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joshy 4 jazz pictureJoshy Melo, musician, arranger, composer and singer-songwriter, was born on January 25th, 1987 in the city of. Monte Llano, Puerto Plata. Since a very young age, he showed interest in the arts, specially music, and the church became his platform where he started his first steps. At age 17, he moved to to Santo Domingo, and signed up in the faculty of engineering, a few semester later he decided to change and study what he was passionate about, music. There he showed great skill in string instruments, and was part of the cultural groups of the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. Has studied harmony, composition and arrangements, endorsed by Berklee Collage of Music and Universidad Pedro Henriquez Ureña, besides other training that has strengthened his formation.

Throughout his journey he has participated in important events: La Biblia Canta, The World Music Festival besides others. He has played with of acclaim such as Manuel Jimenzó. His love for tropical rhythms and Jazz lead him to venture in the world of fusion, incorporating his performance the ‘cuatro puertorriqueño’  with which  he has been able to enrich his musical approach.

After backing up numerous bands, Joshy Melo will present with his personal project, “Joshy y su 4 Jazz” full on fresh innovations that make this project a particular mode of musical expression.