J. J. Johnson Photo

J. J. Johnson

Born: Jan 22, 1924

Death: Feb 4, 2001

Birthplace: Indianapolis

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

J. J. Johnson

Date of Birth : Jan 22, 1924
Date of Death : Feb 4, 2001
Birth Place : Indianapolis

James Louis "J. J." Johnson was an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger. He was sometimes credited as Jay Jay Johnson. Johnson was one of the first trombonists to embrace bebop music. He has long been regarded as one of the leading trombonists of the post-swing era, exerting a pervasive influence on other jazz musicians.


  • Musician
  • Composer
  • Film Score Composer
  • Bandleader
  • Trombonist

Also known as

  • James Louis Johnson
  • Jay Jay Johnson
  • JJ Johnson
  • J.J. Johnson
  • Johnson, J. J.


  • Vivian Johnson
  • Carolyn Johnson
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