Jim Kinnear

  • Jim Kinnear - Piano, Keyboards
  • Dave Watson - Trumpet, Vocals
  • Ralph Johnson - Acoustic Bass

RALPH JOHNSON - A well established, highly schooled player from Barrie, Ralph has played with a wide range of bands, orchestras and musical styles. He studied bass at Humber College and York University and privately with Mike Downs (Head Professor, Bass Dept at Humber), Dave Young (Oscar Peterson's Bassist) and Joel Quarrington (Music Professor at McGill University).
Ralph worked out of the London, Ontario for a number of years with the show band "Friendly Persuasion" touring Canada and the US. During this period he worked with BB King and Barbara McNair.
After relocating to Barrie, he worked the local Jazz scene in trio's, quartets, and several big bands. For a number of years he also performed in the touring bands "The French Connection" and "Straight No Chaser".
When he is not performing with the North York or the Huronia Symphony, you may find Ralph teaching at the Seven Seas Music Academy.

Jim Kinnear 2016