Ellen Johnson

“Many musicians touch the heart or the mind or the soul, some reach out to more than one of these, only a few appeal to all. Ellen Johnson is clearly one of these select few.” - Bruce Crowther, Jazz Journal International

"When it comes to shaping wordless gems, Johnson packs as imaginative a wallop as the mighty McFerrin." - Christopher Louden, JazzTimes

"A gifted songstress with an ear for strong melodies." -John Stevenson, EJazz News

“Ellen Johnson's These Days is one of the best albums to be heard from a no-nonsense jazz singer in the past year; she and her recording are worthy of serious consideration for placement in the 2007 DownBeat Critics Poll.” - Frank John Hadley, DownBeat

"Johnson has released a challenging, sophisticated and successful album that raises the standard of modern jazz singing by at least one notch.  While other singers are rehashing the great American songbook, Johnson is putting it through the meat grinder and creating a whole new menu.” -

George Harris, All About Jazz