Johnson, Tommy Edit

Summary

Agent Type
Person

Dates

  • 1935-01-07 – 2006-10-16 (Existence)

Name Forms

  • Johnson, Tommy
  • Johnson, Thomas J.

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Notes

  • Biography/Historical Note

    John Thomas Johnson was an American orchestral tuba player. He performed on more than 2,000 film soundtracks, most notably John Williams' Jaws score, in which he played a high-register tuba solo as the melodic theme for the shark. He attended the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, studying under Robert Marsteller. He taught junior high school music in the Los Angeles Unified School District for nearly 20 years, but for most of his career, he taught advanced tuba players in private lessons and at USC and UCLA.