Arnetta Johnson & SUNNY – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – April 2nd, 2019

Arnetta Johnson & SUNNY

Arnetta Johnson & SUNNY

Jon L. Smith

Tue · April 2, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 ADV - $12 DOS +Fees

Arnetta Johnson & SUNNY
Arnetta Johnson & SUNNY
Arnetta Johnson and the trumpet began their relationship at age 13; They dubbed
her..."That Trumpet Chic"! Arnetta is poised to intersect a new young musical audience and the sage jazz
aficionados to a hot new musical experience. Arnetta's goal is simple...besides world
peace and understanding (#ShoutOutToGodTho) Arnetta Johnson is the composite of
a “Love Supreme” and beyond belief! We are eternally grateful that Nasir Dickerson,
Jamal Dickerson and Hassan Sabree, who were the initial catalysts’ that birthed
Arnetta’s passion for the trumpet. They introduced Arnetta to a new realm of musical
discovery...the art of improvisation. This consortium also taught Arnetta the
responsibility of her talent. As a gift to humanity your music is not to be wasted and is
always shared with love, respect, and passion. These early lessons will carry Arnetta,
considered the quintessential “BAND GEEK” from Creative & Performing Arts High
School in Camden, NJ and matriculated her to Berklee College of Music in Boston.
From this estuary Arnetta headed to destinations and stages unknown yet to be
determined but not limited to; Super Bowl LVIIII (49) performance featuring Beyonce’,
as a feature trumpeter on the the 2018 “On The Run II Tour” or playing on The
Carters “Everything Is Love” 2018 Grammy Award winning album. Whether it’s
rocking a television show, like Black Girls Rock, a concert gig, or international
performance, her artistry is always front and center. The consummate student Arnetta
stays plugged into her mentors; Saxophonist Tia Fuller and notably Grammy award
winning Vocalist and Poet Jill Scott, who's Blues Babe Foundation presented
Arnetta with their coveted Rising Star Award. Arnetta’s cachet continues to grow as
she has worked with some of the best including; Terri Lyne Carrington, The Roots,
and Chloe x Halle. The future for Arnetta is immeasurable which includes her
expanding her "DISRUPTED JAZZ" style and her “Netta Bop” sound, while leading
her band Arnetta Johnson & SUNNY. {SUNNY=Sounds Uplifting Nobility through
Notes and Youth} Arnetta's goal is to stand jazz on it’s head...disrupt, uplift, inspire.
Jon L. Smith
Bassist, producer, and recording artist Jon L. Smith hails from Perkasie, Pa. The son of Ken Smith notably of Ken Smith Basses is truly an anomaly all his own. “I’ve worked with some great artists” like Jeff Bradshaw, Birdy, Jessica Reedy, Laurin Talese, Marion Meadows, Nick Colionne and Nestor Torres to name a few. “The Bass is my home” says Jon whose artistry was introduced to us in 2018 via his inaugural album “The Social”. Vibe out with Jon on his new single “Intro. News” featuring vocalist Doug C. Jr. from his new project due later in this year..prepare to be amazed!
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104