Latin Guitarist Johannes Linstead hit Smooth Jazz Island like a raging Guitar Storm.”

— Art Good , Artistic Director, Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, California

Legendary Latin Guitarist Johannes Linstead  
From having over 500 MILLION streams, to being named Canada’s “Guitarist of the Year,” to winning eight “Best Album” awards, to being named "Artist of the Year," to seven top-ten US Billboard charting albums, and winning the “People’s Choice” award in the UK, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists in the Instrumental, Latin Jazz and World Music genres. Most recently, Johannes has won "Artist of the Year" in the Los Angeles-based Akademia Music Awards as well as inducted into their Hall of Fame - a very rare honour!

Concert Highlights

  • Catalina Island JazzTrax - Catalina Island, California  
  •  Thousand Oaks Civic Centre - Thousand Oaks, California
  • Performed for Royalty in the Kingdom of Bahrain  
  • San Filipe Jazz Festival - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic  
  • Festival des gitares du mond - Quebec, Canada  
  • Music Midtown Festival - Atlanta, Georgia
  • Beaches Int'l Jazz Fest - Toronto, Canada  
  • Anthology - San Diego, California
  • Rochester Int'l Jazz Festival - Rochester, New York
  • The Mendel Center - Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Performing Arts Centers throughout Canada and the US

Career Highlights

  • "Artist of the Year" Akademia Awards
  • Inducted into the Akademia Hall of Fame 
  • Over half a BILLION streams
  • "Guitarist of the Year" Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards 
  • People's Choice Awards OWMR Awards UK 
  • Yamaha Guitars USA Influential Artist 
  • D'Addario Guitar Strings Artist 
  • #1 on eMusic Jazz/Blues charts 
  • #1 on eMusic World Music charts 
  • #1 on eMusic Flamenco/Tango charts 
  • #1 on Amazon mp3 Latin Music sales rank 
  • "World Artist of the Year" T.O.M.A Awards 
  • Seven "Top Ten" Billboard-charting albums 
  • Eight "Best Album" awards 
  • JUNO nomination

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