Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Radio Personality, Educator
Capital has been featured on over 20 recordings from Rock to Hip-Hop to Brazilian, alongside artists such as Marco Bosco, Airto Moreira, Paulo Calasans, Swing Out Sister, Ken Okulolo, Kenneth Nash, Del The Funky Homosapien, Ken Ishii, DJ Nozawa, Shing02, and more. A former high school Oregon state Classical Guitar champion, Capital is equally comfortable on electric and acoustic guitar, with a wide palette of professional experience that also includes Jazz, Afro-Beat, Latin American Folkloric, and Electronica music styles. He has toured extensively in the U.S., Canada, Japan and Brazil, and performed numerous festivals including Japan's Fuji Rock Festival and Seattle's BrasilFest.
Capital has been frequently featured as a live performer on FM radio, including KPFA Berkeley/San Francisco, KCSB Santa Barbara, and stations throughout Japan. He also hosted his own weekly radio show from 2006-2011 called Ii Za Eigo JOLU 76.1 FM Fukui.
Often working from his home studio, Capital has created jingles and TV music for clients such as MTV, Del Taco, Minute Maid, San Francisco Bay Meadows, and Kao Cosmetics.
A devoted music educator, Capital holds his Doctorate in Studio/Jazz Guitar from USC's Thornton School of Music and a Master's degree in Ethnomusicology from U.C. Berkeley. He currently teaches private lessons in the Los Angeles area. Additionally, he is an acclaimed guest lecturer on Brazilian music topics at colleges and conferences such as California Brazil Camp 2011.
Capital is a lifetime student of music who has been lucky to study under many great musicians and composers, including Guinga, Bruce Forman, Adam del Monte, Bob Mintzer, Carl Verheyen, Richard Smith, Pat Kelley, Frank Potenza, Jonathan Harvey, Michael Finnissey, and so many more. He has also taken classical guitar master classes with Benjamin Verdery and Manuel Lopez-Ramos.
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