Vail Johnson

New video update from longtime Kenny G and Keb’ Mo’ bassist

Exclusive interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
September 29, 2014

Dubbed “bass monster and country crooner,” Vail Johnson has toured with Kenny G since 1986 and Keb’ Mo’ since 2011.  Throughout the course of his brilliant career, Johnson has also worked with Herbie Hancock, Michael Bolton, Peabo Bryson, Edgar Winter, James Ingram, Patti Austin, David Benoit, Keiko Matsui, Paula Abdul, Warren Hill, Gil Scott Heron, Whitney Houston, George Benson, Carmine Appice, Frank Gambale, Eric Marienthal, Chris Botti, Kirk Whalum, David Cassidy, Phil Perry, Steve Perry and many others.  FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught of with Vail at the 2014 summer NAMM show in Nashville.

Watch our interview with Vail!

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Comments on Vail Johnson

  1. William Wood says:

    What a great interview Jon! I enjoyed it so much.Ya”ll were having too much fun.He has a great sense of humor.Sounds like a great guy.
    I saw him in 1986 or 87 when Kenny G came to our city at the height of his fame with his first hit song.He was an exceptional bass player.I made note of him then and then lost track of him until now.He is excellent at what he does. A great one.

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