Sep 17, 2023 • Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo in concert in San Jose
Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo album release concert!
“I am VERY excited to let you know that our new album For Every Living Thing (Cumulus Records) is now available for streaming, download, and CD and digital purchase! To celebrate this long-awaited release, we will be performing a concert of our new material at the Tabard Theatre in downtown San Jose on Sunday September 17 @4pm.
“The concert will also be LIVESTREAMED, so if you are out of the area or unable to attend the day of the show, you can enjoy a very professionally produced streaming event, and your ticket also allows you to view the concert on demand for up to a month following the show. Tickets are $35 and $25. For complete details on tickets and streaming options, please follow this link. The Tabard is a great venue right next to San Pedro Square, featuring a full stage, flexible seating for up to 150, and a full bar, and their video streams are superb!” ~Ed Johnson
Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo
“For Every Living Thing” new album release
Live performance and livestream!
Sunday September 17, 4pm
29 N. San Pedro St, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95110
Ed Johnson – guitar, vocals
Jennifer Scott – keyboards, vocals
Kristen Strom – sax, flute, clarinet, vocals
John Worley Jr. – trumpet, flugelhorn
Scott Sorkin – guitars
Rene Worst – bass
Jason Lewis – drums
Michaelle Goerlitz – percussion
For Every Living Thing — by Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo
The eagerly anticipated recording by Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo is now available! Featuring mostly original compositions with the band’s trademark Brazilian-flavored sound, the ten tracks explore themes of finding joy through hardship, caring for our planet, and how love transforms and sustains us all.
After getting off to a fast start in the winter of 2020, the album ended up taking over two-and-a-half years to complete, with the global pandemic throwing numerous challenges our way. Through it all, the band persevered, and the result is a stunning collection of songs and production, featuring outstanding, stellar performances from Ed on vocals and guitar, Jennifer Scott on vocals and keyboards, Kristen Strom on sax/flute/reeds, John L. Worley on trumpet and flugelhorn player, Scott Sorkin on guitar and co-production, Rene Worst on bass, Mark Ivester and Jason Lewis on drums, and Michaelle Goerlitz and Jeff Busch on percussion.
Now available at:
1. Little Baião
2. No Stopping The Beat (New Day Rising)
3. For Every Living Thing
4. Coral Sea
5. Where Or When
7. Out Of Time
8. Love As One
9. Lua Soberana
10. Meu Pais
Produced by Ed Johnson and Scott Sorkin
Cumulus Records CR 0107
Sep 17, 2023 • Album release concert — Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo, 4:00pm. Live performance and livestream! Tabard Theater, 29 N. San Pedro St. Suite 200, San Jose CA. Click here for tickets!
Mar 8, 2023 • Live & Aloud — Novo Tempo Trio. Presented by Friends of the Redwood City Public Library, hear a combination of Brazilian-inspired original songs and creative covers of some of some favorite Brazilian songwriters.
Mar 26, 2023 • Jocelyn & Walter’s Porch Concert Series, 3:00-4:15pm. With Jocelyn Elisa (vocals),
Walter John Bankovitch (piano/vocals), Stefan Cohen (saxophones), Phil Montalvo (Latin percussion), Thomas Turner (cajón).
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ELECTRIC BLUES & ROCK GUITAR
FOR EVERY LIVING THING – Ed Johnson & novo tempo
Featuring mostly original compositions with the band’s trademark Brazilian-flavored sound, ten tracks explore themes of finding joy through hardship, caring for our planet, and how love transforms and sustains us all.
After getting off to a fast start in the winter of 2020, the album ended up taking over two-and-a-half years to complete, with the global pandemic bringing numerous challenges. Through it all, the band persevered, and the result is a stunning collection of songs and production, featuring stellar performances from all involved.
BUY CD $20
THE OTHER ROAD – Ed Johnson & novo tempo
Original contemporary Brazilian-inspired songs and instrumentals from a high-powered octet.
The Other Road is Ed’s fourth and latest solo release. Ed’s previous releases, 2004’s Movimento and 2002’s Over That Wave, received glowing reviews, national airplay, and made the Bubbling Under section of the Yellow Dog Jazz chart.
“I am strongly impressed with all the original tracks on this album, and excited to discover a player with such musical fire! “The Other Road” is a grand sonic adventure that gets our MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating!”
–Dick Metcalf, aka Rotcod Zzaj
BUY CD $17
MOVIMENTO – Ed Johnson & novo tempo
Vibrant, original contemporary jazz with a Latin feel and a refreshing emphasis on vocal harmony and horn arrangements. Evocative of Brazilian pop, but unlike anything you’ve heard before.
“Think early Return to Forever meets Jobim and Sergio Mendes.”
—San Jose Mercury News
Movimento fully realizes the tight ensemble performance of Ed’s band NOVO TEMPO. Novo Tempo features John Worley, Kristen Strom, Scott Sorkin, Rene Worst, Mark Ivester, and Jeff Busch. Jennifer Scott teams with Ed for distinctive vocalese duets evocative of Tania Maria.
BUY CD $17
OVER THAT WAVE – Ed Johnson
If you can imagine it, Ed has outdone himself with this recent work. It is sweet, complex, full of energy and love for the music.
“…a very hip combination full of vocal intensity and good musical chops.…His voice, like an American version of Ivan Lins, rises and soars along with his fellow singers Greg Scott, Kim Scanlon and Jennifer Scott to bring a real tour de force to several songs on the CD. There is a real joy and exuberance to these tunes that just can’t be denied. …Highly recommended.”
April 5, 2002
BUY CD $17
HOUSE OF DOORS – Ed Johnson
A masterpiece of Brazilian-inspired jazz and songwriting. Ed Johnson, with co-writer Mimi Hills, co-producer Rick Vandivier, engineer Gary Mankin, guest vocalists Lissy Abraham, Kathy Kallick, Nate Pruitt, Kim Scanlon, Linda Waterfall, and others, Ed creates a sound that is big, dynamic, stunningly beautiful, and full of discovery. House Of Doors combines the passion of Johnson’s vocal delivery with sophisticated, yet purely enjoyable, musical support.
“…a dynamic recording, showcasing some fine songwriting, singing, and instrumental work.”
BUY CD $17
Need great music for your upcoming event?
Ed has over thirty years experience playing at private parties, corporate events, weddings, and other functions. He can provide solo guitar or create a custom ensemble in whatever size you need. Whether you want jazz, classical, rock, country, oldies, or anything in between, Ed’s stellar musicianship will make your event memorable.
Email Ed or call 650-996-2155 or use the form at right.