Juan Coronado
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Juan Coronado

Ajax, Ontario, Canada | INDIE

Ajax, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Solo Rock Jazz


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"A beacon of radiant guitar tones, hot licks, and undeniable charisma. Coronado lights up any stage he steps upon."
Jude Gold
Guitar Player Magazine & Guitarist on the Bx3 tour

“Your guitar playing sounds really good! Keep playing great guitar!”
Paul Gilbert
Racer X & Mr. Big

“Juancho saludos papa!! Estas volando en la guitarra!! Que bien por vos hermano de verdad que me alegra muchisimo. Saludos desde Los Angeles.”
Winner of 12 Grammy Awards

“Your stuff sounds great. I wish you the absolute BEST! See you next time in Toronto.”
Billy Sheehan
The Breed (Steve Vai), Mr. Big, Talas, Niacin

"Juan Coronado is a unique musician. It’s all heart and soul and that’s all that matters! "
Steve Lukather
- various


"Coronado"(instrumental album 2009)

Renewal (instrumental album 2007)


Anarkia, Demo Tape (1989)

Emma Hoo, Demo Tape (1991)
Lead Vocals & Guitar

Emma Hoo (1993)
Lead Vocals & Guitar

Emma Hoo, "Live" (1995)
Lead Vocals & Guita

Emma Hoo, "No Mas" (1996)
Lead Vocals & Guitar

Emma Hoo, "Volar" (1997)
Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Sequences.

La Universal (1999)
Guitar & Background Vocals

La Universal, "Feo" (2000)
Guitar & Background Vocals

Emma Hoo, "Rock en Las Rockas" (2000)
Lead Vocals & Guitar

La Universal , "Se Busca" (2001)
Guitar & Background Vocals

Juanes, "Pistas Para Cantar" (2002)
Acoustic & Electric Rhythm & Lead Guitars

Soda Stereo, "Pistas Para Cantar" (2002)
Acoustic & Electric Rhythm & Lead Guitars

Marlon Restrepo, "Sobreviví" (2002)
Musico invitado en la guitarra

Jimmy Sossa, "Del Juego al Amor" (2003)
Musical Guest on Guitar

Zona Prieta, "Con mas Zacatacambuga" (2005)
Musical Guest on Guitar.



Juan's journey began in his native country, Colombia. At sixteen years old, Juan already was breaking from the mainstream. Instead of following a route toward salsa, vallenato and merengue, Juan found himself drawn to the electric guitar and the emerging underground rock scene.
His obsession resulted in several albums, a number one radio hit, countless live shows, and an abundance of powerful songs, In a country where public interest in rock is secondary to more traditional forms, Juan brought his fiery guitar riffs to the public and the public loved it.
While in university, Juan formed the alternative rock band, Emma Hoo, as the lead singer and guitarist. Three months later, the band was offered a record deal, which resulted in the release of their first album. Emma Hoo quickly gained a cult following, playing many major festivals and sold out concerts, Juans next project, La Universal, was an original, genre-busting rock band with a unique fusion of rock, electronica, rap, and funk.
As the lead guitarist, songwriter, and the bands producer, Juan led the group to success. Their hit single Ola de Calor, hit number one on the local charts and stayed there for three consecutive weeks. La Universal made frequent radio and television appearances, including a special nationally televised unplugged concert.
It wasnt until Juan moved to Toronto, Canada when he finally started working on a project that he had dreamt about for many years making instrumental guitar music. Inspired by the guitar legends that he grew up listening to, in 2004 he began recording his first solo album, Renewal, which reflects the experience of finding his true voice, one that connects his Latin roots with his love for the electric guitar and rock and roll.
In 2005, Guitar Player Magazine chose Juan as one of the Top Ten Guitar Heroes from over 3,000 submissions worldwide. Juan played at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland for guitar legends such as Joe Satriani and Steve Lukather.
The Durham Region Music Society awarded Juan with the "Best Instrumental Recording of the Year" award the same year. Juan's newly released album, Renewal, is his first album as a solo instrumental artist.
In 2007 Juan was selected again as one of the top ten guitar heroes worldwide, to participate in Guitar Player Magazine's Guitar Hero event at the American Music Hall in San Francisco.
In 2007 Juan was also presented with the award for "Best World Music" by the Ontario Independent Music Awards at the Phoenix Concert Hall in Toronto. He was also nominated for "Best Song" for "The 8th Floor".
In early 2008 Juan was awarded with the "Best International Artist" by the Orange County Music Awards, and later on Juan was presented with the award for "Best Instrumental Artist" by the Ontario Independent Music Awards.
In 2009, Juan was awarded with Rock Album of the Year by the Durham Region Music Society.
Juan is very excited to share his newest album, Coronado, with the world.

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