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Wayne Wesley Johnson

Guitar from Whitehouse Station, NJ - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2003
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$750 - $7000 per event
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About
"Wayne Wesley Johnson is New Mexico's Premier Guitarist...
for weddings, concerts, corporate or private events."


"Wayne Wesley Johnson and I have been friends for about a million years...we've travelled all over the world together...Wayne's a fine guitarist and fine drummer, too" Guitar Legend, Les Paul at The Iridium, NYC


'WORLD CLASS GUITARIST'...Internationally recognized, this award winning guitarist performs on acoustic, electric, nylon & steel string guitars and guitar synthesizer in a variety of musical styles and genres. A pioneer of the 'New Sound of Santa Fe' tm and 'Jazzamenco' tm., the artist performs in thumbpicking, fingerstyle, and flatpicking styles...playing jazz, world, new age, latin & rumba flamenca and with classical techniques. Wayne is currently a guitar instructor and member of the faculty of the Santa Fe Community College. In addition to his concert, corporate and private performances, Wayne has also become known by many as Santa Fe,New Mexico's Premier Wedding Guitarist, in high demand for both ceremonies and receptions, alike.

This charismatic performer has shared the stage with some of the world's finest guitarists, too... Formerly a drummer and touring companion with legendary guitarist's Les Paul, and Nokie Edwards (The Ventures), Wayne has also shared the stage with Mason Williams, George Benson, Bucky Pizzarelli, BB King, Scotty Moore, Howard Roberts, Larry Carlton, Chet Atkins, Thom Bresh (Son of the legendary guitarist Merle Travis), Tom Doyle, Ruben Romero, Antonio Mendoza, Tommy Emmanuel, Seymour Duncan, Stephen Bennett, Stephen King, Richard Smith, Anthony Smith, Tim Farrell, Edgar Cruz, Lou Pallo *The Les Paul Trio), John 'Nightwolf' Nelson, Jon Paris, Roberto Gonzales and more.

Wayne, is a regular annual performer at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society (CAAS), Nokie Festival, Association of Fingerstyle Guitarists (AFG) and the Guitars for life (GFL) benefit concerts.

Wayne has performed either as a soloist or with others in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Les Paul), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, England, China, Hong Kong, & nearly all 50 states.

Wayne now spends his time touring, performing, songwriting, recording and producing music for his own artist owned Wannadu record label. This artist knows the importance of 'professionalism' in performance and appearance and how to provide for client satisfaction. The artist selects his gear, attire and tune selection to suit any size venue and any type of occasion.

AWARDS AND/OR OTHER NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

- WWJ has performed and toured with Living Guitar Legend, Les Paul

- WWJ has performed and recorded with Nokie Edwards (The Ventures) , Thom Bresh (Merle Travis' Son), Tom Doyle, Lou Pallo, Gao Hong, Tim Farrell, Anthony Smith, Edgar Cruz, Ruben Romero, Mario Reynolds, Matthew Vaughn, Jon Gagan, Josef Martinez, Ben Lucero, K.C. Morris and others.

- WWJ has performed with Mason Williams (Composer of Classical Gas)

- Opened for "Acoustic Alchemy" / Santa Fe, NM

- World Class Recording & Performing Artist...NAMM/BMI/NARAS

- Recently elected to the New Mexico Jazz Workshop NMJW Board of Directors

- "Artist of the Month" New Mexico Music Commission

- Twice nominated for the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award.

- Guitar Instructor / Adjunct faculty Santa Fe Community College

- Honorary Member AFG -- Association of Fingerstyle Guitarists

- Annual Performer/Member CAAS -- Chet Atkins Appreciation Society

- Soave, Italy Guitar Festival Award Winner

- GFL -- Guitars for Life Award Winner

- John Lennon Songwriter's Contest Winner

- New Mexico Music Award Winner Beat Jazz/ Best Instrumental

-'Best of the City Albuquerque, NM 2017-2018

- 'The Akademia Awards' Winner of Best World Beat Album & 'The Executive Award'

- Grammy Award Contestant

- WAYNE'S MUSIC ON TV/FILMS... MTV's "Made", Roswell, Malcolm in the Middle, Discovery Channel, Outward Bound, The Weather Channel.



NOTE: PLEASE ADD TO ABOVE

TRAVEL RADIUS:
unlimited or any distance, budget permitting

ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES:
Acoustic Guitar, Nylon String Guitar, Steel String Guitar,
Spanish Guitar, Electric Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer,
Tap Guitar, Composer, Producer, Songwriter

ADDITIONAL GENRE:
Smooth Jazz, Nuevo Flamenco, Traditional Jazz,
Contemporary Instrumental, Latin, Brazilian, Fusion, New Age, World Music,Blues, Easy Listening, Ambient

STYLES:
Fingerstyle, Flatpick & Thumbpick
techniques

ALSO AVAILABLE FOR:
Wine Tastes, Concerts & Workshops

Note: Please contact us directly to check on date availability...Our bookings sometimes change, particularly on regular hotel gigs where we may be able to get a substitute to cover for us on occasion...so, we may still be available for your event.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Convention

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Wayne was terrific. Thanks to him for making our closing night party so terrific.

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Wedding Ceremony

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We received many compliments on his playing, professionalism, and just the overall ambience created by his performance.

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Arthur Guitar Smith
Cancion del alma
One Note Samba
Pipeline
Stompin at the Savoy
Granada
Perfidia
Evil Ways
Caricias Para La Princesa
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Aleye
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Malaguena
Ernesto Lecuano
Vizcaya
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Entre dos aguas
Paco de lucia
Quiet Nights
Jobim
Sweet Georgia Brown
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Green Chile
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Stairway to Heaven
Jimmy Page
Ona From Rio
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Take 5
Dave Brubeck
Sonny
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Cannonball Rag
Merle Travis
Aranjuez
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Blues in A or B flat
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Segovia''''s Dream
Vic Cenicola
The River Suite
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Hypnotic Safari
Johnson / Romero
Fire of the Gypsy
Tom Doyle
Chi di di cha cha
Rick Randell
Rumba Oriental
Taiwanese Traditional
Sidewalks of Bordeaux
Thom Bresh
The Visit
Pat Martino
Sleep Walk (w/ steel guitar)
Santo & Johnny
Pipeline
Chantays
Green Onions
misc.
Stompin at the Savoy
misc.
Venus
Marshall
Pharoah''''s Journey
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Pipeline
Spickard / Carman
Sambaleo
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Havana Good Time
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For Django
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Satin Doll
misc.
Rumba Azul (Blue Rumba)
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Blue Bossa
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Un Poco de Elfida (A bit of Freda)
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Entre dos montanas (Between Two Mountains)
Johnson / Romero
Otono (Autumn Wind)
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La Gloria
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Short Stories
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Guitar Rag
Merle Travis
See you in my Dreams
Merle Travis
Watch what happens
various
Little Boat
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Harlem nocturne
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Satin Doll
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Take the A Train
Count Basie
Theme from Love Boat
misc
By the Time I get to Phoenix
Jim Webb / Glen Campbell
Turquoise Jungle
Romero / Johnson
Zamora
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Cathedral Bells
Romero / Johnson
Girl From Ipenema
Gilberto /Getz / Jobim
How Insensitive
(Jobim) Wes Montgomery
Tenderly
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Summertime
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Ebb Tide
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Cancion del alma (Song from the Soul)
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Baile de la paloma (Dance of the Dove)
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Shadow of Your Smile
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Rainy Day
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Camina no corras (Walk Don''''t Run)
Johnny Smith
Misty
various
Hangin'''' with the Girls I know
Thom Bresh
Melancolia
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Call Me
various
Whispering
Les Paul
Don''''t Get Around Much Anymore
misc
Touak (The Only One)
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Happy Birthday
misc.
Fire Storm
La Bomba
Tico Tico
Tequila
Guantanamera
Volare
My Way
Oye Como Va
Maria Elena
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Brazilian Acoustic Guitar
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Please note Wayne Wesley Johnson will also travel to Readington, Whitehouse, Lebanon, Stanton, Three Bridges, Bedminster, Flagtown, Neshanic Station, Oldwick, Raritan, Somerville, Annandale, Bridgewater, Flemington, Pittstown, Pluckemin, Califon, High Bridge, Pottersville, Clinton, Far Hills, Gladstone, Manville, Peapack, Quakertown, Hillsborough, Liberty Corner, Martinsville, Zarephath, Basking Ridge.
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