JP is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most eclectic, entertaining and soulful guitarists. His passion for music spans many genres including Flamenco, Brazilian, Latin, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Reggae and Classical, all of which are reflected in his unique personal style as well as in his compositions.
His musical journey began at age 7 with piano lessons, but it was only upon picking up the guitar in high school that he found inspiration.
Although mostly self taught, his inexhaustible curiosity in the guitar has led him to study with such people as Jazz guitarists Mimi Fox and Randy Vincent, Flamenco guitarists Jason Mcguire, Antonio Rey and Juan Del Gastor, and Brazilian guitarists Paolo Bellinati and Guinga.
He has performed in countless venues, festivals and stages across the U.S., Spain and Brazil, and has played events for such names as Barack Obama, Larry Ellison, Bono, Willie Brown, Gavin Newson, Google, Apple, Oracle, Audi and Hyundai among others. J P currently lives in Berkeley, California where he continues to perform, compose, record and teach.
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