A native Floridian, hailing from Fort Lauderdale. Attended Dillard High School, where the great Cannonball Adderley began his musical career as a High School Band Director. The influences of Cannonball is heard in his presentations. Johnnie organized his first band in High School and jumped immediately into the Miami Beach Night Clubs which included the Marco Polo Swinger Lounge, the Castaways, the Sir John Night Beat, the Cognitive Club.
His current group Blues Therapy & Jazz has been working now for over 25 years. Playing Old School Blues and Jazz. A unique group of musicians who all started their musical career in the Miami Beach Night Club circuit.
Our mission: to keep Old School Blues & Jazz alive!