Raymond Johnson

Raymond Johnson is a musician, composer, and producer from Houston, TX. He began studying music and performance during secondary school participating in marching bands, wind ensembles, and jazz bands. During his time studying Electrical Engineering at UT Austin, Raymond explored digital music production and began performing regionally with Austin based groups including Bramaya, Superfónicos and Golden Dawn Arkestra.

Raymond is known for a layered sound that blends elements of jazz fusion, Pan-African folk and blues, and experimental electronic with an Afro-futuristic aesthetic. His artistic practice and motivation centers on the development of humanism across the African Diaspora.

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Discography

Suelta EP – Superfónicos – 2018
Saxophone

Swandala – Storbm – 2018
Flute, Djembe

Unbreakable – Soul Track Mind – 2014
Saxophone

Moment of Resolution – Raymond Johnson – 2012
Composer, Engineer, Saxophone, Flute, Percussion, Keyboard

Life on the Underground – Raymond Johnson – 2011
Saxophone, Flute

Chesterfield – Chesterfield – 2011
Saxophone

Ghost of Soul – Soul Track Mind – 2010
Saxophone

Performances

Meow Wulf – Santa Fe, NM – October, 2018
Saxophone, Golden Dawn Arkestra

Lagunitas Beer Circus – Los Angeles, CA – October, 2018
Saxophone, Golden Dawn Arkestra

Saso L’Oju Egun (Behind the Mask) – Fusebox Festival – Austin, TX – 2018
Saxophone, Flute, Dancer – Akirash

The Wine Down by The Dreaming Tree Wines – Austin, TX, 2017

KUTX Studio 1A – Austin, TX, 2017

America’s Got Talent – San Antonio, TX, 2016

27th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival – Austin, TX – 2016

Texas Taco Tequila and Margarita Festival – Conroe, TX – 2016

Texas Folklife Festival – Austin, TX – 2016

International Music Festival – Austin, TX – 2014, 2016, 2017

Theatre

Miracle on 34th St. – Georgetown Palace Theatre – 2015
Saxophone, Flute

The Buddy Holly Story – Georgetown Palace Theatre – 2015
Actor, Saxophone

Awards

Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program – Awardee – 2016
Apprentice

Personal Details

Aliases: Raysun
Diet: Vegan, Plant-based
Star Sign: Sun in Aries