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Johnny Buffalo

Johnny's career in music started when he picked up the guitar at the age of 14. He performed with bands in high school before attending SUNY Fredonia for classical guitar and sound recording technology. It wasn't until his senior year of college that Johnny learned how to beatbox and quickly became obsessed. He moved to New York City, where he assimilated into a community of beatboxers, which helped shape who he is today. Since then, Johnny has worked with non-profit arts organizations such as the Hip Hop Re:education Project and Urban Art Beat and has performed at events such as the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and the Trinity Hip Hop Festival (where he opened for Talib Kweli). In addition to performing, Johnny has competed in multiple beatboxing competitions. At the American Beatbox Championships in 2015, he placed 2nd in the loop station and 2v2 battles, and placed 3rd in the 2v2 battles in 2016. Johnny won the award for Best Beatbox in the first ever International Championship of A Cappella (ICA Open) while competing with Backtrack at Carnegie Hall in 2017. This summer, Johnny released his first solo EP titled Welcome to Buffalo, which incorporates the performance of live beatbox, guitar, bass and keys with bass heavy electronic music production.

My Instructors Sessions

Saturday, February 8

10:10am PST