“Recording Artist Johnny Britt Scores Big with Appearance and Performances in 2 Oscar Nominated Films, La La Land and Hidden Figures”
Los Angeles, CA — Singer, trumpeter, producer and songwriter Johnny Britt had a busy year; both behind and in front of the motion picture camera. First, Britt appears in the 2017 Golden Globe Award winning film, La La Land and is featured as a trumpet soloist as a member of the band during one of the film’s climactic scenes in Paris.
Johnny who speaks fluent French lived and studied in Paris at the prestigious Conservatoire de Versailles had this to say about his experience. “I related to this film because so much of the role that Ryan played as a jazz musician; paralleled my life in Paris working as a jazz musician and singer.” Still flying high from being a part of La La Land, Britt got a call from renown composer Hans Zimmer to play solo trumpet for the soundtrack of the movie Hidden Figures; a film detailing the life of Katherine Johnson and her struggles as an African American woman working for NASA during the nascent stages of space exploration. “Hidden Figures was one of the most emotional recording sessions I’ve ever performed on. While I was in the booth playing my trumpet, I had tears in my eyes as I thought of all of the great African American women who have struggled and sacrificed for us all.”
All of this came on the heels of his acclaimed recorded release, of “Marvin Meets Miles” Vol. 1. Britt’s solo CD reimagining the music of two of Britt’s longtime musical exemplars, Marvin Gaye and Miles Davis.
Be on the lookout for Johnny’s new single “You Sure Love To Ball” featuring Marcus Miller and Wah Wah Watson. Listen to song tracks on Johnny Britt’s “Marvin Meets Miles” Vol. 1 go to: Google Play. For more information, tour updates or bookings contact: http://www.marvinmeetsmiles.com
Marvin Gaye and Miles Davis never performed together on the same stage – BUT IMAGINE IF THEY DID… Singer/ Trumpeter Johnny Britt inspired by Marvin and Miles has produced a dynamic show and album bringing the influence of these two giants into one conceptual album titled, MARVIN MEETS MILES VOL 1. In 2017, Johnny Britt scored big with his trumpet appearances in Oscar and Golden Globe winning film La La Land and Oscar nominated Hidden Figures.
Signed to Motown Records as the founder/creator/lead singer of his group Impromp2 this multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer, trumpeter, arranger, composer and educator in the entertainment industry has toured the world and has recorded with some of the biggest names in the industry. Johnny received his break after studying music at the prestigious Conservatory of Versailles just outside Paris.
Upon his return to the U.S. he was discovered by Otis Williams of The Temptations who hired Johnny as their youngest ever musical director. This lead to Johnny co-producing the music for the Emmy Award Winning The Temptations Mini Series Movie. Johnny has earned three #1 Billboard Singles as a songwriter. Johnny has worked with the legendary David Bowie, Qunicy Jones, Luther Vandross, Josh Groban, Jennifer Lopez, Maxwell, John Legend and Common on the 2015 Oscars, Annie Lennox 2015 PBS Special, Adam Levine on The Voice, as well as Little Anthony and The Imperials performance, on ABC’S The View. His current CD release long anticipated MARVIN MEETS MILES VOL.1 CD PROJECT which features 8 Marvin Gaye classics along with 1 original recording track “Marvin Meets Miles” plus there are 2 bonus tracks. All songs are performed, arranged and produced by Johnny Britt. His new single “You Sure Love To Ball” features Marcus Miller, Boney James and Wah Wah Watson… The video for “You Sure Love To Ball” is available worldwide.