Featured This Week on The Jazz Network Worldwide:  Guitarist Wayne Wesley Johnson launches website and his new single “Ticklestick”.

Wayne Wesley Johnson launches innovative website sharing his internationally recognized award winning world-class artistry showcasing his new single “Ticklestick” off his upcoming remastered “Jazzmenco” recording.

This charismatic performer has shared the stage with some of the world's finest guitarists. Formerly a drummer and touring companion with legendary guitarists 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, and more. 

His current single,”Ticklestick" is a tune written many years ago but only recorded recently. Wayne is joined by guitarists, Edgar Cruz & Lou Pallo (Les Paul Trio), bassist, Jon Gagan (Ottmar Liebert's Luna Negra Band), and drummer KC Morris on this track. "Ticklestick" represents a fusion of guitar stylings by Wayne, a fusion of driving rhythm guitar (Lou Pallo), and a memorable melodic theme performed by Wayne and harmonized by his friend, Edgar Cruz of Oklahoma. "Ticklestick" has already enjoyed several months a #1 on the charts at KJazzRadioUK.com and was a finalist in Best Jazz and Best Instrumental Categories at the New Mexico Music Awards. Wayne invites you to enjoy this newly remastered version of "Ticklestick" available at CDBaby.com and from digital music providers.

Though initially released as a single, the tune is one of the bonus tracks in the upcoming Wayne Wesley Johnson and friends "Jazzamenco" double album a compilation of Wayne's finest and recently remastered recordings to date which features his guitar mastery and pioneering jazz/nuevo flamenco fusion stylings supported by various guest artists including the late classical/flamenco guitarist, Ruben Romero. "Ticklestick" will also be on the soon to follow "Summertime in Santa Fe" Project produced by Wayne, which also includes in  addition to WWJ, Edgar Cruz and Lou Pallo, performances by other guitar greats, Thom Bresh (Son of the late Merle Travis), Tom Doyle (Les Paul), Tim Farrell and Anthony "Guitar St" Smith. 

“The Jazz Network Worldwide is a great place to meet other professional musicians, producers, djs, radio personalities and music industry executives. I see many old friends at TJNW as well as having made many new friends. Some have discovered me here and now air my music regularly on their radio stations. Jaijai, thank you for providing this great meeting place and opportunities for musicians."  ~ Wayne Wesley Johnson

"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 

“I have had the pleasure to work with many artists throughout the years by way of The Jazz Network Worldwide.  I pride myself on finding artistry that deserves to be heard, recognized and honored for the artistry they possess.  Wayne Wesley Johnson is a focused hard-working musician who finds another layer of his musicianship each time he plays, such a vast musical landscape he encompasses.  His business acumen is top draw and his vision is endless.  I so much enjoyed not only listening to his music and designing his website for him, but listening to the story of his life.  This man tells his story through his fingertips directly to your hearts”, Jaijai Jackson, The Jazz Network Worldwide.

In addition to his concert, corporate and private performances, Wayne is New Mexico's Premier Wedding Guitarist, in high demand for both ceremonies and receptions, as well as special events around the city.  Branching out, Johnson is seeking worldwide stages that compliment his style of performance from smooth jazz, jazzmenco, and jazz standards. He is currently serving as a Member of the Board of Directors - New Mexico Jazz Workshop.

Wayne now spends his time touring, performing, songwriting, recording and producing music for his own artist owned Wannadu record label.

‘Be sure to check out his new website at http://www.waynewesleyjohnson.com and his feature at http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com.  

“Ticklestick” is available through cdbaby.com/cd/waynewesleyjohnson3

as well as his new website.

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