Paper Moon Music
Paper Moon Music

Book Joe Amato

Joe Amato guitarist


Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Brazilian Guitar, Jazz Acoustic Guitar, Classical Acoustic Guitar, Brazilian Acoustic Guitar


Joe Amato has studied a wide range of styles in his twenty year relationship with the guitar, from playing in bands at age 12, to studying at prestigious universities and performing internationally.

Studying music composition, classical guitar, and jazz theory at such schools as the University of North Texas, Rice University, and the University of Texas at Austin, Joe finally received a bachelor's degree in Classical Guitar Performance at Southwest Texas State University.


Joe Amato is a professional solo and studio guitarist based in San Diego. He earned his guitar performance degree studying classical music, but also specializes in jazz, tango, bossa nova, and pop. Now one of the few guitarists performing with a seven string classical guitar, his range as a soloist has greatly increased.

Joe is available as a soloist for weddings and events, and performs regularly with another guitar, flute, violin, cello, or double bassist as a duo. The guitar duo Paper Moon, made up of Joe Amato and Scot Taber, has performed at many of San Diego county's top resorts, hotels and wineries.


  • ★★★★★
  • Joe was great - he was on time, professional, polite, and his selection of music was perfect for the occasion adding an elegant touch to our party.
    - Stacey S
  • ★★★★★
  • Joe was wonderful to work with. He made everything very easy for me in planning my wedding music. The music at the wedding was absolutly fantastic. It completely set the mood for our wedding. We could not be happier with how everything turned out!!! Thanks for the wonderful job Joe!!
    - Rochelle D
  • ★★★★★
  • Aimiable, professional, prompt (got there adequately early to set up and start on time), handled equipment in a swift and efficient way, was never too needy. Excellent working with him.
    - Eric M
  • ★★★★★
  • Joe was the perfect musician for our intimate beach wedding. He is extremely talented and professional. Even though we had only booked him for a one-hour gig, Joe met with us the week before the ceremony to review song selections. On wedding day, he arrived early, brought a microphone and amplifier for our officiant and readers, and played beautifully before, during, and after the ceremony. I would highly, highly recommend Joe for any occasion!!
    - Jennifer H



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