|Johnson is a jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist best known as a bass player currently based in Texas, USA.
Throughout his career, Johnson has worked with many world class musicians, such as: Abraham Laboriel, Adam Nitti, Alvaro Lopez, Eric Boseman and Nikki Glaspie, pianist David Garfield, christian artists Marcela Gandara, Julio Melgar, Christine D’Clario, Soluciones Juveniles among many others, as well as maintaining a successful solo career.
Born in Guatemala City, Johnson was immersed at a very young age in various musical environments: Rock&Roll, R&B, Funk and Jazz. By the age of 20, Johnson was proficient on piano and bass guitar and already writing songs.He started composing and performing professionally at that age when the largest christian music company in the world at the time “Integrity Music” signed him as part of award winning band “Vertical”.
In 2006 Johnson moved to Mexico to become a part of the production team of Grammy Award nominee producer/drummer Alvaro Lopez and at the same time he became the bass player for Lopez’s “Resq Band”.
In 2010, Johnson began focusing on the production side of music and since then he has become a highly respected producer as well. He has been a part of many professional albums as a bassist, producer and/or multi-instrumentalist.
Johnson is currently touring throughout the world as Music Director for one of the top selling christian artist, multi-award winning singer Marcela Gandara www.facebook.com/marcelagandaraoficial, among other well established musicians and other multi-award winning artists like Julio Melgar and many others.
He also travels all around the US and Latin America doing jazz concerts and bass and production clinics.
Johnson has released 2 instrumental albums, “Bass&Beyond” (2012) and “The Leslie Johnson Project” (2015). Both albums have received many positive reviews from different magazines and radio stations.
Johnson is also an active member of one of the most important online magazine for bass players, Bass Players United team (www.facebook.com/bassplayersunited).