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The creator of the “Netta Bop” sound, Arnetta Johnson introduces both young musical audiences and jazz aficionados to an all-new musical experience. Deemed one of the “20 Artists to Watch” by NPR, Arnetta Johnson is leaving her stamp on the jazz world and earning her place in the playlists of her colleagues and peers.
The bandleader of her group, Arnetta Johnson and SUNNY (Sounds Uplifting Nobility through Notes and Youth), and trumpeter for the indie-pop band AJR, she strives to stand jazz on its head and inspire others. She has performed with some of music’s biggest artists and graced some of the world’s largest stages, including performing with Beyonce’ at the Super Bowl. Listed as a featured trumpeter on the 2018 “OTR II Tour”, and adding her signature sound on The Carters Everything Is Love 2018 Grammy Award-winning album. Her numerous live performance credits include playing with the likes of Terri Lyme Carrington, Christian McBride, Ralph Peterson, Geri Allen, and Esperanza Spalding just to name a few.
A New Jersey native, Johnson attended the Creative and Performing Arts High School in Camden, New Jersey and has received national medals from the NAACP ACT-SO competition, has won over 20 Best Soloist Awards from various high school jazz festivals, and was recognized as the Best Overall Soloist at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Fest.