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Joel Del Rosario – Past Present Future

Under the influences of George Benson, Earth Wind & Fire and Stan Getz guitarist Joel Del Rosario makes his fortune in the smooth jazz genre. All started with All Him (2005), followed by Calm In The Storm (2006), Coast To Coast (2011) and this year Past Present Future.

Guest musicians on his new album are flutist Ragan Whiteside and trumpet player Melvin Miller, who is the featured artist on the first tune Summer Song. Joel allows the summery airy melody to take flight on his guitar and Melvin adds his personal note on trumpet.

This Is How We Roll gives relaxing an acoustic facelift. The eclectic pulse comes from the flute and the guitar wraps it nicely. The title song has a Pat Metheny approach, a sign for great music. Technically proficient and sonically touching.

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Joel Del Rosario – Past Present Future

PastPresentFutureHolding on to the sacred elements of straight ahead jazz, but fusing them with r&b, classical, and hip-hop, guitarist/producer Joel Del Rosario‘s music exudes the diversity of San Francisco’s cosmopolitan culture. This uniqueness has the world listening to this young jazz guitarist, and won him the title of Coffee Talk Jazz Radio’s “Guitarist of the Year”. Often likened to the playing styles of George Benson and Norman Brown, Joel gives tribute to the greats while adding an updated youthful sound of today, turning it into a passionate and engaging experience. Nominated for “Best Jazz Duet” (with keyboardist Surewill) at the 2012 Los Angeles Music Awards, jDR has traveled nationwide from Coast to Coast, performing at various well known jazz venues while producing music for, and alongside his jazz contemporaries.

His passion for the guitar however was born from tragedy. At the age of eleven, Joel’s mother succumbed to a long fight with breast cancer, and it was there that Joel sought solace through music and his guitar. During many quiet moments: contemplating, practicing, and developing a bond with his instrument, Joel became fused with his guitar, thus forming his distinct guitar playing.

Currently jDR, as he is often called, has released several top ranking projects: “Coast to Coast” which was included in the list of “Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2010” at Talking Smooth Jazz Radio, and “Side by Side” released 2013 (still strongly present on the play lists of both terrestrial and Internet radio). He has been featured various projects including Billboard charting single “By the Bay” by Cal Harris Jr. and is currently producing music for saxophonist, Dee Lucas, along with his next project titled “From Cali to Miami”. Changing the face of jazz and paving the future.

His new album Past Present Future is now on sale at CDBaby.

Joel Del Rosario – Coast To Coast

Guitarist and Songwriter Joel Del Rosario first trained in Viola. Joel studied, performed, and was second chair in the San Francisco School of the Arts Orchestra. But jazz was his real passion. So he soon chose the guitar as his favorite instrument. Robyn Kazmarcyk and later Elroy Jones were his mentors. He also attended the prestigious Stanford University Jazz camp during high school.

Joel has just released his third album Coast To Coast after his previous albums All Him and Calm In the Storm. All tracks were self written & arranged by Joel with the exception of God Is Able, written by Don Moen & sung by Ron Kenoly and his choir. All the guitars, bass, keyboards, and sequencing were done by Joel. A genuine self-produced album.

Hey It’s the Weekend is like Saturday Night Fever meets Smooth Jazz. While Joel performs some sultry guitar loops, rhythm and strings bring back some disco feeling. Music for your good time.


Joel Del Rosario – Coast to Coast

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 the following artists and record labels: Inline Records, Romantic Records, Classified Records, Ted Hammond, Saylah Flowz, and many others. He has self produced two albums “All Him” and “Calm In The Storm” encompassing jazz and smooth r&b with a positive message. In addition has also been featured on several periodicals and radio stations all around the world including: The Italian Smooth Jazz Channel,, and while his international fan base continues to grow.

Currently, Joel has just released his 3rd album “Coast to Coast” while 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.

Coast to Coast is now available at CDBaby.