John Rankin Welcomes Clarence Johnson III

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Last Minute John Rankin Update

This Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at the Columns Hotel, located at 3811 St. Charles, saxophonist Clarence Johnson will be joining guitarist John Rankin for a duo set.  The performance is scheduled from 8 -11 PM.  Johnson matriculated through Loyola University’s acclaimed jazz program under the tutelage of Tony Dagradi.  He quickly became and in demand sideman for bands including Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Orchestra and Deacon John’s big band, as well as a leader performing at  Snug Harbor and Sweet Lorraine’s.   He also performed regularly at the Columns with Rankin and appeared on the guitarists last two CDs.  Since the federal flood in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Johnson has lived in Atlanta.

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