G The TONIGHT SHOW 16 times with Kenny G The MAGIC HOUR (Magic Johnson) With David Cassidy The AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Other television appearances include Soul Train Christmas, VH-1 Honors, BET on Jazz, Solid Gold, Billboard Music Awards, Oprah Winfrey, Dick Clarks In Person at the Palace and many foreign shows whose names I cant pronounce! AWARDS Guitar World Magazine Bassist of the Year Bass Player Magazine Jazz Bassist of the Year