Whitney is thrilled to be joining vocalist Fred Johnson and The Helios Jazz Orchestra for the 9th Annual St. Petersburg Jazz Festival. Whitney and Fred will be sharing the stage with The Helios Jazz Orchestra, directed by David Manson, an 18-piece jazz big band made up of the finest jazz musicians in the Tampa Bay area.
Fred Johnson is an international performer and has spent the past 35 years presenting international concerts and seminars on the power of creative expression as a tool for personal wellbeing and healing. He has performed on stage with or as the opening act for such musical greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Herbie Mann, Nat Adderly, Joe Zawinul, David Sanborn, Richard Elliot, Ramsey Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Patti La Belle, Patti Austin, George Benson, BB King and many others. He has presented programs in association with Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Maya Angelou and many others.