EJ and Rachel Delgado

EJ and Rachel Delgado

 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
BandJazzPop

"Weirdly calming, Portishead-ish, ’90s alt-vocals..a rhythm section that does anything from psychedelic to country to Latin to drum ’n’ bass-rooted percussion..intensely flexible comfort, more jammy than closely regimented, and just the right amount of cutesy." - Max Plenke, Las Vegas CityLife

Biography

EJ and Rachel have been playing together for over ten years.

Born in Manila, Philippines, EJ Delgado grew up in a family of musicians. He began playing with groups throughout grade school and high school, playing rock, pop, blues, jazz, classical and other forms of music.

He studied at the University of the Philippines College of Music, majoring in Guitar. During this time, EJ continued to work in recordings and performances, and also began performing as a solo guitarist. He is the Winner of the 1001 Spanish Embassy Guitar Competition in the Philippines. He has worked with the U.P. Jazz Ensemble, the U.P. Rondalla Ensemble, the U.P. Guitar Orchestra, the U.P. Afro-Latin Ensemble, and the Kithara Guitar Quartet, and various groups both in Manila and Las Vegas.

Rachel grew up in New Jersey, studying band, orchestra, choir and musical theatre. She graduated from the University of the Philippines as a Composition major. She was a member of Conemus (Composers of New Music) and was participant of the Nagano Music Festival 2000 in Japan. She has written and arranged for various band, chamber and non-traditional ensembles. As a pianist/keyboardist, she has played with many artists in Manila, including the U.P. Afro-Latin Ensemble, the U.P. Jazz Ensemble, and Puro Ritmo, as well as various groups and artists in Las Vegas including Blu7.

Discography

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SOUNDCLIPS AVAILABLE:

Guitar and Piano:

Autumn Leaves
Canon in D
Here, There and Everywhere
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Someone to Watch Over Me
The Girl from Ipanema

With Vocals:

Agua de Beber
Fever
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
My Romance

Solo Guitar:

As Time Goes By
Here, There, and Everywhere
Jorge de Fusa
Largo
One Note Samba
Prelude
The Girl from Ipanema
Valse

Solo Piano:

Autumn in New York
Cachita
Polkadots and Moonbeams

Set List

PARTIAL SONG LIST:

All You Need is Love
Blackbird
Black Magic Woman
Break on Through
Can’t Buy Me Love
Come Together
Crazy
Crosstown Traffic
Drive My Car
Englishman in New York
Everybody’s Changing
Evil Ways
Fire
High and Dry
I Shot the Sheriff
Jamming
Light My Fire
Love Me Two Times
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Message in a Bottle
Mustang Sally
No Rain
Oye Como Va
Put Your Records On
Ramble On
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
So Lonely
So Sick
Superstition

Jazz/Latin Jazz:

Desafinado
Do Nothin’ ‘Till You Hear From Me
East of the Sun
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You
Gentle Rain
Mambo Influenciado
Meditation
One Note Samba
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
Ran Kan Kan
Sabor
So Danço Samba
So Nice (Summer Samba)
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Tristeza