Dean Johanesen

Dean Johanesen

Acoustic, Americana, Jazz


 
Dean Johanesen
(SINGER-SONGWRITER GUITARIST - AMERICANA - GYPSY JAZZ)

Originally from New York, accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist Dean Johanesen has made his home in many parts of the US including, Indiana, Nevada, Georgia and Florida.

Johanesen's mother delivered motor homes when he was young and the family traveled around listening to many different artists and kinds of music. Led Zeppelin to Simon and Garfunkel, classic country to musical soundtracks provided the soundtrack to his youth and his diversity of influences had an effect on Johanesen's interests musically as well as giving him a feel for the road.

After relocating to Florida following a stint of living and performing in Atlanta, Johanesen fronted The Human Condition, a well-regarded acoustic-based rock group that touched on elements of country, Americana, and singer-songwriter influences. The group's final line up incorporated elements musically that had the band taking part in "jamband" based festivals combining Johanesen's songwriting instincts with elements of the band's improvisational strengths.

In 2013, Johanesen released his first solo record with intentions of getting back to the importance of the storyteller songwriting format while a recent passion for gypsy jazz music in the vein of Django Reinhardt has put Johanesen on a musical path with a focus on new stories of old times. Non fictional characters from the '20s and '30s, circus performers, the side show, Prohibition, the war of currents all placed in a backdrop of gypsy swing.

Johanesen has shared with bills with many musical luminaries including Robby Krieger (formerly of the Doors), Donovan Frankenreiter, Martha Wainwright, Howard Jones, Steve Forbert, John Waite, and Peter Mulvey.


Upcoming Events



Venue Date
Cottonmouth southern SOUL kitchen
Bradenton
Thu, July 14
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Stirling Wine
Dunedin
Fri, July 22
7:00pm - 10:00pm
New World Brewery
Tampa
Biergarten
Fri, August 5
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Cafe in the Park
Sarasota
Live Music in the Park
Fri, August 12
7:00pm - 9:00pm



Previous Events


Venue Date
Stirling Wine
Dunedin
June 24, 2022
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Remy's on Main
Lakewood Ranch
June 22, 2022
5:00pm - 8:00pm
$0
New World Brewery
Tampa
Biergarten
June 1, 2022
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Stirling Wine
Dunedin
May 27, 2022
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Stirling Wine
Dunedin
April 22, 2022
7:00pm - 10:00pm