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Johnny Britt – So Hot

Most people won’t be familiar with trumpeter Johnny Britt. This can be explained by the fact that he has not yet had his field of activity as solo artist in smooth jazz. Although his musical career is more than spectacular.

He was musical director of The Temptations, and composed for the Commodores, Three Dog Night, Marion Meadows, Boney James, Kevin Toney, Wyclef Jean, Paul Brown, Peabo Bryson and many more. He recorded and performed with Nils, Willie Bradley, Noel Pointer, Chuck Mangione, Elton John, Michael Bolton, Luther Vandross, Everette Harp, The Winans, Thom Rotella, Norman Connors, Rick Braun, Rayford Griffin, Michael Ward, just to name a few.

The bottom line is that Johnny Britt is a musical heavyweight. For the first time ever he recorded a smooth jazz album with the aptly title So Hot (2018). The album presents Johnny on eight tracks as trumpet player and on four as vocalist. Johnny Britt plays all keyboards, programming, editing, bass, trumpets, flugelhorns, and vocals. Featured artists are Paul Brown, Najee, Josh Britt, Kashan and Nils. Further musicians are Bobby English and Louis Taylor (sax), Marcus Williams (drums), Sean J Lawson (percussion).

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Johnny Britt – So Hot

Johnny Britt was born in Louisville, Kentucky and left with his mother and sister that same year to Cleveland, Ohio where he was raised. Always looking forward and not content to rest on his previous achievements Johnny is broadening is artistry. Johnny’s first ever solo project 2010 was one of a kind … it was simply a grand piano, vocals. violin, cello and flugelhorn. A worship project called There Is Nobody which featured six vocal tracks and six instrumental tracks. After going back in the recording studio for six months Johnny’s new 2012 CD Feels So Good was birthed it offers a collection of 10 songs that were all written by Johnny and his song writing partner wife Arlene … with the exception of one songs. In 2016 Britt performed and produced a concept album Marvin Meets Miles imaged if Miles Davis performed with Marvin Gaye. This international critically acclaimed project was widely accepted worldwide.

2017 Britt released his first ever Christmas album Christmas Is Here Tonight which was written, produced and performed by Britt. His new release So Hot was released October 24th. With the single “So Hot” debuting as among the most added on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts is now rising the charts rapidly. This is Britt’s first ever smooth jazz album which contains 8 instrumentals featuring Britt on trumpet and flugelhorn and 4 vocals which Britt is singing. Special quest on the “So Hot” album are Najee, Paul Brown and introducing Josh Britt.

Buy his new album here.

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