Ingrid D. Johnson & The Funky Fresh Crew

Ingrid D. Johnson & The Funky Fresh Crew

Jazz Pop R&B Singer/songwriter Soul Spoken Word

About

Immigrating to Canada, at the tender age of four, suffering through the impact of childhood sexual abuse and living in the child welfare system provided, Ingrid D.Johnson, with a lot of inspiration for writing poems about her journey. These poems would later become her first published, local, best selling, book of poetry in 2005 that would eventually inspire original songs that she would record and perform live with the help of her band, of over 8 years, The Funky Fresh Crew.

Ingrid D.Johnson is a Jamaican/Canadian, published poet, singer-songwriter, social activist, spoken word recording artist and short filmmaker. 

Active as a multi-disciplinary artist since, July 2005, Johnson is a unique artist with musical depth, a versatile background, and an approach that’s as rich as it is meaningful. Chosen by The Manitoba Women' s Advisory Council and Mentoring Artist' s for Women's Art (MAWA) in October 2011 to be honored in a government publication: Women in The Arts. Artists Working for Social Change. Ingrid D. Johnson's company, In The Closet Productions, mission and vision to be "a voice for the voiceless" ( by using original music and art to help raise awareness and funding for important social issues, like the impact of childhood sexual abuse) was confirmed. Previously, Johnson's work has been promoted on Bravo! news, CBC national radio and news, CTV news, Shaw T.V. The Winnipeg Sun, The Winnipeg Free Press, Hot 103, CJOB. In the past, Johnson, has also gained opportunities to perform her music live and speak at MEOW CON, The Objective, The Canadian Red Cross RespectED: Violence and Abuse Prevention program, KLINIC, and Voices Manitoba Youth In Care Network. In addition to temporarily acting as the spokesperson for the clients of The Laurel Centre (a community resource centre that counsels sexually abused women with addictions) in 2010.

Most recently, Johnson, has performed at The 2017 Canada Games (Athlete's Village), and sung the Canadian national anthem at a Piston's hockey game in Steinbach. Previously, she presented a pilot of her songwriting workshop, "Writing Through The Pain," to new immigrants (2016) and youths in the child welfare system (2015). In addition to performing with her band at The Winnipeg Fringe Festival (2015) The Bell Tower Cafe (2015 & 2016), The Steinbach Summer Festival (2015 & 2016), The Grant and Wilton Coffee House (2012), Happy Mike's Coffee House (2015) and several other events. In addition to that, Johnson has also done public speaking engagements with live music concerts for youths at The Manitoba Youth Centre (2015) and received opportunities to showcase with her band in Austin Texas (2013), Nashville, TN (2016) and Pennsylvania (2017). BUY the albums, Visions and Dreams & What About Love? and the 2016 singles, "My Life" and "Every Time I" on CD baby, today!

Check out her upcoming shows dates in 2017.

Music

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"Everytime I" from My Life (EP)

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"I think of you Always" from Visions and Dreams

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"Something's Moving in the distance" from Visions and Dreams

Video

"I'm Running " by Ingrid D. Johnson & The Funky Fresh Crew

I think of you Always by Ingrid D. Johnson & The Funky Fresh Crew

Long After Your Gone by Ingrid D. Johnson & The Funky Fresh Crew

Discography

My Life

My Life Ingrid D. Johnson & The Funky Fresh Crew

Released: June 1, 2016

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Visions and Dreams

Visions and Dreams Ingrid D. Johnson & The Funky Fresh Crew

Released: February 14, 2015

Label: In The Closet Productions

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What About Love?

What About Love? Ingrid D. Johnson & The Funky Fresh Crew

Released: September 1, 2012

Label: In The Closet Productions

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