Join us for LIVE & LOCAL, a series of FREE concerts by local singer-songwriters in the Jaeb Courtyard before select events at the Straz Center.
After being in bands for many years, Dean Johanesen decided to pursue a solo career. In 2013 Dean released his first solo record A Time and A Place, a collection of songs that fit more of a personal storyteller type influence.
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.