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Wayne Wesley Johnson

Guitarist from Whitehouse Station, NJ Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 24 Reviews
  • 42 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2003
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $750 per event

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"Wayne Wesley Johnson is The 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 was a 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. 6 Decades of performing...This charismatic multi instrumental 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), 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 - Several album releases with over 80,000 sold - 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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Review by Michelle M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on December 11, 2010From Albuquerque, NM

Review by Kent W.

ConventionReviewed on November 6, 2010From Santa Fe, NM

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

Review by N B.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on November 6, 2010From Santa Fe, NM

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

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Song List

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  • Black Orpheus
  • Classical Gas | Mason Williams
  • Romanza
  • Wave
  • Guitar Boogie | Arthur Guitar Smith
  • Cancion del alma
  • One Note Samba
  • Pipeline
  • Stompin at the Savoy
  • Granada
  • Perfidia
  • Evil Ways
  • Caricias Para La Princesa | Romero / Johnson
  • Aleye | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Malaguena | Ernesto Lecuano
  • Vizcaya | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Entre dos aguas | Paco de lucia
  • Quiet Nights | Jobim
  • Sweet Georgia Brown | various
  • Green Chile | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Stairway to Heaven | Jimmy Page
  • Ona From Rio | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Take 5 | Dave Brubeck
  • Sonny | various
  • Cannonball Rag | Merle Travis
  • Aranjuez | various
  • Blues in A or B flat | various
  • Segovia''''s Dream | Vic Cenicola
  • The River Suite | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • 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 | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Pipeline | Spickard / Carman
  • Sambaleo | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Havana Good Time | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • For Django | misc.
  • Satin Doll | misc.
  • Rumba Azul (Blue Rumba) | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Blue Bossa | various
  • Un Poco de Elfida (A bit of Freda) | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Entre dos montanas (Between Two Mountains) | Johnson / Romero
  • Otono (Autumn Wind) | Romero / Johnson
  • La Gloria | Romero / Johnson
  • Short Stories | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Guitar Rag | Merle Travis
  • See you in my Dreams | Merle Travis
  • Watch what happens | various
  • Little Boat | various
  • Harlem nocturne | various
  • Satin Doll | various
  • 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 | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Cathedral Bells | Romero / Johnson
  • Girl From Ipenema | Gilberto /Getz / Jobim
  • How Insensitive | (Jobim) Wes Montgomery
  • Tenderly | various
  • Summertime | various
  • Ebb Tide | various
  • Cancion del alma (Song from the Soul) | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Baile de la paloma (Dance of the Dove) | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Shadow of Your Smile | various
  • Rainy Day | various
  • Camina no corras (Walk Don''''t Run) | Johnny Smith
  • Misty | various
  • Hangin'''' with the Girls I know | Thom Bresh
  • Melancolia | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Call Me | various
  • Whispering | Les Paul
  • Don''''t Get Around Much Anymore | misc
  • Touak (The Only One) | Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Happy Birthday | misc.
  • Fire Storm
  • La Bomba
  • Tico Tico
  • Tequila
  • Guantanamera
  • Volare
  • My Way
  • Oye Como Va
  • Maria Elena

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Past Events

September 1, 2019 • Wedding Reception
Sun5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Santa Fe, NM
December 30, 2018 • Hope in the Desert Episcopal Church
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December 23, 2018 • Hope in the Desert Episcopal Church
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December 16, 2018 • Hope in the Desert Episcopal Church
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December 9, 2018 • Hope in the Desert Episcopal Church
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December 4, 2018 • Private - Tge Retreat Alzheimers Resort
Tue10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Rio Rancho, NM
December 2, 2018 • Hope in the Desert Episcopal Church
Sun10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Albuquerque, NM
November 25, 2018 • Hope in the Desert Episcopal Church
Sun10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Albuquerque, NM
November 18, 2018 • Hope in the Desert Episcopal Church
Sun10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Albuquerque, NM
November 11, 2018 • Hope in the Desert Episcopal Church
Sun10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Albuquerque, NM
November 6, 2018 • Private - The Retreat Alzheimers Resort
Tue10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Rio Rancho, NM
November 4, 2018 • Hope in the Desert Episcopal Church
Sun10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Albuquerque, NM

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