Award-winning Musician/Singer, Jay Soto, is now available for hire in the Greater Phoenix area!
Hire Jay Soto and give your guests the gift of music and add the perfect ambiance to your environment at reasonable rates. Spice up your atmosphere with some light Jazz, Pop standards, and familiar melodies of today and yesterday. Jay covers it all, from Sinatra and Tony Bennett to Santana and George Benson.
"A master of the guitar...He is definitely one of today's top notch guitarists" - Smooth & Soul
"Soto has an incredible flare to his guitar playing..." - Smooth Jazz and More
"...accomplished guitarist...brilliant songwriter and musician" - Jazz Review
Jay Soto offers private music instruction on both guitar and piano/keyboard. Learn real-world application from a nationally recognized, seasoned pro. He accepts beginner through advanced. Rates are $50/hour or $30/half hour.
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.
Soto signed with Smooth Jazz label, NuGroove Records in 2007, and his first single, Slammin', became a smash hit and reached #2 on the coveted, national R&R charts. His second hit and title cut, Stay Awhile, went to #19 on R&R. By year’s end, he finished as the 9th most played Smooth Jazz artist on the radio in the nation in 2008. In April of 2009, Soto released his most anticipated CD release to date, Mesmerized.
Today, Soto has embarked on his most ambitious effort with his much anticipated production company, ArtistTrax. He also continues to perform with many local acts in the Phoenix area.
Jay is a Nationally recognized Recording Artist and has been heard daily on radio stations such as Phoenix's KYOT 95.5. Jay's music is also currently heard on numerous radio and satellite stations throughout the US and around the world via Muzak channels, Music Choice™ and on the Weather Channel™.
Call or email to book Jay for your next event! 623-628-1694