William Johnston - San Jose Jazz

William Johnston

Winter Series
Fri, Feb 2
8:30pm Doors, 9pm showtime (Pacific)
$10 / SJZ Break Room

William Johnston is a genre-defying multi instrumentalist from San Jose, finally stepping into his own after a decade of accompanying some of the Bay Area’s top talent. His music is a truly original synthesis of many things, drawing from the wry wit of Steely Dan, the rhythmic elegance of traditional Brazilian and Cuban music, and the folky RNB of Al Green. William’s candid and delicate vocal stylings lay over a bed of his signature greasy rhythm guitar, creating a truly timeless experience.


funk, Soul


William Johnston - guitar, lead vocals Jeff Goodkind - keyboard Allen Pacheco - bass John Macdonald - drums Kira Hooks - vocals Alisha Williams - vocals

SJZ Break Room

Our popup venue and video recording studio that we've developed in our offices at 310 S. First (map) at San Carlos in San Jose’s SoFA District. The technology of the space is first-class with marvelous sound, lighting and video, and all the action is projection-mapped to a 35′ X 14′ bank of windows, providing the show free to the public and enlivening downtown street life.

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