The Great Songs Of Years Past Come Alive For You!

The great singers of years past can be heard again in their songs! Steve Johannessen's love for this music is evident in his singing. These great love songs originally sung by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole and others are the heart of his performances. Sung with emotion and nuance, these great songs come alive for you once more!

You can experience these wonderful songs at your club, your next event, or your next house party. LEARN MORE

"Please contact me - I will be happy to discuss your event needs. Please call well in advance to secure your preferred date. Come by and see me personally at one of my scheduled events. I look forward to speaking with you!" - Steve

Special Appearances

(Above)A song from a live jazz performance on November 16, 2017 to support the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Library in Cashiers, North Carolina. The song is called "Blue Night" and is an original composition in a style he calls "conversational jazz". This was the first performance of this song written in August 2017. With no vocal the video is boring but the music is beautiful!

(Below)A September 2016 performance with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in Cashiers, North Carolina.

Steve Johannessen sings with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Recent Testimonials From Clients

2016 • Billi Black, Rotary District Governor

"Dear Steve - Thank you for sharing your time and amazing talent with us at the 2016 District Conference in Kingston, Tennessee on June 11. You were stellar!!"

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 • Margaret Eichman, CWO Executive Director

"Steve - Your music truly complemented the evening at the Cullasaja Women's Outreach Celebration of Giving Gala at the Canyon Kitchen on August 24th. It made the gorgeous setting even more enjoyable. Our guests were enamored with your range of vocals. It felt like we had a star-studded cast entertaining... and indeed, we did have star-quality talent in you! As an artist it is clear that each song lives in your heart. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us. It made the evening an incredibly special event!" Appearing August 28, 2016 for the third time!

2014, 2015 • Stephanie Edwards, Executive Director, Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce

"Hi Steve - thanks again for joining us and for sharing your musical talents at the Chamber's recent annual Christmas meeting. At every step you were right on cue with the program and your interaction with the audience was greatly enjoyed. We appreciate you helping us to welcome in the holidays!"

2014 • Jenny S. Holland, UBS Financial Services

"Steve performed at a client event for us, held at the NC Arboretum. We were very pleased with Steve's talent as well as his professionalism. He interacted well with the clients, and took several requests. We received great comments from our guests. Steve was easy to work with and we would highly recommend him to others."

Singing With Tommy Dorsey Orchestra


Watch Steve Johannessen singing "Ive Got You Under My Skin" with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra on September 25, 2016! This is my third season.

Singing at Buck's Cafe


This is a live cellphone video shot in May 2014 at the beginning of my second season. This appearance was in a little coffee shop here in Cashiers called Buck's Coffee.

Steve Johannessen Classics Program


Download this PDF of an example of a typical program handed out at each appearance. The program contains a list of all the songs in Steve's songlist and a little bit of background info about Steve.

  • at your home

    Want to have a memorable house party for friends and guests? Here's how!

    Imagine you and your guests all relaxing after a wonderful meal and settling down by the fire to listen to some great music. A live performance will make your event that much more memorable!

  • at your event

    When your event needs that special "Touch Of Class" then look no further!

    This kind of music is wonderful at almost any kind of event including wedding rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions, business events and more. Create an experience to remember!

  • at your club

    Keep your regular customers coming back and attract new ones!

    More than just any band, this timeless music evokes a feeling that's hard to reproduce with today's music. Schedule an appearance at your club and watch your customers come back for more!