Hallmark Swept-wing

Carvin, Dean, Airline, & PRS


My new Normandy Alumicaster Black Crow with my1990 Corvette


Stan performing with Sapo Guapo on his LA Sax


Stan playing his tiger stripe saxophone

Multi-instrumentalist Stan Johnson earned his BS Degree in music at the University of Nebraska and a Master’s Degree in music at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. He taught all grades, but mostly high school music for 41 years, in California,  Montana, Japan, Wisconsin and England.

Currently, Stan teaches 28 private students (ranging in ages from 7 years to adult) at Watermelon Music and in his private studio. He teaches all woodwind and brass instruments.

As a professional musician, Stan has performed all over the mid-west & western United States, Germany, Japan, and England. He has performed with
The Temptations, The Four Tops, Norton Buffalo, saxophonist Pete Chistilleb from the Tonight Show, Mary Fettig and Sonia Jason, trombonist Dave Eshelman, trumpeters Mike Vax and Marvin McFadden, percussionist Pete Escovedo, Sierra Brass & Electric from Nevada City, Slick & the Sliders from Winters, and Gray Daze from Fairfield, the Latin band Sapo Guapo from Vacaville, & Stingy Brim Band from Vacaville. He also performed with Black Rock Project from Fairfield, Rocky and the Revellettes from Sacramento. He currently performs with his own groups J. Harrison B. , The John Stanson Band, Kindred Spirits, and Laura Stryker &the Watchmen.

Inducted into the Nebraska Music Hall of Fame in 2000, his group was asked back to perform as a guest artist the following year. He was a jazz guest artist at Oakhurst High School and the University High School in Fresno in 2002 & 2004.

Rolling Stone Magazine gave a glowing review of Stan’s performance with Magellan on a Jethro Tull tribute CD “To Cry You A Song”, produced by Magna Carta Records. He can also be heard on Blues Sky’s 707 CD, with his two sons on their CD  Misawa Underground and the album by J. Harrison B. titled “You Can’t Get There From Here”. Currently, Stan and his two sons, Quinn & Dustin, released their newest CD, Johnson, Johnson & Johnson 2.0.

A few of Stan’s guitars


Gibson 335


J. Harrison B. at Vacaville Jazz Festival


Single double neck, 6- string on one side / 4-string bass on other



My Telecaster collection


More Telecasters


A few more Telecasters

Electric Hollowbody guitars

My two sons and four grand children holding Japanese copies of a Gibson 335. I'm holding the only real Gibson.
My two sons and four grand children holding Japanese copies of a Gibson 335, I’m holding the only real Gibson.