Singer/guitarist Steph Johnson is an award-winning, multi-dimensional recording artist whose music deftly blends jazz, soul, funk and blues. She’s a captivating performer whose engaging smile is complemented by a lush and distinctive voice. She burst onto the music scene after winning the San Diego Magazine Songwriter Award and has received a San Diego Music Award for Best Jazz Album.
Her recording career has taken a back seat in recent years to social activism. Steph founded and is now Executive Director and Music Director of the Voices of Our City Choir, whose members are experiencing homelessness. The choir is a nonprofit that provides community and case management and has helped find housing for 50 of its 250 members.
Voices of Our City is an inspirational musical ensemble that has garnered plenty of headlines. The choir has been the focus of a documentary The Homeless Chorus Speaks that aired nationally on PBS stations. They recently received the Golden Buzzer on the hit TV show American’s Got Talent. Steph has been recognized as one of San Diego CityBeat’s “People of the Year.” She was also named 2020 “Woman of the Year” by San Diego Assembly Member Todd Gloria.
For this performance Steph will be joined by her husband and bassist Rob Thorsen as well as pianist Josh Nelson, and guitarist Anthony Wilson from a safe social distance. They will be debuting selections from her newest album “So in Love.”
This concert will be presented online, LIVE from our stage in Carlsbad, California with no audience. The concert will be streamed online to ticket holders using a private link. Tickets to the stream are $10 and all proceeds will be split 50/50 between the artist and Museum.