Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Instruction with Wayne Wesley Johnson
‘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’ ™ and ‘Jazzamenco’ ™, the artist performs in thumbpicking, fingerstyle, and flatpicking styles…playing jazz, world, new age, latin & rumba flamenca and with classical techniques. Wes is currently a guitar instructor and member of the faculty of the Santa Fe Community College and also provides private lessons. In addition to his concert, corporate and private performances, Wes 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), Wes 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, Miguel “Mito” de Soto, Roberto Gonzales and more.