Ben Johnson

Ben’s Contributions

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01/10/14    Community Articles

Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra

Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra debut performance with a celebration of Philly Jazz and Philly musicians

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10/17/13    Community Articles

Gloria Lynne - A Small Photo Tribute

Legendary Jazz vocalist Gloria Lynne passed away on October 15, 2013

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07/02/13    Community Articles

Bob James & David Sanborn at The Keswick Theater Glenside PA

Bob James and David Sanborn bring their Humaine Tour to the Philadelphia suburbs.

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06/21/13    Community Articles

Kickoff of The 25th Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington Delaware

Fans crowded into Rodney Square for a night of good jazz.

04/11/13    Community Articles

Up Close and Personal with Incognito - Featuring Maysa - B.B. King Blues Club New York- April 2, 2013

We were up close and personal with British acid jazz band Incognito featuring Maysa as they wowed a sell-out crowd at B.B. King Blues Club New York, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. This was the first night in New York on their ten day US tour. For 34 years, this...

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05/02/12    Photos

Kurt Elling: Sinatra Swings

Kurt Elling performing a tribute to Frank Sinatra at The Zellerbach Theater at The Annenberbg Center for the Arts on the University of Pennsylvania Campus, April 28, 2012

05/02/12    Community Articles

Kurt Elling - Sinatra Swings

Kurt Elling performing a tribute to Frank Sinatra at The Zellerbach Theater at The Annenberbg Center for the Arts on the University of Pennsylvania Campus, April 28, 2012

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11/21/11    Photos

Tony Bennett: Live at the Academy of Music

Photos from recent performance in Philadelphia by renowned singer

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08/14/11    Photos

Newport Jazz Festival 2011

Photos by Ben Johnson from the prestigious jazz festival in Rhode Island

07/05/10    Community Articles

Photos From the 33rd Annual Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

The 2010 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festivals

05/20/10    Community Articles

Hank Jones

Pianist Hank Jones - The final chord.

05/20/10    Community Articles

Hank Jones Photos

Pianist Hank Jones - The final chord.

01/05/10    Community Articles

Wilby Fletcher, JR

Wilby Fletcher, Jr. Clifford Brown JF 2007

01/05/10    Community Articles

Billy James

Drummer Billy James performing in Atlantic City in 2008

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About Ben Johnson

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I am a native of Atlantic City, NJ. and grew up during a time where I was exposed to Jazz, and had mentors who groomed me in the genre.

I became an Amateur Radio operator, WB2GUK in 1963, and could send and receive Morse Code at 75 words per minute.

My hobbies were primarily related to electronics and Amateur Radio

Before retiring, I spent 34 years as an engineer supporting Air Traffic Control Enroute computer systems.

My love for Jazz started at an early age listening to the likes Jimmy Smith, and guided into listenening to BeBop and Avant Garde by my life long friend, drummer Harvey Mason.

Thirty five years ago (or so) , I started photography as a secondary hobby and found a passion for photographing Jazz artists in live performance, as a means of retaining their performances for personal memories.

My passion has expanded to trying to capture that special moment of a performance for all to see, and to encourage viewers to come out and support The Art of Live Jazz.

I'm forturnate to have had the opportunity to document many performances at many festival and concert venues.

My work was featured as the cover photograph for late internationally known vocalist Jon Lucien’s last CD, “Live In NYC”, as well as feature articles in Jazz Times Magazine http://www.jazztimes.com, in conjunction with reviews by my wife Karen Brundage-Johnson

My photo gallery in hosted at
Ben Johnson Jazz Photos

Comments are encouraged.

Ben Johnson joined the JazzTimes community on Nov 22, 2009