Drummer/music educator/Aquarian artist Matt Johnson, a long-time member of the Tony Guerrero Quintet (TGQ) has been contracted along with the TGQ to join the “An Evening with Jane Lynch” 2014/15 concert tour. This marks the inaugural tour of the Emmy Award-winning comedian/actress/singer Jane Lynch (Glee, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Best in Show), and the TGQ will be an integral part of the show, appearing as both a featured act and providing musical support to Ms. Lynch and her special guests, including actress Kate Flannery (The Office) and vocalist and vocal coach to the stars, Tim Davis (Glee, American Idol, Academy Awards). The 13-date US tour (as of press time) features engagements in California, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, as well as the filming of a live concert special for television in Alexandria, Virginia.
Confirmed tour dates as of press time include:
December 31, 2014 – Eccles Center – Park City, UT
February 14, 2015 – Ellie Cauklins Opera House – Denver, CO
February 15, 2015 – Vilar Center – Beaver Creek, CO
March 6, 2015 – Paramount Theater – Austin, TX
March 8, 2015 – Hillel Foundation/U of A – Tucson, AZ
March 24, 25, 2015 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA (TV taping)
March 27, 2015 – Florida Theater – Jacksonville, FL
March 28, 2015 – Symphony Hall – Atlanta, GA
March 29, 2015 – Capitol Theater – Clearwater, FL
April 9, 2015 – UC Davis – Davis, CA
April 10, 2015 – Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
September 12, 2015 – Carlsen Center, Overland Park, KS
Considered one of the West Coast’s most versatile drummers, the Los Angeles Times called Matt Johnson, “a hurricane on sticks!” He has performed with a wide range of musical personalities, including singers Julie Andrews and Andy Williams, comedians Rich Little, Steve Allen and the Smothers Brothers, surf rock pioneers Jan and Dean, and big band legends Billy May and Les Brown. Johnson also currently tours with American actor and singer James Darren. A noted music educator as well, he has served as adjunct instructor of Drum Set Studies at Fullerton College for 21 years http://www.fullcoll.edu and currently serves as Representative to the Industry for the California Alliance for Jazz – California’s premiere organization for the advancement of jazz and jazz education http://cajazz.org.
For more info on Matt Johnson, visit www.DrummerMattJohnson.com