Jacob Johnson is a musician based in the Dallas area. Mr. Johnson specializes in guitar and lute performance, and offers personalized private instruction. His repertoire spans the 16th century to the present day, and includes many popular tunes arranged for solo guitar. Mr. Johnson is a published arranger and composer of music for guitars and other instruments, and has been published as a music essayist.
Jacob has always been drawn to music and first gained notoriety with the trumpet, eventually performing as soloist with the renowned Wind Symphony of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra after winning their annual concerto competition. He began his collegiate career as a trumpet performance major, but having taught himself to play folk, blues, rock, pop, and heavy metal guitar in his teens, he found himself captivated by the classical guitar at college. He quit the trumpet department, and has since dedicated himself to the guitar and eventually the lute as well. He has studied with some of the world's finest performers in private lessons as well as in masterclass. He has performed at the Collegiate Peaks Guitar Retreat in Buena Vista, Colorado, for the Utah Guitar Society, the Sacramento Guitar Society, and the Lute Society of America LuteFest West, as well as for private events and local colleges of music.
Mr. Johnson released his debut album, “The Ghosts of Dawn”, on 6-21-2023. The album features "Astrolabe", a suite of music written by Dallas-based composer Eddie Healy and dedicated to Mr. Johnson. The suite is based on the analog astronomical computer of the same name which can calculate the current time, sunrise and sunset, the positions of the stars, and the position of the Sun along the ecliptic plane for any day of the year as it was expressed by astronomers before the 17th century-- in terms of the zodiac.
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