Johannes Linstead ~ Guitar of Fire!
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Johannes Linstead ~ Guitar of Fire!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | MAJOR | AFM

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | MAJOR | AFM
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Latin World


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"Album review"

For several years, Johannes Linstead has been regarded as one of the top Latin guitarists in the world. His most recent CD Café Tropical does nothing to dispel that notion. Ladies if you are looking for a great night out and want to watch a very good looking man play some beautiful music then you should check out Linstead’s itinerary. He tours extensively throughout the United States and Canada. Gentleman if you are planning a romantic candlelit dinner for that special lady you will not go wrong in creating the perfect ambience with the music of Johannes Linstead.

"Presenter testimonial"

Thanks for your brilliant performance and sharing of your musical genius! You are the talk of the town!
~ Bernie Scott, producer
- Smooth Jazz at South Shore

"Presenter testimonial"

Not only were the guitars, percussion, and flamenco dancing superlative, but
getting a Batavian audience to its feet and up a stage to dance is no easy task! I’ve been trying to accomplish this for two years now and thanks to you, we did it!
~ Donna Rae Sutherland, promoter - Genesee Center, NY

"Album review"

From gentle to rapid acoustic guitar lines, combined with different Latin rhythms from the Caribbean, South America and Spain, Linstead demonstrates ample technique and passion on the guitar, including some balanced improvisation and violin throughout. - Latin Jazz Club

"Presenter testimonial"

Johannes Linstead is by far the finest guitarist in his field I have seen. His command of the instrument, his stage presence and his ability to engage the audience is only surpassed by his phenomenal songwriting ability. His last performance received SIX standing ovations! It's the first time I have witnessed our audience stand twice in the middle of both the first and second set. If you are searching for a "no lose" entertaining evening of music, Johannes is your man!
~ Daniel Hayes, Executive Director
- Center for the Arts of Homer, N.Y


~ TALES OF A GYPSY (Oct 2012 - #1 on eMusic Flamenco/Tango; #1 on Amazon Int'l Latin; 3 months in Top Ten airplay charts)
~ MISTICO (Sept 2009 - #1 on Jazz/Blues chart, #1 on World chart; WINNER or "Best World Album" and "Best Instrumental Album - Acoustic")
~ CAFE TROPICAL (April 25, 2006 - #4 on Billboard's New Age Chart, #1 on World Music Chart)
~ MEDITERRANEA (September 2004 - #6 on Billboard's New Age Chart; WINNER "Best World Album" NAR Lifestyle Music Awards; #7 on NAR's Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart for Sept.'04)
~ ZABUCA (2003 - 34 weeks on Billboard's New Age Chart, peak #8; NAR's Top 100 New Age Radio Airplay for 2003)
~ GUITARRA DEL FUEGO (2001 - 36 weeks on Billboard's New Age Chart, peak #6; "Best Contemporary World Album" NAV Magazine; #8 on Billboard's Top Ten New Age Indie Sales)
~ KISS THE EARTH (2000 - 9 weeks on Billboard's New Age Chart, peak #12)
~ SOL LUNA TIERRA (1999 - 3 weeks on Billboard's New Age Chart, peak #17)



Are you looking for a performer that will make your concert theater or festival come alive? Are you looking for an entertainer that will get your audience up on their feet dancing, clapping, and shouting "OLE!"?

Then Johannes Linstead ~ Guitar of Fire! is the act you've been looking for.

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 World and Latin Jazz genres.

"Johannes let’s loose a fiesta of Spanish guitar magic!"

Johannes' live performances are nothing short of phenomenal. Bursting with tropical sounds, audiences are moved to dance and clap along to his music. In concert, as on his recordings, Johannes strives to create a festive mood, leaving plenty of room for lightning fast guitar improvisations and spicy percussion solos, which include bongos, congas, timbale and doumbek. Lively Latin and Mediterranean rhythms combined with Johannes' technical virtuosity leave audiences breathless.

A hugely talented multi-instrumentalist, Johannes plays guitar, piano, mandolin, bouzouki, bass, wood flute and various percussion. In concert and on his recordings he is backed by world-class musicians from countries as diverse as Cuba, Columbia, Syria, Greece, Mexico, Russia, Venezuela, the Ukraine and India.

Influenced deeply by the journeys he experienced as a youth, Johannes states: "The integration of the many cultures I have experienced, from Spain, to the Caribbean Islands, to Latin America, have moved me to create new rhythms and sounds. Experiencing these cultures - not just the music but also the people's everyday triumph over adversity - is what inspires my music."

Live concert video available at this link (copy and paste)