17th Panama Jazz Festival - Reggie Johnson, Panamanian Artist
The Panamanian saxophonist Reginald Reggie Johnson is a worthy representative of the Panamanian music and a great honoree of the seventeenth edition of the Panama Jazz Festival.
He was born on November 17, 1939 in Panama City and is the oldest of three brothers. The musical affinity perhaps inherited it from his mother, who played the Hawaiian guitar. However, his melodic journey began during his adolescence through dance, in floor show with his sister Marva, with whom he executed complex tap steps in club houses and diverse centers in the cities of Panama and Colon.
His crush on music came from the melodies of the American musician Louis Jordan and his group Tympany Five, which inspired Johnson to change the dance for the alto saxophone. His mother got a second-hand saxophone and soon embarked on a new artistic adventure.
17th Panama Jazz Festival - Reggie Johnson on Board
Reginald Johnson is a meritorious musician from Panama, whose trajectory has carved the Isthmus musical history. From its beginnings in the dance, to its countless concerts with international luminaries, Johnson's experiences star in the musical tribute of the 17th Panama Jazz Festival. Panamanian saxophonist Reginald Reggie Johnson is a worthy representative of Panamanian music and a great honoree of the seventeenth edition of the Panama Jazz Festival.