Tag: Howard Johnson

Tribute to Howard Johnson

There will be an excellent concert in New York City next week that is billed as a tribute to the great Howard Johnson! One of the most veteran jazz baritone saxophonists around. It looks like an excellent line up:

Taj Mahal with students of the InterSchool Orchestras of New York Symphony;
Beartones (baritone saxophonists Alex Harding, Erik Lawrence, Jason Marshall, Dave Schumacher, and Lauren Sevian);
Gravity with Guests (low-brass artists/tubists Dave Bargeron Music, Velvet Brown, Joseph Daley, Joe Exley, Clark Gayton, Jack Jeffers, Aaron J. Johnson, Bill Lowe, Earl McIntyre, Marcus Rojas, Jay Rozen, and Bob Stewart; with guitarist/vocalist Nedra Johnson);
Levon Helm Horns (Steven Bernstein, Jay Collins)
Yayoi Lina Ikawa: piano
Larry Fulcher: guitar
Melissa Slocum: double bass
Jerome Harris: bass guitar
Buddy Williams: drums

Wednesday, September 18, 7:30 PM; $100 (all proceeds support financial aid and scholarships for ISO students through ISO’s Howard Johnson Scholarship Fund)

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 W 67th Street (bet. Broadway & Amsterdam Ave.)
New York NY 10036

Click here for tickets

Flight case for sale

Howard Johnson has a lot of experience travelling as a musician. He now has for sale one of his flight cases he uses to travel with his baritone saxophone.

Howard uses a flight case actually designed for golf clubs. He places his saxophone in its leather case inside of the flight case with some additional padding. This case works for a low A baritone. Any interested party can contact Howard for arrangements. hojotuba @ aol.com

This is the Vault #1000 by Golftravel.

 Golf Travel Bags LLC The Vault

·         Product Material: Polypropylene

·         Product Weight: 19 lbs.

·         Rollerblade-style ball bearing wheels protected by recessed, wraparound housing

·         Padded top and tie-down strap

·         Tongue-in-groove aluminum valance with heavy-duty locks

·         Heavy-duty locking latches, premium quality handles, and approved TSA padlock

·         Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene is color molded throughout


Model No.:


Shipping Weight (in pounds):


Product in Inches (L x W x H):

51.0 x 14.75 x 15.0

Howard Johnson featured in a TV commercial!

Any one over the age of 25 might remember seeing this commercial on tv from the 80’s. It is a Miller Lite commercial featuring baritone saxophonist Howard Johnson! Jazz, 80’s, baritone saxophone, what more could you want? Howard is definitely a syncopater of progressive riffs.

PS – JazzBariSax.com does not endorse Miller Lite, or beer in general for that matter.

UPDATE – December 2013, found a print ad for this campaign: