Summer Music Nights will continue at 7 p.m. June 16 at White Stone United Methodist Church, 118 Methodist Church Road, White Stone. The Phil Johnson Quartet will present the swinging sounds of the 30s, 40s and 50s.
Phil Johnson formed After Six in 2005 and featured on piano Barbra Walter Williams. Since the passing of Williams and other members of the band moving on, Johnson has formed this new quartet, reported Douglas Somervell.
Johnson started playing music with his dad at age 6. He played saxophone in his elementary school band, switched to clarinet in middle school and was playing in local dance bands by the time he was in high school.
The other members of the quartet include Glen Boswick on bass, Don Evans on keyboard and Tom Jeffrey on drums.
Boswick is a band leader in the Tidewater area. Evans has been playing since grade school on trumpet as well as piano. Jeffrey was the drum major of the U.S. Army Continental Band at Fort Monroe and he was also a member of the Fife and Drums of Williamsburg and has played for Johnny Mathis, Engelbert Humperdinck, the Ken Harman Quartet and Boothers.
This event is open to all. There will be free refreshments and dancing will be encouraged. Tips for the band’s expenses are appreciated.