The Short Story
''With over 1 million social media hits and having worked with acts such as Bad Company, Chicago, Jason Mraz, The Wailers, The Eagles, and many more, Johnny is preparing for his first global release. The Berklee World Tour Scholarship Recipient looks forward to sharing his art with the world where he hope to make a positive impact in a space much needing of it. Johnny was recently featured in the documentary, "Behind the Stage Door."
The Whole Story
Johnny Jensen is a 19-year-old, award-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter/producer from Captiva, Florida. His love of music began when he was given set of drums at age 4. Over the next five years, he perfected his skills performing songs from Led Zeppelin, The Who and Rush. Then came another gift, a Fender Squire Guitar. By age 9, he was proficient at playing both instruments; however, guitar quickly became his instrument of choice. After a brief stint of studying at the Berklee College of Music at ages 12 and 13, he began to hone his vocal skills and was accepted into the prestigious Florida All-State Choir for two consecutive years, along with being cast as the lead role in several musicals. It was not too long after that he was chosen to represent Southwest Florida at the IBC “International Blues Challenge” Youth Showcase in 2019 and 2020 in Memphis, Tennessee, performing at B.B. King’s and Jerry Lee Lewis’.
It was during this time that he began building a name for himself by sharing the stage with top national acts such as Jason Mraz, The Wailers, Bad Company, Don Felder, Rusted Root, Jim Messina, Elvin Bishop, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Matt Schofield, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, The Marshall Tucker Band, Eric Gales, Paul Nelson, J.D. Souther, Jason Scheff (Chicago), Ruben Studdard, Jesse Cook, and many more. He was eventually introduced to Grammy-winning producer Paul Nelson who Johnny worked extensively with during the COVID-19 pandemic, writing songs and learning the skills of producing. In November, 2021, Johnny was invited to play The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee; one of the highlights of his young career.
His artistry and producing abilities garnered the attention of notable managers in the music industry, leading to where he is now: showcasing and demoing for major record labels. Johnny is currently a freshman, scholarship recipient at Berklee College of Music.
Featured in "Behind the Stage Door" 2022 Documentary