'In a city where new things are continually expected, Johnson always delivers with quality and delight, with a Romantic style that welcomes the listener into a world of the unusual and the bright.' - Anna L Franco
M Zachary Johnson is a young American composer and conductor based in New York. He studied at Michigan University and at Mannes College of Music. He has also studied at Salzburg University and at the Schola Cantorum in Paris.
He currently teaches in the Preparatory Division at Mannes College. A long standing collaboration with saxophonist Brian Horner has resulted in premieres of more than ten new works for saxophone. Johnson founded the MZJ Ensemble, a symphonic group based in New York City which performs his larger compositions.
Ensemble. A Romantic Style - A lecture-concert by M Zachary Johnson and his ensemble, reviewed by Anna L Franco
Ensemble. A Joyous Celebration - Music by M Zachary Johnson, reviewed by Anna L Franco
CD Spotlight. Shining Through - Saxophone music by M Zachary Johnson, reviewed by Anna Franco. 'The performers show their total dedication ...'
Ensemble. Full of Life - Compositions by M Zachary Johnson premièred at Steinway Hall, reviewed by Anna Franco