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Joel Del Rosario

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CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio 2011 Guitarist of the Year
Best Jazz Duet Nominee 2012 Los Angeles Music Awards

With a music career spanning over two decades, guitarist and songwriter, Joel Del Rosario has just about touched every genre of music from: Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Southern Gospel. Classically trained in Viola, 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 into the world of jazz, which began his love affair with the genre and 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 11, Joel sought solace and peace through playing guitar. It was during those quiet moments in the dark: contemplating, practicing and developing an intimate relationship with his instrument that Joel developed his guitar voice.

Through the mentorship of Robyn Kazmarcyk, (and later Elroy Jones who taught guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan) Joel went on to pursue jazz fully and later received the Stan Getz Jazz Scholarship to attend the prestigious Stanford University Jazz camp during high school. Empowered by these positive experiences, Joel has gone on to work, write music for, and or co-write music for various artists and record labels.

Currently, his 3rd album, "Coast to Coast", an attractive mix of hip/upbeat dance tunes to the 'smooth and sexy', has been grabbing the attention of listeners worldwide as his single "Hey It's the Weekend" has been featured on jazz stations all around the world. Featuring ten engaging tracks, "Coast to Coast", will certainly be an album you can't help but play over and over again. His previous albums “All Him” and “Calm In the Storm” continue to be aired both nationally and internationally. He is on tour with gospel recording artist Saylah Flows and is also active in his community with the “Relay For Life” organization, which raises money towards cancer awareness and research.

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