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The Hoodies / Bio

“The Hoodies” are a Jazz/Pop duo from Los Angeles California.

“This is melodic and enchanting jazz at it’s best---so many blends in one souffle of sounds.” - Allan Wasserman of THE ALLAN WASSERMAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE.

The Hoodies are currently looking for a bass player and drummer to record, and gig a full length album in the upcoming months following the release of their three song demo titled “Hoodies”. They can be found every first and third thursday of each month at The Cork Lounge in Sherman Oaks. With album art and band photos scheduled for completion by the end of April, following the release of the album on itunes will be a web site and physical copy for sale.

Hoodies guitarist and composer Akira Tsuchiya is geared and well on his way towards becoming a professional jazz guitarist in the industry. Graduate and alumni of the Musicians Institute’s guitar program, Akira strengthens his ability to compose music for singers while focusing on having groove and building tasteful solos throughout the smooth and passionately felt music found in this collaboration. Having met through a mutual friend from the Los Angeles Music Academy, Akira and Jose have quickly gained a sense for each others unique approach to writing music and melody.

Hoodies vocalist and composer Jose Juarez strives to become a producer in the music industry while maintaining a sense of sincerity and creative integrity throughout the projects done in collaboration with various artists. A former student of the Los Angeles Music Academy’s guitar performance program, Jose finds working with jazz a welcomed shift in contrast to the performers primarily punk/rock musical history. Having developed and established his style with the bands Dcten, Run Boy Run, Genius Archimedes, and Zamboni Deathmatch, Jose continues to rediscover his love for poetry and art in this group.

“Like the deepest breeze through the fullest trees, a fond farewell becomes a new direction through your recollection of all the ways that true love can blossom.”
- Lyrics to LIttle Dove off of their newly released demo entitled “Hoodies”.

Searching for bassist and drummer to record on a full length album as well as play paid gigs in Los Angeles California.

General Info

Band Members
Jose Juarez, Akira Tsuchiya
Artist Name
The Hoodies
Home Page
Active Since
Jazz / Pop

Contact Info

Los Angeles, CA
Jose Juarez