Connie Johnson – Vibraphone

Originally from Illinois, Connie began playing piano at a young age. She received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Texas-Austin. During the 90’s she began studying the vibraphone and eventually co-founded the brazilian band ‘Desafinado’ out of Champaign, Illinois. This six-piece band performed for ten years including venues such as the Chicago Cultural Center and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois U-C. The band also produced three CD’s which include several of her compositions, with airtime on Illinois’ WEFT & WPGU and Portland’s KMHD.

Connie Johnson