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Kevin Johnson

No Treble managing editor Kevin Johnson is a freelance bassist in the Northern Virginia area. Though his performances revolve around jazz, Kevin appreciates all genres of music, from R&B to metal and everything in between. A trip to Mali sparked his interest in world music, especially African artists including Toumani Diabate, the Four Brothers, and bassist Bakithi Kumalo.

He regularly performs with the Caleb Nei Jazz Trio and singer-songwriter Kipyn Martin. He has also had the pleasure of playing workshops with artists such as clarinetist Eddie Daniels and drummer Ignacio Berroa.

Kevin is a true bass enthusiast and activist. In addition to writing for No Treble, he is Jazz Division Head for the Bass Coalition, which seeks to foster community and education through promoting local bass events including workshops, performances, and other events.

Kevin is always happy to hear from No Treble readers. Feel free to contact him with news, events, or just to say hi!

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  • KISS Announce Farewell Tour

    KISS Announce Farewell Tour

    Love them or hate them, KISS has been rocking and inspiring people for over four decades. Now it looks as though they’ll be throwing in the towel after announcing a farewell tour called “One Last Kiss: End Of The Road World Tour.” The band made the announcement on the finale of America’s Got Talent after... »

  • Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman Release “Live At The Apollo”

    Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman Release “Live At The Apollo”

    In 2016, former Yes members Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman formed their own version of the band. They’ve taken the act on the road for the past two years and have documented their live show with a new album and film called Live at the Apollo. Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick... »

  • Carvin Audio Returns with New Leadership

    Carvin Audio Returns with New Leadership

    Back in October, we shared the sad news that Carvin Audio was closing its doors after over seven decades of business. Now we’ve got good news to share: the Carvin Corporation is back with new executive leadership. The company shared the news in a statement explaining that Joel Kiesel and Kristen Kiesel Lieurance will serve... »

  • Art Hirahara Taps Linda May Han Oh for “Sunward Bound”

    Art Hirahara Taps Linda May Han Oh for “Sunward Bound”

    Pianist Art Hirahara has released his fourth solo album, called Sunward Bound. This time he called upon a killer group to fill out his quartet with saxophonist Donny McCaslin, drummer Rudy Royston, and bassist Linda May Han Oh. The lineup helped to fulfill the bandleader’s artistic vision over the 11-track collection. “I actually wrote this... »

  • Boom Bass Cabinets Introduces the BBC Matrix

    Boom Bass Cabinets Introduces the BBC Matrix

    Boom Bass Cabinets has expanded their lineup with the BBC Matrix, which is fitted with two 10-inch woofers, a 15-inch woofer, and a tweeter. Together the unit can handle up to 2,200 watts. “The BBC Matrix will give you all the full range sound you would expect from a large stack rig and maintain the... »

  • Beauty and Desolation: An Interview with Steve Lawson

    Beauty and Desolation: An Interview with Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson’s new album, Beauty and Desolation, could not have a better title. The completely improvised album teeters between delicate melodies and ominous soundscapes that seem to be a perfect picture of our times. He takes us on this sonic journey with just his bass – and a boatload of gear. Improvisation and being in... »

  • John Patitucci, Renaud Garcia-Fons Featured on Paul Simon’s “In The Blue Light”

    John Patitucci, Renaud Garcia-Fons Featured on Paul Simon’s “In The Blue Light”

    Paul Simon is currently on his farewell concert tour, which may be part of the reasoning for his new semi-retrospective album, In The Blue Light. The 10-song album features fresh perspectives on some of his lesser-known songs from his catalog with tracks taken from seven records. “This album consists of songs that I thought were... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Issues the Triangle Big Muff Pi Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix Issues the Triangle Big Muff Pi Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix’s flagship Big Muff pedal line is getting a new addition – or rather an old one. The original Version 1 Big Muff, aka the Triangle Big Muff, has been reissued in a new and more pedalboard-friendly version. The stompbox’s circuit board is faithful to the original 1969 effect. “The Big Muff Pi is the... »

  • Katie Thiroux Sets Out On Extensive Tour

    Katie Thiroux Sets Out On Extensive Tour

    Jazz bassist Katie Thiroux is taking her trio on the road for an international tour this fall. The journey kicks off with a leg on the West Coast before heading to Europe for the majority of October. Thiroux is a bassist in the stylistic vein of the great Ray Brown. Her latest album, Off Beat,... »

  • Fender Play App Adds Bass Content

    Fender Play App Adds Bass Content

    After launching the platform earlier this year, the Fender Play educational app has been expanded to include bass lessons. The app is available for iOS devices, Android devices, and desktops. “Similar to other offerings on Fender Play, players progress through the learning process with simple bite-sized lessons, keeping their journey on track. With Fender Play... »