Based in Los Angeles, Christopher "CJ" Johnson is an alto sax player specializing in heartfelt smooth jazz. His first single is a cover of Ed Sheeran's 2016 Song of the Year, "Thinking Out Loud." This instrumental version was produced by Gaku Murata and has been played on over 50 radio stations across the U.S. and Europe. It's available on iTunes, Amazon, Pandora and Spotify. His Facebook page has attracted over 24,000 followers. All audio files can be downloaded for free by clicking here.
CJ was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota. After high school, he fled the cold winters of the Midwest for the warmth of the South, where he earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in ballet from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He also studied saxophone there. He danced professionally with Ballet Austin, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the San Francisco cast of The Phantom of the Opera. He now plays music with the The Crew and other groups in Los Angeles. And he has performed as an opening act for saxophonists Marion Meadows and Paul Taylor, at Santa Anita Park racetrack in Arcadia, California.