I been playing the guitar since a was six years old.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
My first concert was a George Benson concert in Puerto Rico in the 80's. I went with my wife and some other musicians friends and thier wives. What was memorable to me was to see this legend of jazz performing live, I was so inspired, I never saw the guitar the same way. It is still a special thing for me.
What gear do you use?
I Have a couple guitars that I love, Epiphone Sheraton II, Godin nylon strings, Epiphone Emperor Regent but my favorite is my Peerless Cremona model.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Jose Feliciano then later George Benson, the first time I heard Benson music it just caught my attention and I couldn't believe the stuff he was playing. Wes Montgomery, I felt in love with his mellow sound and his incredible octaves, he is my number one guitar hero.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
When I was young I played with a band for many years, playing Gospel music at church and jazz on the street. We all grew up together from the same "barrio"and same church. I'm not playing with no band but I still still play in gigs once in a while with music tracks.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
I have no preference, I like to have fun when I'm jamming. You always learn from every one.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
I have played for different crowd in concert, church, weddings and Hotels. The smallest I will have to say to a friend's brother, he came late to a birthday party gig that I was playing and I was asked to play just for him and I did play the whole set just for him. His brother was really happy and enjoy the whole thing...I was so honor to do so.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
"Breezin' from George Benson. It was the first time I heard jazz guitar music.