May 31, 2008
Center for the Arts
Artist Website: JohannesLinstead.Com
From being named "Guitarist of the Year" in the 2007 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, to winning three "best album" awards, to four top-ten charting albums, to top-ten radio airplay, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of best selling guitarist/composers in the nouveau flamenco genre. Now with the release of his sixth album, "Cafe Tropical," Johannes once again lets loose a fiesta of Spanish guitar magic.
Johannes Linstead, one of Canada's top guitarists, earned a nomination for the nation's top music prize, a Juno Award in the "Instrumental Album Of The Year" category for his CD "Cafe Tropical." The Junos are Canada's equivalent of a Grammy. This album also reached the #1 position on eMusic.com World Music Chart within the first week of its release, and reached the #4 position on the coveted Billboard music charts in the U.S. "Mediterranea" (Sept. 2004) shot straight to the Top Ten and reached the #6 position and was named "Best World Album" in the NAR Lifestyle Music Awards. All of Johannes' CDs have charted on Billboard and are available around the world.
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.
Tickets: $25, Seniors $20, Students with ID or Children under 14 FREE
Show Starts at 8:00pm. Wine, Beer and Desserts at 7:00pm
Tickets can be purchased online at www.center4art.org, by calling toll free (877)749-ARTS(2787), or at the door.