Born in Antonio Ante Provincia Del Imbabura, Ecuador, Jorge Del Pino started playing the guitar when he was 10 years old. He was raised by his well-educated and supportive parents, Manuel Del Pino and Rosa Andrade. His father was a well known university professor, who has been honored by having five schools in the Quito area named after him. Growing up in Quito, Jorge has played alongside a multitude of incredibly talented artists, including Benitez Valencia, and Los Embajadores as well as one of the most famous Ecuadorian soloists, Rafael Jervis. At the age of 20, Jorge decided to travel throughout Europe and eventually settled in Madrid, Spain where he worked steadily for a local Television station. He began touring with various stars including, Nati Mistral as well as the famous singer Massiel. He was recognized by the European musical community as one of the best artists ever to play the acoustic guitar. Jorge had the honor to open for Julio Iglesias with Betty Misiego (a Peruvian singer) at the Olympia Theater in Paris. He has also worked with Armando Manzanero, Daniel Santos, Lucho and Arturo Gatica, Julio Jaramillo and many other well-known Latin American performers. Jorge is also an expert in Latin American folklore. He has travelled throughout Latin America, performing with local groups in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia. He has also mastered the Brazilian rythms such as Samba and Bossa Nova. Prior to setting up residence in the United States and in order to expand his international musical career, Jorge has had the pleasure and honor to have performed in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Iran. Jorge is a very prolific composer. His recently released CD, 'EQUINOCCIO LINE', showcases several of his own melodies and represents a tribute to the vast experience acquired during his many international performances. He has dedicated his album to Wes Montgomery, Luiz Bonfa, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Baden Powell and other internationally known musicians and composers who have been an inspiration to his music. Jorge is presently working on his compact disc, expected to be ready by mid-2004. Anyone buying Jorge del Pino's 'EQUINOCCIO LINE' CD is going to be thrilled with this excellent acoustic guitar performance.
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