Miles Johnston Trio or Quartet

Miles Johnston Quartet in concert at the Oak Center General Store

    This group provides a venue for me to sing the songs I like in a Jazz setting. My influences are Shirley Horn, Tony Bennett, Anita O'Day, Chet Baker, and many others. We have over 100 tunes in our repertoire so we can keep a nice variety of music flowing; we'll break it up with straight ahead, bossa novas, sambas, smoky ballads, piano features, horn features, Jazz standards (instrumental), trading solos, etc.

   We perform as a trio, or as a quartet with a horn addition. If you would like a demo CD, please contact Miles Johnston.


Miles Johnston - Drums and Vocals
John Paulson - Tenor sax, Alto Sax, and Flute (
Larry Price - Piano
Mike Sloane - Double bass

Song List Sample

All Of You - Cole Porter
Angel Eyes - Matt Dennis
A Beautiful Friendship - Donald Kahn/Stanley Styne
Detour Ahead - Lou Carter/ Herb Ellis / John Frigo
Here's Looking At You - Carroll Coates
I Remember You - Johnny Mercer/Victor Schertzinger
Let's Get Lost - Frank Loesser/Jimmy McHugh
Night And Day - Cole Porter
Old Devil Moon - Burton Lane/E.Y. Harburg
Save Your Love For Me - Buddy Johnson
Soy Califa - Dexter Gordon
Strollin' - Horace Silver
There Will Never Be Another You - Harry Warren/Mack Gordon
Too Marvelous For Words - Johnny Mercer/Richard Whiting
The Touch Of Your Lips - Ray Noble
Up Jumped Spring - Freddie Hubbard
What Is This Thing Called Love - Cole Porter

Contact Info

Miles Johnston-507-753-2261 or

2 O'clock Jump

     Inspired by the small swing and blues combos of the 1940's and 50's, 2 O'clock Jump has a unique modern sound with roots to Nat Cole, Louis Jordan, T-Bone Walker, Willie Dixon, Mose Allison, Benny Goodman, and others. Normally a quartet, we can also perform as a trio or quintet. We can play soft instrumental music for the cocktail hour and pick up the tempo and swing later for the dance. We're available for clubs, weddings, anniversaries, restaurants, corporate functions, festivals, community events, birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, dinner dances, casinos, grand openings, banquets, picnics, Christmas parties, etc.

   If you would like a demo CD of 2 O'clock Jump, contact one of the band members and they will be pleased to send you one.


Miles Johnston - Drums and vocals
Mike King - Guitar and vocals
Mike Sloane - Upright bass
Dave Townsend - Tenor and alto sax and clarinet

Song List Sample

Alright, Ok, You Win
'Deed I Do
Early In The Morning
Frim Fram Sauce
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
Its Obdacious
Knock Me A Kiss
Look Me In The Eye
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Roll 'em Pete
Route 66
Seventh Son
Straighten Up And Fly Right
You Can Count On Me To Do My Part
You're Drivin' Me Crazy

Contact Info:

Miles Johnston—507-753-2261 or
Mike King—507-252-9715

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