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Ralph Johnson is a Las Vegas-based arranger,
composer, drummer/percussionist, and bassist.
In addition to two Wave Mechanics Union albums
(featured in heavy rotation on Sirius XM), Ralph
has recorded and performed with The Indianapolis
Jazz Orchestra, Indianapolis Latin Percussionist
Larry Calland's band Conga Jazz, and his own band,
He has arranged music for folk singer Ani DiFranco,
The Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra, The Heartland
Jazz Ensemble (Indianapolis), The Northern Illinois
University Caribbean Steel Orchestra, marching
bands at Northwestern University, East Texas State
University, The University of Colorado, as well
as several Bands of America Grand National Finalists,
including the 1990 and 1991 BOA Grand National
Champion Plymouth-Canton Educational Park.
He has performed with The Preservation Hall Jazz
Band from New Orleans, Al Grey (Count Basie Orchestra),
John Von Ohlen (Stan Kenton Orchestra), Jim Snidero
(NY saxophonist), Adrien Re (Washington, DC saxophonist)
Jim Rupp (Woody Herman Orchestra), Louis Bellson,
Bob James (NY pianist and composer), Andy Narell
(Steel Pan virtuoso), Kay Caruso (Las Vegas virtuoso
guitarist), Benjamin Hale (guitarist/singer/actor
'Johnny Cash' in "The Million Dollar Quartet"
at Harrah's Las Vegas), and numerous jazz and
rock groups in Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit,
and Las Vegas.
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