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SESAC National Performance Award for
“Lights of the City”
Top 5,Top 10,Top 20 Smooth Jazz Hits
Featured on Air Force One
4 Time Grammy Nominated
Energetic, innovative, fresh, pleasurable, dazzling, vibrant,improvisational, lyrical,masterful…these are just a small
sampling of the terms that have been used to describe guitarist Denny Jiosa’s music by some of the nation’s most formidable music critics.With five exceptional CDs already under his belt,Jiosa stands out in today’s field of instrumental musicians as one who refuses to compromise and always surprises. His latest release, Dreams Like This, on Sonic Canvas Records,Jiosa once again breaks new musical ground. When Jazziz Magazine compared his playing to Eric Clapton’s they also stated that he “simmers rather than overpowers,” and this has never been more evident than on this recording. With every listen to every song, there are new layers unearthed, new amazing intricacies.
Jiosa describes Dreams Like This as the record he always wanted to make. “I feel that Dreams Like This is moving me in a new musical journey
forward. New music, new label and new challenges!” Denny Jiosa has always believed that if you follow your heart, your dreams will come true and with Dreams Like This, he proves that his musical dreams and aspirations have no limits.
Dirk Sutro, the author of JAZZ FOR DUMMIES states, “While some of the players are a little too smooth for my taste, some other artists in the contemporary jazz category make more challenging music.” He lists Denny Jiosa among his favorites in the company of such stellar musicians as Fourplay, Spyro Gyra and Joe Sample.
JAZZTIMES MAGAZINE “Jiosa’s lithe melody touches both twinkling harmonies and darker chords, as if illustrating the complexity of humanity.”
LIVE PERFORMANCE QUOTES
“An incredible jazz ensemble and delightfully entertaining”
Fred Puglia,Decatur Celebration
“An electrifying show!” Peter Woolfolk,Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society
“Stunning performance...just fabulous!” Jane Olds,Clearwater Jazz Festival
“His performance was a great blend of contemporary and traditional jazz,
with improvising reminicint of Wes Montgomery! Music Boulevard
Hughes & Kettner