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Gus Johnson

Born: 
11/15/1913
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Died: 
02/06/2000
Years Active: 
1930's-1990's
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Gus Johnson was the drummer in various jazz bands, including that of Jay McShann for many years. In the 1960s he played for saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and accompanied singer Ella Fitzgerald in her 1960 concert in Berlin. He is memorialized in the Medeski Martin & Wood song "Whatever Happened to Gus."

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
3rd Annual Newport Jazz Festival 07/06/1956 Freebody Park Newport Rhode Island USA
Jazz @ The Town Hall 04/13/1957 NYC Town Hall NYC New York USA
Essen Jazz Festival 04/18/1959 Grugahalle Essen North Rhine-Westphalia Germany
Essen Jazz Festival 04/19/1959 Grugahalle Essen North Rhine-Westphalia Germany
Willie Dixon Recording Session 12/03/1959 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Ella Fitzgerald 05/04/1961 The Crescendo Los Angeles California USA
Ella Fitzgerald 05/05/1961 The Crescendo Los Angeles California USA
Ella Fitzgerald 05/06/1961 The Crescendo Los Angeles California USA
Ella Fitzgerald 05/07/1961 The Crescendo Los Angeles California USA
Ella Fitzgerald 05/08/1961 The Crescendo Los Angeles California USA
Ella Fitzgerald 05/09/1961 The Crescendo Los Angeles California USA
Ella Fitzgerald 05/10/1961 The Crescendo Los Angeles California USA
Ella Fitzgerald 05/11/1961 The Crescendo Los Angeles California USA
Ella Fitzgerald 05/12/1961 The Crescendo Los Angeles California USA
Ella Fitzgerald 05/13/1961 The Crescendo Los Angeles California USA
Ella Fitzgerald 05/14/1961 The Crescendo Los Angeles California USA
Ella Fitzgerald 05/15/1961 The Crescendo Los Angeles California USA
Ella Fitzgerald 05/16/1961 The Crescendo Los Angeles California USA
Ella Fitzgerald 05/17/1961 The Crescendo Los Angeles California USA
10th Newport Jazz Festival 07/05/1963 Freebody Park Newport Rhode Island USA
19th Newport Jazz Festival 07/05/1972 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
6th Annual Saratoga Springs Jazz Festival 07/02/1983 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs New York USA