Focus on the Arts Jazz at Kerrytown
June 23, 2019 5-8 PM
Kerrytown Concert House
415 N 4th Ave Ann Arbor, MI
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.