Michelle Johnson is a contemporary jazz singer songwriter based in Las Vegas, Nevada where she is known as "The First Lady of Jazz."  After years of singing backups for many musical legends, she is currently recording her first solo album and working on a book about the music business. 

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Spotlight: My Journey from Backstage to Centerstage


An electric evening of music and behind the scenes stories from a singer to the stars. Michelle Johnson, a popular Las Vegas based vocalist, will be playing in the beautiful Red Room in Puerto Vallarta's Stages Theater. Her one woman musical show is a powerful, story driven theatrical piece about her experiences in the music business, as a session and back up singer to some of the all time greats. Fused with jazz, R&B, rock and pop, the show is sure to delight audiences across a wide demographic. Hurry and get your tickets! FOUR NIGHTS ONLY! March 19, 20, 22, 24, 2018 at 7:30pm! Direct ticket link coming soon.

Happy Birthday Ella!

The Space, 3460 Cavaretta Court, Las Vegas, NV

“Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz” Michelle Johnson stars in “Happy Birthday Ella”. An intimate concert paying tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald. The show happens on the eve of what would have been Ella’s 101st birthday, and features a world class jazz trio and some special guests. Come and hear the songs that made Ella great, and find out some things you may not have known about her. The show promises to be a great night of entertainment, stories and classic jazz. See you there!

The Music of Disney - With Dave Perrico's Pop Strings Orchestra

The Smith Center - Cabaret Jazz, 361 W Symphony Park Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89106

David Perrico - Award winning (Best of Las Vegas 2013-Review Journal) trumpeter, composer and conductor returns to Myron’s Cabaret Jazz with his Pop Strings Orchestra to perform “The Music of Disney.” The evening will feature songs from some of your favorite Disney classics including – The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Lady and The Tramp, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, Pinocchio, and Snow White. Featuring vocalists Lauren Fraser, Michelle Johnson, Francesca Camus, Lily Arce, Fletch Walcott.

“Johnson is the real article, and her band is terrific.” - Las Vegas Review Journal

“Thoughtful and soulful.” - Las Vegas Review Journal

Known as “Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz”, critically acclaimed vocalist Michelle Johnson offers a delightful and inspiring evening of music as she reflects on the making of her new album, and the career choices that led her from being a backup singer to the stars to becoming a celebrated solo artist in her own right.

Her new show “I’m All In” will feature a variety of popular music from Broadway to rock, as well as powerful original songs from her new album, produced by Grammy winner Kamau Kenyatta (producer for Grammy winner Gregory Porter and others).

Tapestry Unraveled

Smith Center - Cabaret Jazz, 361 W Symphony Park Ave Las Vegas, NV 89106, Las Vegas, NV 89106

Las Vegas favorite Michelle Johnson performs “Tapestry Unraveled”, a beautifully written musical tribute celebrating Carole King's iconic album, “Tapestry.” Michelle and her musicians perform the work in its entirety, blending the songs and stories behind the music with Michelle’s multi-faceted life as a “Singer to the Stars” and a talented songwriter in her own right. Musical direction by Jeff Neiman.

Join us for an intimate and electric evening of storytelling, music, and the soul and power of Carole King’s “Tapestry.” Featuring an outstanding band under the direction of celebrated musical director and arranger Jeffrey Neiman.



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