Musician4Musicans and KAJ Productions Present "Greats Gone 2 Soon" Honoring Twin Cities' Legendary George "Smoove G"
"Greats Gone 2 Soon" is a music series honoring the greatest entertainers of all times who left us with their gift of unforgettable memories through their music. These artists presented are the legendary Etta James, Teddy Pendergrass, Isaac Hayes, Barry White, Luther Vandross, Teena Marie and Rick James on Sunday February 17, at 5:00pm at Famous Dave's in Uptown
George "Smoove G" Scott, a legendary and talented musician, a guitar player for "The Soul Tight Committee," and longtime friend of The Johnson Family, holding guitar player position in several key projects including, but not limited to, "Conversation Piece, UniverSoul and Re-vi-val is experiencing health challenges and needs our support. We are missing his expertise, talent, presence, professionalism and smile," explained Musicians4musicians founder Kathleen Johnson. Ms. Johnson went on to say, "The Johnson Music Family" has been a major player in the Minneapolis music scene for decades with deep strong roots that are planted in the vaults of Paisley Park Studios.
Today, extreme disparities continue to plague the Twin Cities' entertainment industry, even with musicians who come off the road from touring with legendary international artists like The Commodores, Chaka Chan, Cameo and The Pointer Sisters, to name a few. We offer solutions: hope, love, mentorship and paid performance opportunities to our musicians of all backgrounds, by developing partnerships that support our mission.
Ms. Johnson and her brother, Kirk Johnson collaborate often on music projects. Mr. Johnson is the producer of this up coming music concert series, "Greats Gone 2 Soon," which launched at the Dakota last November. The show was about to begin when Mr. Johnson was notified that George "Smooth G" was rushed to the hospital. His newest performance project, "Greats Gone 2 Soon - The Etta James Experience" is a musical production showcasing Etta James' songs and some of the artists she influenced, as well as, those who influenced her.
These productions are supported by dedicated, seasoned up and coming talented artists of Musician4Musicians' "Raising The Bar - An Artist's Loft" workshops which develop and train new talent, and started in the living room of another "Great Gone 2 Soon"…Mrs. Arnellia, who passed away in December after losing her battle with cancer. "Without Arnellia's nightclub, who knows if we would still be here. Local clubs do not take too well to new projects! Ms. Arnellia always gave us an opportunity to showcase our new talent," said Kathleen Johnson.
Kicking off the Valentine's weekend of love music series on Friday February 15th, KAJ Productions presents The Etta James Experience, featuring Kathleen Johnson at the Dakota, on February 16th, a 40-year celebration of "The Survival Skills Institute in North Minneapolis at The Capri Theatre, followed by Sunday, February 17th, a show honoring George "Smoove G" Scott at Famous Dave's in Uptown. "Bring the entire Family as we believe great music must be passed on to our youth", explained KAJ Productions CEO Kirk Johnson. Connect to "Greats Gone 2 Soon" on Facebook for more information or call (952)220-4491.
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