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.
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