Vince Johnson sings baritone and plays bass, guitar and trombone. He was born September 3, 1970, and raised in San Luis Obispo, California. In junior high, Johnson knew he wanted to be a musician. He says he has all the Four Freshmen albums and practically wore out the "Voices in Love" cassette while driving his car around town in his school days. Johnson brings a distinguished résumé to the Freshmen. Johnson received his Bachelor of Music Degree from California State University Long Beach in 1994 and his Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from USC in 1996. His musical experiences vary from playing principal bass in a symphony orchestra to playing drums throughout his childhood (lucky neighbors!). Before joining The Freshmen in 1999, Johnson worked as an accompanist, educator and performer. He fills what little free time he has between shows staying fit by swimming, running and playing golf. The Four Freshmen and Take 6 are his favorite musical groups.
Masters of Jazz Studies 1996
San Luis Obispo, CA