“"Take the classic cool jazz of the late Wes Montgomery, stretch it with the contemporary sounds of jazz masters like Pat Metheny and Larry Carlton, add a dollop of B.B. King blues and Eric Clapton blues rock, and temper it with Latin-tinged, soaring, fluid solos like Carlos Santana, shake it and bake it, and you have Denny Jiosa!"” - Steppin' Out Magazine
Denny Jiosa is recognized and respected worldwide as one of the most dynamic and soulful guitarists on the scene today.
Jiosa has always pushed the envelope stylistically, swirling in the style of smooth
Wes Montgomery inspired playing; to soaring Santana-esc solos; to Jeff Beck technical prowess.
On his seventh release, JIOSA On The Edge, he demonstrates high energy instrumental rock that received
rave reviews and featured Jiosa on vocals on the dynamic rock ballad "Afraid of The Dark".
Pushing the envelope even further, his 2017 upcoming release is a Latin jazz/rock influenced project featuring soaring guitars, dynamic horns, and alluring vocals. He is best known for his six smooth jazz projects, all garnering Top 5, and 10 positions on the smooth jazz charts, as well as delivering his
Number 1 hit single "Wounded Warriors" in the UK in 2014.
He is equally at home in the studio as a renowned producer and engineer. With four Grammy nominations to his credit, his production skills range from americana, rock, blues, latin, and jazz, and he has worked with artists such as gospel sensation Yolanda Adams, Master guitarist Phil Keaggy, the late Bobby Hebb (Sunny), Saxophonist Kirk Whalum, Drummer Chester Thompson (Genesis, Santana), Country star Crystal Gayle, Phillip Baily, Ronnie Laws, and Take 6.
Denny Jiosa and his band deliver enough energy to power a fleet of rockets. It's a fuel that burns full-throttle, ignited by the heat of the soulful voice of his guitars and the power and passion of his performance. Jiosa is a master at twisting meticulous melodies and soulful ambiance from the guitar,
bringing the audience to their feet one minute, and to heartfelt tears the next.
His exciting live show is dynamic, compelling , entertaining, and filled with great musical dialogue among the world class players that perform with him. It is truly a night not to be missed!
“If Eric Clapton played jazz, he’d be Denny Jiosa!” Jazz-Iz Magazine “...more Jeff Beck than smooth jazz” Vintage Guitar Magazine
“Denny Jiosa is among my favorites in the company of Fourplay, Spyro Gyra, and Joe Sample” LA times Jazz Critic /Author Dirk Sutro
...”the Jeff Beck side of his playing-more cutting edge!” Robert Silverstein/ mwe3.com
DENNY JIOSA & KIRK WHALUM
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