Gift of Jazz presents a centennial tribute to Johnny Hartman performed by Robert Johnson on Wednesday, July 19 at 7 pm at Dazzle at Baur’s.

July 2023 is when vocalist Johnny Hartman (well-known for recording with John Coltrane) would have turned 100 years old. To remember the music of this legend, Gift of Jazz presents a Centennial tribute to vocalist Johnny Hartman, performed by Colorado’s own Robert Johnson.

Our tribute shows are not only a place to hear great music but are an opportunity to learn about the presenting artist and the musician that is the focus of the tribute. As a nonprofit organization, all Gift of Jazz programs have a tie to education and community.

Vocals – Robert Johnson
Bass – Bijou Barbosa
Drums – Mike Marlier
Sax – Bob Rebholz
Piano – TBD

Robert Johnson’s voice can be heard everywhere. As a vocalist, he’s shared the stage with Bob Hope, Stevie Wonder, Chuck Mangione, Stan Getz, Roberta Flack, Donna Summer and countless more. He’s appeared in national and regional productions of Porgy and Bess, Ain’t Misbehavin, A Brief History Of White Music, Showboat, Blues In The Night, The Full Monty, Buddy Holly, and also as the voice of the plant in Little Shop Of Horrors. Since making his home in Denver, Robert has been named Best Male Vocalist in the Denver Posts Readers Poll, Best Jazz Vocalist by the Colorado Black Artists Association, and was honored as Colorado’s Best Male Singer by the News and Radio Media and Best Male Vocalist by the Colorado Songwriters Association.

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