Focus on the Arts    Jazz at Kerrytown

Athena Johnson!

June 23, 2019    5-8 PM

Kerrytown Concert House

415 N 4th Ave    Ann Arbor, MI

Tickets $25

Featuring

Ibrahim Jones, bass

Eric Joe, drums

Jibreel Johnson, trumpet

Derrick Benford, piano/keys

Angie Ashford, percussion

Athena Johnson, an Ann Arbor native, has been an active member of her community since she can remember.Stemming from a family of solid spiritual and musical foundations, Athena found her niche in performing. As a teen she would be seen on stages such as the Power center or in vocal competitions such as the NAACP ACT-SO events or State solo & Ensemble competitions.

Classically trained , Athena went on to study vocal performance

at Western Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College.She is a wife and mother of 4 beautiful young adults. Athena is now an International recording artist performing from Ann Arbor to London;  both as a Solo act and with her vocal trio ensemble "Dames Brown". She has worked and shared stages with artist such as Angela Bofill, Melba Moore, Kimmie Horne, Rayse Biggs, Ann Arbors own: Fred Smith, Jeff Stanton, Sean Dobbins and John Lawrence, Smooth Jazz  recording artist Alexander Zonjic and Marion Meadows, Soul-funk recording artist Amp Fiddler and more.

Athena has forever felt a love for the music education of youth.  She has taught in the school systems for nearly 20 years in various capacities and is currently a vocal coach for the MSU Community School of Music. She is the owner of Black Stone Bookstore and Cultural Center located at 214 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti.

AACHM    PO Box 130724      Ann Arbor, MI 48113     734-761-1717     aachmuseum@att.net

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