Jose Salazar is a life-long resident of New Mexico and recieved his Bachelor of Music Degree from the Universaty of New Mexico, where he studied with Hector Garcia. He also Completed a Master Class at the Curso Internacional de Guitara Y Viheula in Cervera, Spain, where he studied with Maestro Emilio Pujol.
Mr. Salazar has participated in the annual Santa Fe Guitar Festival and has presented several recitals in cities in Spain and Mexico as well as in the United States. He is the recipient of the Solo Perfomace Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His Recital for the Corrales Cultural Arts Council was perfomed to a standing room-only audience in the San Yisdro Church. He also has perfomed 20 recitals at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall where he has been invited back for an encore perfomance. Mr. Salazar is also the 2003 Living Music Award Winner.
"Fantastic Guitarist and Musician..." John Pearse,Londan
"Incredible fluidity to his music as he traversed it." -Bert Weschler
Impressive performace of his own works, a "Fantasia" that lasted about ten minutes and a shorter tone picture Enchanted Land ...the latter began with gripping atmospheric harmonies so expressive of uncanny aspects of New Mexico's landscape... the Fantasia, in strong contrast, ranged through several themes and moods in pleasing cycle of variations that created wide musical spaces...Salazar mesmerized the audience through his poetic intensities and velosity."-David Noble. The albuquerque Journal.