Jay Soto nationally acclaimed, multi-talented musician/singer from Phoenix, Arizona. He's spent virtually a life-time honing his craft as a vocalist, guitarist, pianist, songwriter, producer and performer. He's performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in the industry including 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. He also has been a music director within the Diocese of Phoenix for over 20 years.
1999 - Composed music for hit television shows on major networks including NBC.
2004 - Was a finalist in Guitar Center's "Guitarmaggedon" competition hosted at Eric Clapton's annual guitar festival, becoming one of the top 6 guitar players in the nation for the competition out of thousands. Competed in front of over 15,000 people.
2005 - Began his career as a recording artist, recording his first album "Long Time Coming."
2007 - Signed with the Smooth Jazz label, Nu Groove Records, and released his 2nd album, "Stay Awhile", which features a star-studded Jazz line-up including Jeffrey Osborne, Jeff Lorber, Paul Brown, Michael Lington, and Euge Groove.
2008 - Earned a #2 billboard hit, "Slammin", one of the top Smooth Jazz hits of that year.
2009 - Released his 3rd album, "Mesmerized", which featured his hit, "Groovalicious."
2013 - Released his debut solo piano album, "Morning Glory." His best-of album was also released.
2015 - Explored the symphonic world with his release "Veritas", which features epic productions similar to Yanni or The Trans-Siberian Orchestra highlighting his nylon-string acoustic guitar.
2017 - Recently finished production on his most ambitious album to date, his debut vocal album, "On The Verge". Stretching beyond his notable Smooth Jazz sound by including Adult Contemporary, Pop and R&B into the mix.
2018- The first under the Innervision label, this album features Jay's mastery of the voice, guitar and keys.