Hello again Jazzers . . .
Well here we are again and it's nearly June. While the Canadian west coast and the American northwest wait for summer to arrive, there is no shortage of jazz heating up the internet channels. One of the hottest artists has actually been around for a while and his new release has been climbing the jazz and contemporary jazz music charts. JOEL DEL ROSARIO and his new release "Coast to Coast" is sure to make a lasting impression for the summer of 2011. Check out this great contemporary jazz guitarist on his new website at www.jdrjazz.com
With a music career spanning over two decades, guitarist and songwriter, Joel Del Rosario has touched just about every genre of music from: Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Southern Gospel. Classically trained at Viola University, Joel studied, performed, and was second chair in the San Francisco School of the Arts Orchestra. Though winning several competitions with the renowned SOTA Orchestra, Joel felt the pull to venture in the world of jazz and so began his love affair with the genre which would envelop a majority of his music career.
His passion for the guitar however was born from tragedy. Experiencing the loss of his mother through breast cancer at the age of 11, Joel sought solace and peace through playing his guitar. It was during those quiet moments in the dark contemplating. practicing and developing an intimate relationship with his guitar voice.