Pianist and composer Quinn Johnson has lived in four different countries on three
different continents, and has played music from around the world with Cuban, Brasilian,
Persian, African, Middle Eastern and Chinese artists. Some of those he has had the
pleasure of working with include Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Rita Coolidge, Martin Short,
Jack Sheldon, Diane Schuur, Richard Carpenter, Judith Hill, Poncho Sanchez, Flora
Purim, Wayne Brady, John Densmore (of The Doors), Elba Ramalho, Down to the Bone,
Jerry Seinfeld, Airto Moreira, Francisco Aguabella, Christopher Cross, and Dancing with the
Stars (US/Canada tour).
Quinn is currently the music director/pianist for Steve Tyrell, a position he’s had for the
last 12 years. He is also the piano/keyboardist for the various Clare Fischer bands, one of
which received the 2013 Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album.
In December 2013, Quinn was music director/arranger for the Mike Stoller 80th Birthday
Celebration in New York, which was MC’d by Paul Schaffer, directed by Randy Johnson,
and included Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Coasters, Bettye La Vette, Chuck Jackson,
Melissa Manchester, Tommy Tune, Sally Kellerman and Ben E King.
Quinn has performed on many TV shows including The Tonight Show, The David
Lettterman Show, The Today Show,The View, the Emmys, America’s Got Talent, and his
playing can be heard on many TV shows as well as feature films. One of his
compositions can be heard on the Emmy award winning show “Homeland”.
Quinn has released several cds on different labels, and currently composes, arranges, and
produces songs and cds for artists in various genres.