MoMM@Home: Steph Johnson's Musical Journey

Air Date: Friday, July 10, 2020 @ 2:00 PM (Pacific)

Description

Museum Executive Director, Carolyn Grant, joins singer/guitarist Steph Johnson for an exploration of her life and career as a musician, singer/songwriter, and community advocate.

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. 


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