J.J. Johnson

Growing up in Austin, TX, JJ was surrounded by a variety of music from the very beginning. He has worked with many notable artist and musicians including Charlie Sexton, Doyle Bramhall, Boz Scaggs and John Mayer — who he teamed up with in 2003 for a 7 year stint. JJ does a variety of recording work as well in between these ventures.

In 2010, The Tedeschi Trucks Band began assembling their all-star eleven-piece unit featuring Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. Laying down the groove for this amazing group remains JJ’s current focus today. Whose Hat Is This?

Advice to Aspiring Musicians

“Always stay humble, keep your ears open, and hang with the veteran musicians and absorb all they have to say. They have invaluable lessons in many areas such as professionalism, listening to the music, and having a positive attitude. ” J.J. Johnson

Associated Acts

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Damon Grant Project
Gary Clark
Jon Dee Graham
Warren Hood Band
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Charlie Mars
Aimee Mann
John Mayer
Bob Schneider
Edie Brickell
Guy Sebastian
The Flying Lizards
Matt Morris
Elias Haslanger
Kevin Higgins




Gear

Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Gretsch Drums: Broadkaster in Solid Black Nitron 12x20 Bass Drum, 8x13” Rack Tom, 14x14” Floor Tom, 16x16” Floor Tom, 6x14” Snare Drum, 8x14” Snare Drum, 6.5x14” USA Bell Brass Snare