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Jeremy Johnson

Band & Jazz Program Director


B.M. - Saxophone Performance - Berklee College of Music


Jeremy Johnson is the Band & Jazz Program Director at Merit School of Music. Jeremy brings to Merit, 5 years of experience as an educator in the state of Georgia. His bands have consistently scored Excellent & Superior ratings in the state’s Large Group Performance Evaluation and have even performed pregame for the inaugural game of the Atlanta Hawks 2018 season.

Jeremy was born and raised in Savannah, GA where his roots were developed in the music of Jazz. While attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, Jeremy was afforded the opportunity to study and perform alongside world class musicians such as: Walter Beasley, Patrice Rushen, Donald Harrison and Nona Hendryx. In his over 15 years of experience performing, he has been featured with groups and artists like the Savannah Jazz Orchestra, The Temptations, Clarence Carter and Sheila Raye Charles.


Candy by Cameo. It’s a mainstay in every one of my playlists, especially because of the Michael Brecker saxophone solo.

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“Music education allows people of all ages to explore the outward emotions that music evokes while helping them learn to articulate what they feel and why. Music brings people together from various backgrounds and ethnicities. Merit embodies this principle by providing every opportunity for every child to be in an environment where they can actively express their emotion creatively through music.”