Los Angeles Music Award Winners
"Best Jazz Duet Of The Year"
SureWill & Joel Del Rosario
William “SureWill” Clark Is a dynamic Breakout Smooth Jazz Artist, whose main Instrument is Keyboards. He also plays: Drums, Bass Guitar, Alto Saxophone and Clarinet. His musical resume goes back well over thirty years and includes the honor of performing with Al Jarreau, George Duke, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, New Edition NeYo and Sade. In 2011 he was the Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee for “Jazz Artist of the Year and Award Winner for National Touring Artist of the Year! He produced a stellar video affectionately named My Hero “Uncle Jim” and has released 2 CD’s “Out of The Shadows”, After the and newly released Project Extraordinaire “Con-Fusion”. SureWill has a passion for donating his musical talents to charities that benefit our: Veterans, School Music programs and other non-profit organizations. During one of these charity events, he wrote and performed the score to the December 2010 play. “The Haunting Secret”.
He has performed live in some great venues and events such as The Long Beach Jazz Festival (2006 & 2007). NeYo and Faith Evans World Tour (2005-2006), JVC Jazz Festival (2005), Newport Jazz Festival (2005). He has also performed for the following shows and televised awards: Grammy's (2005), American Music Awards (2003- 2005), BET Awards (2003-2005), Country Music Awards (2004).
Joel Del Rosario is a Mesmerizing guitarist and Exquisite songwriter whose music career spans over two decades, and has touched every genre of music from: Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Southern Gospel. Classically trained in Viola, Joel studied, performed, and was second chair in the San Francisco School of the Arts Orchestra. Although the renowned SOTA orchestra won several competitions, the pull to venture into the world of jazz prevailed; he fell in love with the genre! Currently his 3rd album, “Coast to Coast”, an attractive mix of hip/upbeat dance tunes to the” smooth and sexy”, has been grabbing the attention of listeners worldwide. His single “Hey it’s the Weekend” has been featured on jazz stations around the world and his previous albums “All Him” and “Calm in the Storm” continue to be aired globally. In 2011, he was named CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio Guitarist of the Year”. He is active in his community with “Relay for Life”organization., which raises money for cancer awareness and research.
These Sophisticated Gents first "Side By Side" collaboration is a Jazz Lover's must have! Look at these reviews:
Suave, charismatic, well-composed, arranged, and phrased, it’s the consummate demonstration of what a couple of really talented artists can do with each other’s musical ideas. - Ronald Jackson, The Smooth Jazz Ride
The Sophisticated Melodically Smooth CD by this music duo Joel Del Rosario (Guitar) and SureWill (Keyboards) infuses each composition like a mosaic self portrait of their friendship and respect for each other’s craft. The chemistry and fusing of each composition with influences from the East and West Coast brings these two like-minded musicians together to achieve an artistic masterpiece. Their vision included Tony Rhodes playing keyboards on “Buffalo All Stars” Sam Hanks playing Flugelhorn on “Miles Away (Feeling Dizzy) and Tony Exum Jr. Sax on Cali Sol”. My greatest impression of Side by Side is the orchestral voicings, arrangements and overall production not to mention Joel Del Rosario’s trademark melodic sound on the Guitar as well as the organic classy smooth touch of SureWill’s Keyboards. This contemporary smooth mix of tracks will not disappoint but rather soothe your soul and free your mind. Join them as they take you to “Washington Square” for the New York experience or to “Cali-Sol” for some California sunshine. “Side By Side” is a must have for your collection and will not fade but stand with the test of time for years to come.- Hank Howe-Program Director KJZZ-DB INET Jazz 365
The Dynamic Jazz Duo is BACK! Side By Side 2 "The Tour" begins September 1, 2015. Experience this masterpiece in the making Live in your own city or your create an event in favorite get-away destination.(view the upcoming show list and our profile for booking information).