Smooth-jazz saxophonist Christopher "CJ" Johnson 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.


CJ now plays music with The Crew and other groups in Los Angeles. He has opened up for saxophonists Marion Meadows and Paul Taylor and keyboardist Brian Simpson at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. CJ's first single was a cover of Ed Sheeran's 2016 Song of the Year, "Thinking Out Loud." This instrumental version has been played on over 50 radio stations across the U.S. and Europe. His Facebook page has attracted over 24,000 followers.



Cell phone: (310) 846-7153

twitter: @ccjsax

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Ascension by Maxwell
Attention by Charlie Puth
Beautiful People by Ed Sheeran
Better by Khalid
Boo'd Up by Ella Mai
Creep by TLC
Cross Me by Ed Sheeran
Dancing with a Stranger by Sam Smith
Don't Leave Me by Blackstreet
Eastside by Benny Blanco
For the Love of You by The Isley Brothers
Good Old Days by Macklemore
Happier by Marshmello
Happy by Pharrell Williams
I Don't Care by Ed Sheeran
I Don't Mind by Usher
Lean on Me by Bill Withers
Let It Be by The Beatles
Lost Without U by Robin Thicke
Love Lies by Khalid
Love like This by Faith Evans
Love Someone by Lukas Graham
Love Yourself by Justin Bieber
Maputo by Bob James and David Sanborn
My Prerogative by Bobby Brown
New Light by John Mayer
Old Town Road by Lil Nas X
One Kiss by Calvin Harris
One on One by Hall and Oates
Red Red Wine by UB40
Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur
Sexy Love by Ne-Yo
Shallow from A Star Is Born
Somebody by Natalie La Rose
Stay with Me by Sam Smith
Stitches by Shawn Mendes
Talk by Khalid
Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande
That's the Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Tonight (Best You Ever Had) by John Legend
Without Me by Halsey
You Make Me Wanna by Usher
Your Body Is a Wonderland by John Mayer

Thinking Out Loud - Christopher CJ

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Christopher CJ - power to the people