About this Artist
After 10+ years of performing with all the great members of Glass Brick Boulevard, and 5+ years of semi-retirement, it took him a long time to be willing to get "naked" at the piano and write for and record with just his 10 fingers.
"No band, no computer, no synthesizer, just me. All my heart thru my fingers, and I am very proud".
Pianist Greg Johnson, founder of Glass Brick Boulevard, a popular bay area band in the 90's, grew up in the midwest listening to Gospel, Motown and Beethoven. In the early seventies, bands like Yes, The Who, and Pink Floyd began shaping the road that with the inclusion of Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Weather Report and others led to a compositional exploration that eventually began combining all the influences.
Since 1989, Greg's musical journey has included more than 120 compositions, more than a thousand performances before more than 100,000 fans on two continents, many radio, TV and videos performances, more than 500 piano students, a dozen producer's credits of jazz, rock, pop, and folk rock recordings, and the score of a feature film. See "Character Killer" Soundtrack on cdbaby.
Glass Brick Boulevard was created in 1991 (initially named Inner Act), and performed 150 straight Monday Nights at the 4th Street Tavern in San Rafael, CA., then moved throughout the bay area, and remained vibrant for the next 10 years.