a kind of resume

Alison Cecile Johns


Alison Cecile Johns

WEBSITE: http://alisoncecilejohns.com

MYSPACE: http://www.myspace.com/cecilejohns

REVERBNATION: http://reverbnation.com/alisoncecilejohns

BLOG: https://alisoncecilejohns.wordpress.com


2010: “Come Back As A Flower: Compositions of Stevie Wonder”

Produced and arranged by Alison Johns and Mimi Fox

Recorded and engineered by Jon Evans at San Pablo Recorders, Berkeley California


  • Alison Johns, vocals
  • Mimi Fox, Guitar
  • Jon Evans, Bass
  • Akira Tana, drums
  • Michele Goerlitz, percussion
  • Dave Ellis, saxophone
  • Wayne Wallace, trombone
  • Ellen Seeling, trumpet

2000: “What The Water Gave Me: Live at Mills College”

Available Online Only


  • Alison Johns, vocals
  • Jonas Muller, piano and cornet
  • John Foster, guitar
  • Alexander Smith, bass
  • Glen Iwaoka, drums
  • Kymberly Jackson, flute

Professional Training:

Voice – Molly Holm, Donna Peterson, Sara Ganz
Guitar – Paul Binkley
Piano – Belle Bullwinkle
Composition – Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran

Selected Performances:

Group Performances include:

  • Tokyo Hot Club Band
  • Deploy Joy Six-woman vocal jazz ensemble led By Molly Holm
  • Barefoot And Pregnant- Vocals and guitar with poet Kelly Navies
  • featured vocalist with composers Jonas Muller, Erik Glick Reiman, and others.

Solo performances: vocals, guitar and/or electric bass, at

  • the Upper Room
  • Paradise Lounge
  • La Pena
  • Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Anna’s Jazz Island
  • Amnesia
  • and others.


Clients have  included:

  • City of Oakland , Parks and Recreation Department
  • East Bay Community Charter School, Oakland, California
  • Aurora School, Oakland, California
  • Music Teachers@att.net, Walnut Creek, California
  • Private Students, Oakland/Berkeley, California

Mills College : Oakland, California, 1999
Bachelor Of Arts, Music
Emphasis on Electronic Music and Vocal Performance


2007: Oakland Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Prize for Photograph “Old and New Buildings”
2000: Wieland Prize for Excellence In Voice
1999: Hellmann Award
1997: Biggerstaff Award

Press / Publications

music works magazine, issue #76, spring 2000


compassion” , a sonic meditation inspired by Pauline Oliveros

Review of Blue Science / Between Dubnotes EP by Detroit Escalator Co., with Alison Johns, vocals


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