Aubrey Johnson

Jazz/film session singer

13 Reviews (5 Verified)
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Highly experienced session singer in wide variety of genres, including jazz, pop/R&B, choral, Brazilian music, with appearances on 3 Grammy Award-Winning albums (Lyle Mays, Bobby McFerrin, Arturo O'Farrill), and 15+ years industry experience.

I'm a New York-based jazz vocalist who specializes in contemporary and classic jazz, with and without lyrics. I am especially adept at interpreting music without lyrics, as I did on the Grammy Award-Winning recording, "Eberhard", by the late pianist Lyle Mays. (This skill also lends itself well to singing on film scores and trailer music, as I have done with composer Ryan Andrews.) I'm also equally at home interpreting jazz standards, as well as the original compositions of modern jazz players such as Billy Childs, Sara Serpa, Jason Yeager, etc.

In addition to jazz solo singing, I'm also very experienced in jazz ensemble singing, including layering my voice in multiple harmonies, as I did on Manhattan Transfer keyboardist Yaron Gershovsky's album, "Up Close From Afar Collaborations". This ensemble singing expertise extends to choral singing in a more "traditional" (classical) context, as well as pop, gospel, and R&B ensemble singing/background vocals. In total, I've lent my voice to over 40 jazz albums as a "side person". In addition to singing the music of others, I also write and arrange my own music, as on my 2020 release, "Unraveled".

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Discogs verified credits for Aubrey Johnson (2)
  • Gold Company
  • Ron Di Salvio Featuring Jimmy Cobb
  • Tim Hauser = ティム・ハウザー*
  • Phil Sargent (3)
  • Bobby McFerrin
  • Andy Bergman
  • Allegra Levy
  • Guy Mendilow Ensemble
  • Jason Yeager Trio
  • Numinous (2)
  • Steven Kirby
  • Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble
  • Jason Yeager, Randal Despommier
  • Paul Winter Consort & Friends
  • Pedro Melo Alves
  • Billy Childs
  • Lyle Mays
  • Nicholas Urie
  • Bobby McFerrin


  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

13 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Ron S.
    by Ron S.

    Again, Aubrey is great to work with - not only very talented but ready to lunge head-first into my difficult vocal passages, without fear of heights. Super fun person.

  2. Review by Ron S.
    by Ron S.

    Aubrey is a formidable talent. She read my charts and was able to double a lead vocal with the correct inflection and style to match. Very rare. She has spot-on intonation. No Auto-tune necessary. I'll be back.

  3. Review by Bill Wardlow

    Aubrey was terrific. It's a big challenge to work virtually, but, after a very good first pass, she was willing to take the time to re-track the song to make it exactly how I imagined. Highly recommended. Hear the results here:

  4. Review by Jamie R.

    Aubrey Did a terrific job interpreting my music then executing beautifully and with great precision. A great pro that I look forward to reaching out to again..

  5. Review by Shehrose.a.mian

    Aubrey did an outstanding job providing vocals for a musical piece. Her intonation and artistic understanding demonstrate a seemingly effortless but accessible and humble virtuosity. Professionally, she offers a fluent and responsible sense of kindness that allowed for easy communication and work expectations. Highly recommended!

  6. Review by Skip
    by Skip

    Aubrey did a fantastic job and a truly soulful interpretation of a jazz hybrid song and really captured the spirit. Her pitch and rhythm are completely on point. Great to work with Fast turnaround time. Recommended!

  7. Review by Skip
    by Skip

    Aubrey did a fantastic job and a truly soulful interpretation of a jazz hybrid song and really captured the spirit. Her pitch and rhythm are completely on point. Great to work with Fast turnaround time. Recommended!

  8. Review by Lisa Nardi
    by Lisa Nardi

    EXCELLENT !! Aubrey is a sensational singer as well as a seasoned musician who is comfortable with a wide array of musical styles,,, She recently added her beautiful voice to a classical composition of mine but I will absolutely ask her to lend her talents to whatever style project I am doing in the future,,, Not your average good singer, Aubrey is great and that's a big difference,,,

  9. Review by Randal Despommier
    by Randal Despommier

    I’ve worked with Aubrey on two albums (All at Onceness and Dio C’è) and have also had the pleasure of touring with her. She brings a very high level of musicality, professionalism, and artistry to the table. She can sing a wide range of styles from jazz, rock/pop, classical, folk, has an incredible range, and is also fun to work with. Most importantly, she can really bring out the spirit of your music. Whether you need a lead singer for a film score, overdubbing, or a versatile jazz vocalist for a new recording project, I highly recommend Aubrey.

  10. Review by Daniel Loomis
    by Daniel Loomis

    I have had the pleasure of working Aubrey as a producer on multiple recording sessions and many live performances. She is that magic mix of a dedicated creative artist and a meticulous perfectionist. She always delivers pitch-perfect, naunced, heartfelt performances. She is knowledgeable of a huge range of music and very responsive to creative feedback. I always look forward to working with Aubrey!

  11. Review by Bill Heigen
    by Bill Heigen

    I had the opportunity to work with Aubrey for the first time many years ago, and right at the beginning, I was stunned by her vocal versatility and her ensemble singing skills. Years later, I invited her to be part of my project Songs of Sorrow and I was fortunate enough to have her gorgeous voice giving life to my choral pieces. I highly recommend Aubrey for any musician seeking to collaborate with only the best professionals in NYC. Aubrey is definitely an asset for any vocal project.

  12. Review by Randy Jenkins
    by Randy Jenkins

    Aubrey is a phenomenal vocalist with an incredible musical sensibility. She’s an outstanding sight reader and has a full grasp of complex melodies and rhythms. Aubrey is also very much able to deliver a professional grade product from her personal recording space. Her rates are fair and her turnaround time was reasonable. She communicated quickly and clearly, and was very easy to get in touch with. It was a pleasure working with her and I would definitely want to work with her again.

  13. Review by Yaron Gershovsky
    by Yaron Gershovsky

    Aubrey Johnson is simply an incredible singer. Her ability to turn any song into a true art form is just amazing. We have collaborated on many songs and vocal arrangements (some of which - recording multiple tracks) and made each and every project a musical celebration.
    Being a great singer is one thing but being a great recording artist such as her is just amazing.
    After working as Musical Director of The Manhattan Transfer for many years, and working with many singers, I’m still in awe every time when listening to her singing, and to our many collaborations.


I was the singer, composer, arranger in this production

Terms Of Service

Up to 5 revisions, turn-around in 48 hours, additional fee for multi-tracking vocals/recording extensive additional harmony parts

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