“...The Man of Flesh and Bone, a ballad sumptuously colored by Joaquin's gorgeous, expressive keyboard touch. ”
“...arranger/pianist Joaquin Garcia deserves major props for his keeping the 10 tracks so fresh...this is finger-snapping stuff.”
Winning Midwest regional drum/percussion competitions by age 9, I decided the arts was the path for me. I would soon delve into formal study of the piano by the next year, training in the classical arts. By 2005, aged 15, I won city and state level competitions for interpretations of Chopin and Lecuona repertoire. Receiving a full tuition scholarship to attend Columbia College Chicago as a dual major in composition/performance in classical piano performance, I would have an inspirational encounter with Jazz music and switch disciplines. A year removed from graduation I applied and was accepted with full scholarship to Northwestern University for my M.M. in Jazz Studies. Graduating with honors in 2014, I expanded my professional working base to include New York City, Mexico City, Memphis, and Miami metropolitan areas.
I currently tour and record world-wide whilst remaining active nationally with festivals around the U.S. I am a masterclass lecturer, instructor, music director, and professional pianist in various music scenes with my own debut Jazz album expected to be released in the Fall of 2020. I recently became a part of the US band for 6x Grammy Winner Gilberto Santa Rosa as keyboardist. Stay tuned for more and listen...
Actualmente realizo giras y grabo en todo el mundo mientras permanezco activo a nivel nacional con festivales en los Estados Unidos. Soy profesor de clase magistral, instructor, director musical y pianista profesional en varias escenas musicales con mi propio álbum debut de Jazz que se lanzará en el otoño de 2020 Recientemente me convertí en parte de la banda estadounidense para el 6x ganador del Grammy Gilberto Santa Rosa como tecladista. Estén atentos para más y escuchen ...