Jay Soto

DeSoto (also known as “Jay Soto”) and his music have found a way into the hearts of many with his smooth, but fiery, guitar licks and passion of the fretboard. Best known as a guitarist, he’s also a composer, songwriter, producer, pianist, music instructor and church music director. He’s performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Jeff Lorber, Jeffrey Osborne, Paul Brown, Craig Chaquico, Everette Harp, Eric Darius, Gregg Karukas, Candy Dulfer, Euge Groove, Acoustic Alchemy, Boney James, Michael Lington and the list goes on…

As a consummate player and an accomplished composer/arranger his songs have been heard on mega hit shows “Sex and the City” (HBO) and “All About US” (NBC). He’s also a favorite on the Weather Channel.

He was also a grand finalist in Guitar Center’s “Guitarmageddon” Competition, the most respected guitar competition in the nation. He proved his talent immediately by winning the local, district and regional rounds and then made his way to the finals held at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas where he played in front of over 15,000 people. In the end, Jay finished as one of the top unsigned guitarists in the nation.

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