WHO: Jarrett Johnson, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter to discuss his version of the Black National Anthem, the history of music, how it connects and has the ability to heal people.

WHEN: Feb 10, 2021

TIME:  6:30pm

WHERE: CSUB Virtual Webinar via Zoom

WHY:  As part of CSUB’s Black History month programming Jarrett is a featured guest speaker and performer

About Jarrett Johnson

Jarrett’s newly Grammy-nominated version of the now, the 95-year-old anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” is arranged and performed with Alvin Chea of Take 6. This acapella version incorporates images of the “change” that we all experienced in the past year and provides new meaning to the song.Our thoughts are this could be utilized by some of your clients for MLK Day and, or Black History month spots. You can watch the video here: 

While you likely know that Alvin Chea is from the 10X Grammy-winning vocal group Take 6, here’s a little about Jarrett – and his NAACP Contest winning version of the Black National Anthem that was sung at the Virtual March on Washington:

· Singer /Songwriter / Producer

· Current Grammy nominee 63rd Grammy Awards – Best  Arrangement Instrumental or A Cappella – “Lift Every Voice and Sing”  https://bit.ly/LIFTJJV

· Winner of the NAACP 2020 Virtual March on Washington “Lift Every Voice and Sing” Competition

· Composer on Quincy Jones “Soul Bossa Nostra”

· A contributing writer to the GRAMMY award-winning album “Crazy Love” by Michael Bublé

· Touring Background Vocals (BGV) for Michael Bublé

· BGV for Shawn Mendes, Jessie J, Arian Grande, and Childish Gambino

· Credited as vocalist and arranger for Naturally 7 and Take 6

· Vocalist on the forthcoming “Coming 2 America” soundtrack