Who is Reginald Johnson?
His own compositions and style is a modern mix of the two genres, creating a unique “new” Jazz style that is trending quite positively right now. RJ has been quite privileged to work as a professional musician for over 15 years. which has led him to numerous opportunities to play keyboard in live shows and studio recordings for various headlining artists, including Jennifer Hudson, Otis Clay, Christopher Williams, Beverly Crawford, Angie Stone, Boys II Men, and Jon B and Buddy Guy.
RJ currently sustains a firm imprint in the Las Vegas area, working with an array of great jazz groups and within major venues. Most importantly, Las Vegas is where RJ birthed his band, The Assignment, and pursued the vision and responsibility of reminding listeners to spread the message that jazz is very alive, jazz is really hip, jazz is cool, and you don’t have to be afraid to listen to it. RJ’s debut project, Deceiving Eyes, accomplished just that and made a believer out of many. RJ released the project with the intent to “break the rules” and in-turn received respect and appreciation for his nonconformist edge. George W. Harris’ Jazz Weekly review noted RJ as; “Impressive on a myriad of fronts, this guy has a spry touch on the keys, an inquisitive delivery, and the heart of a young lion in delivery.”