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Empowering Students Through the Joy of Music and the Arts

JUAN GARCIA 

Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Voice

Juan Garcia is a professional musician with a bachelor’s degree in music performance, (Jazz Studies) from New Jersey City University. He started taking guitar lessons when he was eleven years old and has not stopped playing music ever since.

From 2013 to date, Juan Garcia has been the music director and guitarist of the band “Sunrise” from Crossing Midnight Entertainment. It’s an entertainment company for weddings and private events from Long Island, NY. www.crossingmidnightent.com

In 2019 he was the guitarist of Gabriel Alegria’s Afro Peruvian Jazz sextet and played at WBGO jazz radio station in a live streaming show. He also performed at the Jersey city Jazz festival with the same sextet that same year.

In 2018 toured with the same band in Peru, South America playing in different Jazz venues and teaching master classes in Music colleges. 

In 2017 he joined the NJCU Jazz big band as the guitarist and had the opportunity to play at the prestigious Jazz club “Trumpets” in New Jersey and “The Zinc Bar” in NYC.  

In 2012 he was the lead guitarist, song writer and backing vocalist of the band “BLUE SOUR”, an original pop rock band, that was awarded “band of the month” in the Australian music Magazine “Whotune”.

The rights of the of the songs of that project were used for the Facebook gameRock Star Rising”.

He toured with the band until 2015 playing in different stages in the east coast and clubs in NYC like “The Red Lion”, “Prohibition”, “The Bitter End”, “Session 73”, and “Pianos” among others).

Juan has recorded for different artists in NYC. He was the guitarist of Martin del Carpio’s “Goddard” album. He also recorded rhythm and lead guitars for the pop/rock band “Men or Myth” and their singles.He was a guest artist in John Roccesano’s album “Johnny Rock and Friends for the record”.

Juan is currently teaching Guitar, Voice, Ukulele, Bass guitar, and Piano.

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