Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience

Date:  Friday, September 13, 2019
Time:  7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $35



The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience is a rare newcomer to traditional  pop…fusing a big band spirit with an inventive edge…at once more  risky than Buble, more modern than Sinatra. Shaun, an Emmy award-winning crooner (and lead singer of the internationally known vocal group,  Tonic Sol-fa) indelibly stamps vocal jazz and swing with a contemporary punch – to the delight of both traditionalists and newcomers – emerging  as an original voice in the continuing tradition of the American singer.

Significant performances in the last 3 years include:  the Ames Center, Burnsville, MN; With the SD Symphony at the Washington  Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD; the Hoyt Sherman Theater, Des Moines, IA;  the State Theater, Eau Claire, WI; the Orpheum Theater, Sioux City, IA;  the Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville, DE; With the Rochester  Symphony at the Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN, etc.

The Big Band Experience can be seen on their very own, nationally televised PBS television special, “The Spirit of the Season.”

Shaun won his first Emmy in the “Musical Composition/Arrangement” category.

Shaun recently won awards for “Best  Original Holiday Song” and “Best Pop Song” out of 650,000 entries  worldwide.

Philanthropic efforts include: collaborations with  Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Susan G. Komen, Lunch is Served, and  Wishes&More, as well as appearances for 360 Communities, Music in  the Schools, the Make A Wish Foundation and numerous other charities.

Shaun has shared the stage with Jay Leno, Jeff  Foxworthy, Garrison Keillor, Shawn Colvin, “Weird Al” Yankovic and Jerry  Springer among others.

Shaun’s original songs, arrangements and albums have  won numerous awards for best pop album, gospel song and Christmas  original and have been featured on television and in movies.

Shaun’s original holiday song, “Sno,” is featured on  the “12 Dogs of Christmas” (the most popular Christmas video sold at  Wal-Mart).

Shaun has entertained at hundreds of national  corporate events including: Jostens, Tastefully Simple, Thrivent  Financial, LifeTouch, 3M, Wal-Mart, Buick, Medtronic, and General Mills.

He has performed the Star Spangled Banner for  national Republican and Democratic events, former presidents, the  Minnesota Twins and Vikings, the Chicago Bears, the NY Mets, the  National 4th of July Celebration at Mount Rushmore, the Minnesota  Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx and the Saint Paul Saints to name a few.

National media appearances include: Newsweek, Country  Weekly and MediaStyle magazines, NBC’s Today Show, A Prairie Home  Companion with Garrison Keillor, Steve & DC (nationally syndicated  radio show) and others.



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