Calvin Johnson and Native Son
"Calvin A. Johnson Jr. is an American saxophonist, bandleader, composer, producer, and actor from New Orleans. A multi-instrumentalist, he is best known as a tenor and soprano saxophone player but also performs and records on alto and baritone saxophones, clarinet, and flute. Johnson began playing saxophone at the age of seven, and since 2008 has been playing with his own band, Calvin Johnson & Native Son. Johnson was born in New Orleans. He grew up in the Black Pearl neighborhood and in New Orleans East. His uncle Lionel Johnson gave him his first saxophone at the age of seven. At 12, Johnson played his first professional gig at Tipitina's French Quarter location with the New Orleans Jazz Babyz."