Ariza

Producer / Composer / Arranger / Musical Director / Guitarist

Profile

22-year-old musician looking to excel as a musical director, guitarist, composer and producer. Focuses on learning from others and growing constantly to become a better musician, and more importantly, a better human being. 

Experience

  • Guitarist for Maisy Kay — August 2016-Present

 

  • Guitarist for Sandra Crouch’s Church — August 2016-Present

 

  • Producer for Durand Bernarr (Background singer of Erykah Badu) for the Soundcheck Ep-, September 16 2016

 

  • Guitarist for Che’nelle — June 2016-Present

 

  • Co-composer, co-producer, performer and arranger for Dinner Soon Duo- september 2016- Present
  • Freelance Composer for Human Worldwide-August 2016-Present

 

  • Staff composer for Human Worldwide — Jan 2016-August 2016

Composed music for TV and online commercials, including brands such as Starbucks,Verizon and Hulu.

  • Co-musical directed, arranged, performed and co-produced for the artist Ghita at the Mawazine Rhythms of the World Festival in Morocco -june 2015    

 

  • Arranged, produced, performed, directed and conducted Berklee’s Grammy Album Mashup of the Year.- January 2015

 

  • Producer/Arranger for the student affairs and marketing departments at Berklee College Of Music-September 2015-December 2015

 

  • Guitarist ANOW church in Altadena- September 17 2016

 

  • Guitarist for “Wherever I go” by Mayssa karaa official track for the Miss Lebanon USA- June 12 2016

 

  • Guitarist for john stiles band- march 2015- present

 

  • Guitarist and musical director at Amplify with Ina bravo opening for Willow Smith- May 28 2016

 

  • Video featured at the Vulfpeck official Facebook page- May 14 2016

 

  • Guitarist at the Sayers club with acclaimed drummer Tony Royster Jr. - August 5 2016

 

  • Guitarist at Agganis Arena in Boston for the Berklee commencement concert- May 12 2016

 

  • Guitarist at The Mint LA with Nigel tay- January 15 2016

 

  • Guitarist at The Mint LA with Guro- February 9 2016

 

  • Guitarist at EL Portal theater with The Reason-  February 20 2016

 

  • Guitarist at The Mint LA with Nahid - April 28 2016

 

  • Guitarist at The Mint LA with Nahid- March 20 2016

 

  • Guitarist at the 626 night market with Nahid and Nadia -july 3rd 2016

 

  • Guitarist at bar lubitsch with Nahid-May 10 2016

 

  • Guitarist at bar lubitsch with nahid and nadia- june 27 2016

 

  • Co-Producer for “addicted” by Ola Egbowon, runner up for Eurovision Song contest Östereich- January 14 2016

 

  • Guitarist at bar lubitsch with Nahid- April 5th 2016

 

  • Guitarist at genghis Cohen with Ryanna Stearns (AKA AKazi) August 18 2016

 

  • Guitarist at the avalon with Che’nelle- august 3rd 2016

 

  • Guitarist, producer, arranger and Musical Director at the BIRN Live for “West Coast” by Ashlyn Willson (AKA Ashe)- March 30 2016

 

  • Producer, composer and co-arranger of “Pop Summer mix 2015’ by Ariza- November 16 2015

 

  • Guitarist at Lawrence and Alma Berk Recital Hall for Elin Sandberg’s Senior Recital-November 9 2015

 

  • Guitarist at david friend recital hall with Jorge romano- November 20 2015

 

  • Guitarist for “Luna De mis Ojos” by Jorge Romano- December 4 2015

 

  • Sound designer for the self titled Amalur Record- December 11 2015

 

  • Arrangement featured on Boston’s NBC TV Urban Update for “Iconic Women’s Tribute” By The RGEXP- June 3 2015

 

  • Guitarist at the Loft at Berklee for Tim Reynolds and Friends- December 14 2015

 

  • Guitarist for “The Beyoncé tribute” by Nikkolective Ft. Débo Ray- March 8 2016

 

  • Guitarist at 939 cafe for Johannes Gritschacher Senior Recital- November 16 2015

 

  • Guitarist at Bardot in hollywood for Che’Nelle- June 14 2016

 

  • Co-Producer for Sleeping Lion “You Made Me” Live at berklee- March 9 2016

 

  • Arranger, Musical Director,  and guitarist at Arenele Romane with Bubu Cernea (Bubu College experience)- September 19 2015

 

  • Featured on Jacob Colliers official Facebook page- October 20 2015

 

  • Arranger, producer, guitarist for “You Have your Love” by Stephanie James- June 1 2016

 

  • Guitarist, Keyboardist, Background vocalist, Samples, Production and Arrangement for “Trojan Horse” by Ghita- may 20 2016

 

  • producer and co-arranger for viral “wildest Dreams” taylor swift mashup, retweeted by herself- September 24 2015

 

  • Co-arranged Berklee video with Karmin for “Didn’t Know You”. -August 2015

 

  • Accompanist for Kirby Lauryen, Co-writer of “Four Five seconds”. March 8 2015

 

  • Chart transcriber for Grammy award winner Mark Lettieri’s “Spark and Echo” and Guitar Summit performances- May 2014-July 2015

 

  • Guitarist at the converse headquarters for the grammy foundation with Satarra-September 9 2015

 

  • Guitarist, musical director, and arranger for Summer in the citywith Kayla Corrine- july 28 2015

 

  • Guitarist for “Get Out” by Kiersten Kelly featured on KDKA afternoon Radio- August 27 2015

 

  • Guitarist for Lars Nijman cover video of “Together’ by Sam Smith- September 27 2015

 

  • Accompanist at the Berklee Vocal Department- January 2015–December 2015 Wrote, 

 

  • produced and recorded jingle demos for La Fabrica, an advertising agency in Bogota Colombia- July 2014         

 

  • Guitarist at the Newport Folk Festival with the Berklee Gospel Choir. -July 2015

 

  • Guitarist for theVulnerable: Marvin Gaye Tribute. Featuring Aloe Blacc, Chris Turner, Bilal, and Miguel Atwood Ferguson -

 

  • Recipient of the Contemporary Writing and production academic achievement-December 2015

 

  • Producer, guitarist, sequencer for Gabriela Francesca’s Ghost On Your Back, mixed by Miles Walker- october 20 2015

 

  • Featured in the Boston Herald and Huffington Post for Berklee’s Grammy Album Mashup of the Year -January 2015

 

  • Guitarist at the Newport Folk Festival with the Berklee Gospel Choir- july 2015

 

  • Guitarist/MD outside the box music festival with Satarra - July 2015

 

  • Guitarist at cafe 939 with Ashlyn wilson (AKA Ashe)- august 24 2015

 

  • Guitarist at the Boston Gospel Fest with the Boston Community Choir- August 82016

 

  • Guitarist at the Cafe 939 with Chelsea Pedano’s Senior Recital-August 3 2015

 

  • guitarist and co-musical director at Bijou with Ghita- May 13 2015

 

  • Guitarist with the band Novi at Brighton Music Hall- May 2 2015

 

  • guitarist at bijou’s strainge Sessions with Novi- April 27 2015

 

  • guitarist at Lawrence and Alma berk recital hall with the Tower of Power Ensemble- April 24 2015

 

  • Interviewed by Caracol Radio in Miami for musical achievements-February 2015

 

  • Guitarist at the Berklee City Music Gala with Tower of Power Featuring Ray Greene (current Tower of Power Vocalist)- October 2014

 

  • Recipient, William Leavitt Scholarship-March 2014

 

  • Guitarist withTower of Power ensemble performance featuring Lenny Pickett, Brett Heart and Ray Greene -March 2014

 

  • Guitarist at the berklee performance center for theNeo Soul tribute to India Arie and Musiq Soulchild- March 2014

 

  • Guitarist at the berklee performance center for Singer’s Showcase -December 2013-April 2014-April 2015

 

  • Musical Director, Arranger, Guitarist, Guitar Night Pop/Rock-April 2013

 

  • Producer of Hector Tobo’s HUmanidad album, Bogota, Colombia Instrumentalist and Producer, August 2013

 

  • guitarist at the lawrence and alma Berk Recital hall for the Hiromi tribute- march 31 2015

 

  • producer for “Don’t Mind Losing (myself to you)” by Louise Rademakers- March 24 2015

 

  • guitarist for “Phantoms” by John Stiles featuring David Stewart Jr.- March 24 2015

 

  • Guitarist, Producer, musical director and arranger for “Odd Soul” by Gabriela Francesca- march 11 2015

 

  • guitarist at the House of Blues boston foundation room with Novi- feburary 26 2015

 

  • Guitarist at the berklee performance center for the Voice Department Singer’s Night- February 2013  

 

  • Guitarist at cafe 939 for bomb artist showcase with Gabriela francesca- February 5 2015

 

  • guitarist at david Friend Recital hall for berklee Q and A with Ashlyn WillSon (AkA Ashe)- February 21 2015

 

  • guitarist at the paramount theater with meenoo- march 15 2015

 

  • guitarist, arranger and musical director for Gabriela francesca at the berklee caf- feb 18 2015

 

  • guitarist at hynes convention center for the Berklee High School festival with the Tower of Power ensemble- january 31 2015
  • guitarist at the berklee performance center singer’s showcase 30th anniversary featuring Deoona De la Cioppa- December 5 2013  

 

  • guitarist for “1, 2, 3” by Sarah fullerton- January 13 2015

 

  • Guitarist at the BIRN for Sara fullerton- April 29 2014

 

  • guitaristat tt the bear’s place for don lappin- December 5th 2013

 

  • guitarist at best bar in NYC with The Lighthearted- February 7 2015

 

  • guitarist at harvard masquerade ball with sarah hubbard - february 18 2015

 

  • Guitarist at Spike hill in Brooklyn with “the Lighthearted”- November 29 2014

 

  • Don Lappin Band: Rhythm guitarist – April 2013, October 2013

 

  • Guitar for “World to Explore” By James Landino-  December 2012

 

  • Guitarist for “Chilled Duck” By James Landino-  July 2013

Education

Berklee College of Music- Fall 2012- Fall 2015

Berklee College of Music- Summa Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Writing and Production. GPA 3.96

International Baccalaureate Diploma

35 point

  • Xaverian University Juvenile Program- 2009-2010

 

  • Rock workshop scholarship recipient summer 2010

 

  • full tuition scholarship recipient for five week summer program at berklee 2011