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Legendary Guitarist Sets The Stage On Fire!
Sounds of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean
Latin • Jazz • World • Blues

Accepting Bookings for 2019/20


HOME BASE REGION: Toronto, Canada and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

INSTRUMENTATION: Fiery Spanish Guitar with Sizzling Latin Percussion, grooving bass, and soulful accordion

GENRES: Latin, Smooth Jazz, World, Folk

THE BAND: Jalidan Ruiz (percussionist from Cuba), Anastasios Bigas (drummer from Greece), Jarrod Ross (bassist from Australia), Geoff Hlibka (guitar), Jordan Abraham (keys and accordion).
NOTE: we can perform as a duo up to a sextet.


~ Mendel Center, Benton Harbor MI
~ Thousand Oaks Civic Center, Thousand Oaks CA
~ Catalina Island JazzTrax, California
~ Anthology, San Diego
~ Kettle Moraine Smooth Jazz Festival, Wisconsin
~ Performed for Royalty in the Kingdom of Bahrain
~ Beaches Int’l Jazz Festival, Toronto
~ Music Midtown, Atlanta, GA
~ Soiled Dove Underground, Denver CO
~ The St Regis, Aspen CO


  • Seven “Top 10” Billboard-charting albums,
  • Named “Guitarist of the Year” in the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards
  • #1 on Int’l Latin sales chart
  • #1 on Jazz/Blues charts
  • #1 on World Music charts,
  • Yamaha Guitars USA Influential Artist
  • D’Angelico Guitars USA Artist
  • D’Addario Strings Artist
  • “World Artist of the Year” in the T.O.M.A Awards
  • Eight “Best Album” awards

PHONE : 1-888-292-4722


“Latin Guitarist Johannes Linstead hit Smooth Jazz Island like a
raging Guitar Storm. Johannes had a rare festival double encore.
Makes a festival promoter realize why he works
all year towards something like this.”

~Art Good, producer Catalina Island JazzTrax

“Johannes plays that guitar with such fire and passion
that you’re swept away.”
~Smooth Jazz Europe, Patrick Van de Wiele

“Johannes’ live show hit a homer at the Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival,
and he was our top CD seller as well.”

~John Ertl, producer Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival (KMJF)

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