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Johannes Linstead


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Johannes Linstead is an award-winning guitarist and instrumentalist who fuses virtuoso level Spanish-style guitar with Afro-Cuban, Middle Eastern, and Latin American percussion and instrumentation. His recordings of world music have all charted on Billboard Magazine. In 2010, Johannes was named “Best World Artist” in the T.O.M.A Awards and in 2007, he was named “Guitarist of the Year” in the prestigious Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, and his CD, Cafe Tropical, earned a JUNO nomination for “Best Instrumental Album”.

Linstead currently lives in Oakville, Ontario, just west of Toronto. Aside from his guitar virtuosity, he is also a certified yoga instructor and a very accomplished pianist, and is known to grab the odd maraca and add in rhythm fills. He released a beautiful holiday collection in the fall of 2006, and a piano album which is available from his website.


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  • BJBooth

    It's a real priviledge to live one city away (adjoining cities) from this great guitarist. I will track down his concerts in 2015, no doubt. Would love to see him cut an albom with Rodrigo y Gabriella, would be a helluva CD

    20 Dec 3:13pm Reply
  • Triliader


    24 Apr 5:56am Reply

    La Imaginacion, la creatividad, hacen vibrar con la buena música. desde Gran Canaria. Canary Islands.Spain.

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • moonflower84

    wow!! this is pure passion! love it!! <3

    27 May 2011 Reply
  • wlanashagerett

    amo flamenco nossa toca na alma esta de parabens

    1 May 2011 Reply
  • MaidenTek

    Cafe Tropical :D

    26 Apr 2011 Reply
  • djkor


    14 Apr 2011 Reply
  • synthelepathy

    awesome!! oh yea !

    26 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Nicavera1989

    Please, help me - this is the last one place when somebody can help me. Do you know this song . May it be the Linstead's song? If yes, what does this song name??

    12 Dec 2010 Reply
  • dianchita

    Los Moros <3

    2 Dec 2010 Reply
  • leniel

    This guy is "God" playing the guitar. :D Absolutely fantastic...

    12 Nov 2010 Reply
  • mamashakyhand

    Beautiful ✿.*~*.•°•.•

    16 Sep 2010 Reply
  • popeasca

    I've just found a part of my soul in his music... Blessed to be listening to this. Thank you, Johannes!

    10 Sep 2010 Reply
  • vandanavishwas

    I love his music.

    9 Nov 2009 Reply
  • raven07456

    I have not listened to his work yet however if it's as good as he looks,,,,,,,,,,,,,, The Raven

    22 Jun 2009 Reply
  • attalij

    You like good flamenco players ? Go and see JUAN DE LERIDA page and listen to the free previews songs...Really fabulous guitarist !

    24 Apr 2009 Reply
  • cissalage

    ele é simplesmente perfeito ! Como pode existir !!!!!!!!!!!

    7 Apr 2009 Reply
  • mikle33359

    this is my food

    27 Mar 2009 Reply
  • ThirdCoaster

    I had never heard of him before, but I saw a tiny ad in our local paper that a flamenco guitarist would be playing for free at a local shop. So I went to see...damn, am I glad I did. Bought Mediterranea, had him sign it, and talked guitar for a bit. Nice guy too. He's now one of my favorite musicians.

    8 Mar 2009 Reply
  • lionheart5294

    And I thought Benise was good?! Linstead is the real deal!

    12 Feb 2009 Reply
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