Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience
September 23, 2023 / 2:00PM-3:00PM
“Shaun Johnson splits the difference between the dulcet urbanity
of Michael Bublé and the campy yowl of the Stray Cats’ Brian Setzer.
He fronts a brassy octet he dubs Shaun Johnson’s Big Band Experience
(he’s also the lead singer in Tonic Sol-fa).
A retro nerd of Rat Pack vintage, his performances go for the gut in rousing fashion.”
– Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience is a rare newcomer to traditional pop – fusing a big band spirit with an inventive edge. Shaun Johnson, an Emmy award-winning crooner (and lead singer of Tonic Sol-fa), indelibly stamps vocal jazz and swing with a contemporary punch. The Big Band, heavily influenced by the big band era, channels Sinatra and inhabits Citizen Cope. Their complete sound is centered on innovation to ensure each performance is an Experience.