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Discography

*Eryn Shewell EP
Simple and Storm
* Rachel Pearl "Love Extravagantly" album
Baby Blue and Don't Play With Fire
*Alan J. Bloom EP
Rip It Up - 7 Seconds - Weather - Could You Believe
* Lance* Music Videos
City Lights - Canvas - Rise and Shine Hero - Love You and It Won't Go Away

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Bio

*Apolinar Padilla Jr. has been performing music since he was 10 years old. Raised in New York City, he began by playing drums in church, but over time expanded his repertoire to include a variety of instruments such as keys, bass, and trumpet.

In junior high school, he turned his attentions to the trumpet—earning the title of 2nd Trumpet in his graduating class-and the piano, studying gospel piano and keys with a private tutor. Though still quite young, he became known in the professional music scene as an adept and talented musician, and he began playing with a variety of solo artists, gospel bands, and even touring evangelists.

In 2000, Padilla met Pat Petrillo, a master drum instructor and performer known for touring with artists like Gloria Gaynor, at The Groove Academy in Edison, New Jersey. Padilla studied under Petrillo for the next three years; not long thereafter, he enrolled in an Audio Engineering degree program at the Lakehurst Naval Base.

In addition to his talents as a musician, a number of artists, singer-songwriters, and bands soon began seeking out Padilla as a producer and arranger. In 2006, he traveled to Nashville to record drums on an album. He never left, deciding instead to stay and form his own company, J Pad Music.

Today, Padilla’s focus is on the young—and thriving— J Pad Music, LLC. Boasting its own studio, Internet Radio Station as well as production and songwriting team, the label continues to grow, gaining recognition and respect in both Nashville and beyond.

**Experience

Production, Engineering, and Songwriting

• Co-Producer w/ J Storm ( Pink, Gwen Stefani, Missy Elliot)
• Co- Production w/ Recording Artist William Champlin
• Co-producer with Grammy Award Winner Dennis Bourke on two songs ( Storm and Simple ) for Eryn Shewell. Also engineered and played drums and keys on session.
• Co-writer of numerous songs with David Wilson CEO of Fresh Rain Records
• Gospel Recording Artist John Smiley
• Producer and Drummer for Alan J. Bloom

Drums

• Performances and or Recordings with such artists as Terry Little, Grammy Award Winner Dennis Bourke, Sugar Lime Blue, Xol Azul Band, Maracas Band- World Rhythms Percussion, Alan J. Bloom, John Smiley, and Music Mafia Singer Songwriters Danny Salazar, and Damian Horne.

• Tours with solo artist Lance and Danny Salazar

Keyboards

• Tours with Evangelist Ruben Tavarez
• Performances with Spanish Gospel Singers (Yadira Coradin, Rene Gonzales, Josue Sanchez, Danny de Jesus of "Sound of Praise" ministries )

Piano

• Jazz Recording Artist Rachel Pearl- Piano (Baby Blue/ Don’t Play with Fire)

Music Minister

• Restoration Family Worship Center (Pastor Glenn J. Wilson) –Keyboards

Performance Venues:

* The Stone Pony w/ Terry Little – Asbury Park, NJ
* The Ritz w/ Xol Azul – Elizabeth, NJ
* Continental Arena w/ TC – Newark, NJ
* Mediterranean Restaurant w/Maracas Band – Princeton, NJ
* Nova Terra w/ Maracas Band – New Brunswick, NJ
* Celestial Lodge w/Xol Azul – Red Bank, NJ
* Anchor High Marina w/ Alan J Bloom – Hendersonville, TN
* La Hacienda w/ Danny Salazar – Nashville, TN
* New Heart Christian Church – Lebanon, TN
* Cazuelas w/ Danny Salazar – Nolensville, TN
* Café Coco w/ Danny Salazar – Nashville, TN
* Blue Bar w/Danny Salazar – Nashville, TN
* Billy Goat w/ Sugar Lime Blue – Nashville, TN
* Lyrix w/ Alan J Bloom and Danny Salazar - Nashville, TN
* Past Perfect – Nashville, TN
* The Good Cup (opened for Grammy Award Winner Don Henley) Nashville, TN
* Bohemios, Austin, TX
* French Quarter – Nashville, TX
* Shakespeare Festival Centennial Park – Nashville, TN
* Red Stone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL
* Double Tree Hotel, Murfreesboro, TN
* Global Café, Nashville, TN
* Middle Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
* Tennessee State University, Nashville TN
* Gaylord Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN
* The Beacon, Casper, Wyoming w/ Randy Scott and Bulls Eye Ride (Country Band)
* Red Rooster, Memphis TN w/John Nicholson (Muzik Mafia)
* 12th & Porter, Nashville TN w/ Damian Horne