“Producer, bass player, composer and multi-instrumentalist Leslie Johnson garnered stateside attention with the 2012 release of Bass & Beyond, featuring guest turns by the likes of Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce, Jay-Z), Alvaro Lopez (Abraham Laboriel) and Eric Boseman (Brian Mcknight, Whitney Houston).
The Guatemala City native has been professionally active since the age of 20, appearing on more than 50 albums as a sideman and producer.
That puts Johnson in a unique position to capitalize on his newfound attention. He’s followed Bass & Beyond with the new The Leslie Johnson Project, which features performances by Philip Lassiter, Frank McComb, Adam Nitti, Philip Lassiter and others.”

Preston Frazier

Throughout his career, Johnson has worked with many world class musicians, such as: Bassists Abraham Laboriel and Adam Nitti, drummers Alvaro Lopez, Eric Boseman and Nikki Glaspie, pianist David Garfield, among many others. Johnson has had the opportunity to work with several multi-award winning artists and producers for the past 12 years.

He’s currently touring as MD for multi-award winning christian artist Marcela Gandara among other well established musicians and artists.
Leslie is also an active member of the Bass Players United team.

In addition to his work as a performer/sideman, Leslie is also an active bass clinician. He travels all around Latin America and the US doing bass and production clinics and masterclasses.

If you want to contact LJ for recording sessions, clinics, concerts, etc. please email us at [email protected]


Nikki Glaspie – (Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kanye West)

“Leslie is one of the most complete bassists and producers I’ve ever worked with. He has groove, slap abilities and extensive harmonic knowledge.”


Eric Boseman – (Whitney Houston, Brian McKnight) 

“Leslie is one of the most talented bassists and producers I have ever worked with. His skills are exceptional and his sense of musicianship is outstanding. If you want to take your project to another level, Leslie is the guy for you.”