Ismael Vargas Jr.


Ismael Vargas Jr. is a freelancer musician and recording artist as both a guitarist and timbalero with s combined 40 years of experience. His main influences include Eddie Van Halen, Paul Jackson Jr, Joe Pass, Pat Martino, Trumpeter Miles Davis and Trombonist Willie Colon. Ismael has been invited on occasion as a guest player to Southern California's own "Rock BLVD Band" performing classic rock and MexTex music. His childhood beginnings found him donating willingly to playing gospel music of different styles.

His debut E.P., is percussive and consists of his original smooth jazz compositions while incorporating horns with an energetic Latin influenced sound. His CD is expected to be available very early 2017. The entire project is being produced in his studio along side and under the guidance of his Son Endorsee Deon Vargas his Son. Ismael is an active performer exhibitor at each Winter NAMM. As an endorsee of Black Diamond Strings Ismael was very much impressed that Black Diamond had maintained over 100 years of traditional and innovative string manufacturing and just as important that they are headed by a 3rd generation family! - I find myself sharing with musician friends and business colleagues of all levels and styles to try them out for themselves.


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