What's On

Jay Johnson Live

Come and experience a night of musical magic with award-winning musician, songwriter, and producer, Jay Johnson. He will be performing live at Poplar Union in Poplar, a venue he’s no stranger to.  

Jay Johnson’s unique blend of jazz, folk, and hip hop influences is sure to captivate and entertain you. You’ll hear his original songs, most of which he has written and produced himself.  

This talented artist’s story is one of dedication and passion. He began making music at a young age, teaching himself how to play the guitar, after receiving cello lessons from the age of 8. He started writing his own songs, and after years of busking on the streets of London and playing at local venues, he rose through the ranks and has now performed at venues such as The Roundhouse, O2 Academy Islington, and even on The One Show on BBC One.  

Jay Johnson’s most recent works showcase his love for early 90s hip hop artists and incorporate a variety of genres, including jazz. As he says, “Jazz is to music, what salt and pepper are to food.”  

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to witness the musical genius of Jay Johnson. Get your tickets now for an unforgettable night of music at Poplar Union.  


Jay Johnson

Jay Johnson is an award-winning musician, songwriter, and producer, and sound engineer who moved to London before his teenage years and began making music from a young age. Jay’s naturally curious mind led him to start learning the cello. He then taught himself how to play the guitar a few years after. Jay started listening to artists such as Bob Dylan, Paolo Nutini, and Ben Howard from his early teens, and as a result, their influences can often be seen in his original works.  

Jay eventually began writing his own original songs, then a year later, he started busking on the streets of London, and another a year later, he began performing at pubs and venues. A few months after Jay started playing to live crowds in various venues, he decided to leave his previous career plans of becoming a doctor behind and decided to become a full-time musician. Jay’s most recent music features the styles of the early 90s hiphop artists whom he was exposed to at an even younger age.  

His most recent works have been described as refreshingly jazzy, as they incorporate a wide variety of genres. When asked about the reasoning for this, Jay responded, ‘Jazz is to music, what salt and pepper are to food’.  

Website | Instagram | FaceBook | YouTube | Twitter | Bandcamp