J O H A N N E S L I N S T E A D
G U I T A R of F I R E
Legendary Guitarist Sets The Stage On Fire!
Sounds of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean
Accepting Bookings for 2013/14
HOME BASE REGION: Toronto, Canada and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
INSTRUMENTATION: Fiery Spanish Guitar with Sizzling Latin Percussion
THE BAND: Jalidan Ruiz (percussionist from Cuba), Anastasios Bigas (drummer from Greece), Paco Luviano (bassist from Mexico), Geoff Hlibka (guitar), Jordan Abraham (keys and accordion). Note: we can perform as a trio up to a sextet.
PAST PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:
~ Catalina Island JazzTraxx, California
~Art Good, producer Catalina Island JazzTrax
~Smooth Jazz Europe, Patrick Van de Wiele
~John Ertl, producer Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival (KMJF)
From being named “Guitarist of the Year” to winning six “Best Album” awards, to four top-ten Billboard charting albums, to top-ten radio airplay, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of best selling guitarist/composers in the Smooth Latin Jazz and World Music genres.
Audiences love the group’s upbeat and festive music that features Spanish guitars, Latin percussion, and joyful accordion. Johannes always gets his audiences involved by clapping their hands, dancing and shouting out “Olé!”
The ensemble performs internationally at many different types of venues, from performing arts centers to casinos as well as the top Jazz festivals in the US and Canada, including the biggest one – the Catalina Island JazzTrax festival in California.
On stage and on his recordings Johannes lets loose a fiesta of Spanish guitar magic!
Read Johannes’ full biography to find out more about this talented artist!