I had the opportunity to hang out with Grammy Nominated artist Ski Johnson in his media suite prior to a performance at the W's P.O.V. Lounge last Friday. Ski spoke about his current success, his connection to the American Cancer Society, and the future of jazz music.
This was truly one of the coolest nights I've had in a long time. Not only does Ski have an undeniable talent, but he is extremely humble and down to earth. Success hasn't gone to his head and he certainly has not lost his sense of humor.
I was beyond nervous arriving to the media suite with an interview already in full swing. It was just pass 7:30pm and the show was scheduled to begin at 8. The room was full of Ski's supporters looking on with pride as he answered questions about his life and career.
After many years in the industry, Ski has remain focused on what's important-family, friends, and giving back. He knows that many in the industry go from playing major venues one night to a local venue the next. But it all comes down to his music being heard and having the power to move those that listen.
Check out my full article, video of Ski's performance, and a slideshow of images from the event at examiner.com!
(image courtesy of McArthur Newell of BoldLifestyle Photography)