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Superior Theatre Festival: Music Composition Workshop

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Music Composition Master Class with Danny Johnson (ages 12 -21)

Held at Fay Gleeson Dance Centre, 222 Leith St. (off May)

Join us for a songwriting masterclass and workshop as Danny delves into what makes a song great and helps you develop your creativity by expanding and strengthening the tools necessary to help with your songwriting skills, both musically and lyrically.

​Classes are FREE. Students just need to sign up by emailing with the subject STF Masterclasses.

Take as many or few as you want, first come first serve.

Danny Johnson is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor and musical director who has performed at many venues and festivals around the world. He is the Producer of the TBSO’s Juno Nominated album, 2019. He has been the featured soloist with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra on many occasions and he has opened for and toured with many acclaimed acts, including Bob Dylan, The Tragically Hip, Colin James, Johnny Cash, The Temptations, Bob Newhart, Paul Shaffer, Bob Hope and Paul James.

An accomplished jazz pianist, Danny performs many solo gigs as well as those with his Trio, and is considered world-class as a jazz musician. His rock/ r& b band 21 Gun Fun has performed at hundreds of events over the past few years. He enjoys sharing his musical knowledge performing "Blues In The Schools" and the "History Of Jazz" at various schools every year. He has worked with many high schools in Thunder Bay as Musical Director of their school musicals and as a guest artist.

He has composed the music for many award winning films, including the documentary Dorothea Mitchell: A Reel Pioneer, which won the People’s Choice Award at the Bay Street Film Fest and was shown on Bravo. His music for Life Is But A Dream (nominated for best short documentary) was a finalist for best music at the Hot Docs Interna-tional Film Festival in Toronto in 2010. He has composed the music for the films Sticky Money, Chopsticks, Silent Invaders and In Security, and recently composed the music for a documentary film about the forest industry called Pulp Friction, which is playing at festivals around the world. Danny has worked as engineer/producer for dozens of al-bum and film projects at his facility, Danalog Studio, including Rodney Brown’s The Big Lonely and Pierre Schreyer’s Blue Drag, both nominated for Juno awards. Danny is no stranger to theatre audiences, having performed in over fifty productions across the country. He has also acted in several films, including Under The Red Star, which premi-ered at the Northern Character Film Fest in Murmansk, Russia last fall, Silent Invaders (which won the Audience Award at the Faux Film Fest in Portland), Sticky Money and most recently, The Scratch.

222 Leith St.

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