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New Single: Casa Bomba

"Casa Rumba" was inspired by the streets of Cuba and Puerto Rico where the rhythms of the syncopated drums make you want to move to the beat. "Casa Bomba" captures that vibrant energy with its blend of  Johannes' fiery Spanish…

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New Release: Dark Bossa

Streaming starts on APRIL 18 - Dark Bossa is a sultry Bossa Nova that evokes images of a smoke-filled jazz club in the 1950's. Inspired by Jobim, Gilberto, and Bonfa, the sweet melodies and dissonant chords of the Brazilian guitar…

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New Single: Arabesque

NEW SINGLE now on SPOTIFY - If you enjoy Spanish guitar infused with the exotic sounds of the Middle East you're going to love my new single, ARABESQUE. It features Moroccan violinist Akram Berrada.

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New Single Out On February 9th!

My new single - “7 Monkeys” - will be released on all streaming platforms on Friday February 9th. It's a song that guitar aficionados will love. It's a swinging Latin jazz piece with lots of playful melodies and intricate guitar…

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Firefly Hits #1

FIREFLY is currently #1 on the Top 100 Streaming Latin Charts! Thanks for listening everyone.

Akademia Hall of Fame

Amazing News! I was inducted into the Akademia Hall of Fame. I'll be receiving my award next May in LA.

Coming Soon: Firefly

COMING SOON! Firefly is an energetic, upbeat rhumba from Latin guitar master Johannes Linstead. the song features Colombian percussionist Alejandro Pérez Morales on timbales, congas and bongó. Check back for release date!

Johannes Wins Artist of the Year Award

The Akademia Awards winners were just announced and I'm excited to share with you that I won “World Beat Artist of the Year”!!! Here's the announcement:

"The Akademia Music Awards is pleased to present the award for Artist Of The…

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New Single: Kealakekua Bay

Feel the sunlight on your face and ocean breeze in your hair as the dreamy sounds of Kealakekua Bay take you to the seaside of Hawaii''s Big Island. Kealakekua Bay was inspired by the yoga retreats I conducted in Kona…

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Shades of Night - Out Now!

My newest piano composiion, “Shades of Night,” can now be heard on all streaming platforms. Please like and share my music with your friends and family - it helps me out a lot. Thank you!

Akademia Award Winner

I'm pleased to announce that my song "The Garden of Forever" from Bohemian Strings has won the "Best Songs" in the World Beat category in the Akademia Awards! Official awards page: