Drummer Extraordinaire Tyree Johnson

The KC Drummer, a Musical Visionary and an In-Demand Producer, Arranger and Audio Engineer is the Recipient of an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant.

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing Kansas City native Tyree Johnson play the drums, then you know the 2021 ArtsKC Inspiration Grant winner always delivers the goods with exuberance, joy and energy, and the technical expertise of an Old Master. 

When he is not performing straight-ahead jazz at Lonnie’s Reno Club as drummer-in-residence for the Lonnie McFadden Quartet, Tyree can be found fusing French, African and American sounds with his band Everyday Strangers or chopping it up with veterans three times his age at The Mutual Musicians Foundation. A cross-skilled musician, the 15-year veteran performer is also an in-demand producer, arranger and audio engineer.

Tyree Johnson


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