As a lead guitarist, experienced in many genres of music, Inspirational Gospel Jazz music, has become the focus and the passion. Years as a studio musician, performing artist and composer, has led to relocating to Los Angeles from Cleveland Ohio.
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A little About Joe....
My passion for guitar was recognized early in life. My dad bought my first electric guitar on my 12th birthday. After that, my guitar and me were inseparable. I played my first gig in a club at the age of 15. After touring with a rock band at the age of 18, I decided to go to college to study graphic design and marketing. While working as an illustrator and design artist, I was asked by a friend to record on a project in Detroit where I met a world renowned saxaphonist, who intoduced me to some great opportunities as a lead guitarist with a variety of nationally known artists. I've also been a studio musician for over 24 years and appear on numerous recordings. After closing a sign business in Cleveland, Ohio, I decided to move to Los Angeles in the fall of 2005, where I'm currently writing and producing jazz and gospel projects. My desire is to get into film scoring and music production for TV.
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."