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Ian Villafana: News

T&T Radio - April 21, 2010

Epiphany was played for the first time in Trinidad by radio host and family friend Holly Betaudier on his show. Mom's been busy.

Solitaire Photo Session - April 21, 2010

Had a one hour photo shoot this afternoon with my Jazzart photographer Joe Stewart. This was long overdue since I have to send photos to Border Creek Music as part of my artist endorsement agreement with my new Solitaire acoustic guitar. These photos will probably be used in their ads and website.

T&T Express Interview - April 11, 2010

Had my interview published in the Trinidad and Tobago Sunday Express newspapers today. I'm yet to read it but it's already out and about the country and bringing lots of lost friends back to me.

Red Lime iCoupon ad - March 24, 2010

Had a new ad for my cd in the Red Lime iCoupon website which went out on a blast to about 30000 subscribers, mostly in the northern part of the Dallas metroplex.

Red Lime Media is a marketing and advertising company that is always looking for interesting and unique ways to market their clients businesses.


Newspaper Article - March 13, 2010

First saw the L'Observateur article and video online then picked up a few copies on my way to the gym. It was a remarkable feeling pulling up alongside the newspaper stand seeing my photo on the front page. Dave did a superb job with the article. Later I posted a copy to my mom in Trinidad.

Solitaire Guitar - March 9, 2010

I finally received my new Boulder Creek Solitaire acoustic guitar from Morgan Hill Music Company as part of the artist endorsement agreement I've been so excited about. It is a work of art, well crafted and the exclusive SBS Suspended Bracing System is really something special. The sustain and tone is well projected and the KOA really gives it warm sweet presence. I can't wait to get up on stage and share its sweetness through my California Blonde II acoustic amplifier.

Epiphany on Ozcat Radio KZCT 89.5 FM - March 1, 2010

Received a call from DJ Triple J today, the host of Ozcat Radio KZCT 89.5 FM out of Vallejo Ca. and the bay area. He told me that he'll be starting to play my cd on the indie jazz show I-JAMS airing Tuesday and Sunday night.



utube NAMM video with Kay Vintage Guitar - February 27, 2010

Guitar Endorsement - February 25, 2010

Signed the artist agreement with Jeff Strametz to endorse the new Solitaire guitar model ECRM6-N KOA OM Cutaway A/E with Boulder Creek Guitars, Morgan Hill Music Co...should be receiving my new guitar soon.

Jazz Lounge Interview - February 18, 2010

Found out this morning that my interview at the Jazz Lounge with Jackie Anderson on the Valley Planet newspaper was published. It was an awesome feeling being the featured jazz artist following the last issue which featured the great jazz guitarist Pat Martino. This is so cool.

WJAB 90.9 FM - February 6, 2010

Received this message from Jackie at WJAB 90.9 FM


Hope you're having a good weekend.  Received your package with the CDs.  Will be
putting "Epiphany" in rotation at WJAB 90.9 FM.  You're not on the list for my
weekly report.  However, I will add a note in Scott O'Brien's comment section of
my report due this Monday.  Will also keep you posted on when the
article comes out the "The Jazz Lounge" of the Valley Planet newspaper. 

cdbaby sales - February 6, 2010

Received good news today about cd sales from cdbaby:

Hi Ian!

Just a little note letting you know who bought your music on today.
Break out the champagne!

3CD(s): Ian Villafana / "Epiphany"

Epiphany: 0

3 CD "Epiphany" to Houston, TX

Indie-Music Editor's Pick - February 6, 2010

I made it to the Indie-Music Editor's Pick today.

Hello, Congratulations, your music has been named an Editor's Pick! You may view your listing at

Thanks for making great music and being a member of ~ Where Serious Musicians Surf! Best, Indie-Music Editors 

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NAMM Show - Day 4 - January 17, 2010

Performed with Quintin at the German based company (AER),that specialized in battery powered amplifiers. Used one of their guitars on display. Later we did another performance at Fusion bags; we also discussed future business concerning guitar cases with Fusion. Visited the many displays downstairs of acoustic and electric guitars. Enjoyed playing the jazzy Peerless guitars in front of a gathering crowd. We then left the show and watched the rest of the Jets/San Diego game at a sports bar at the mall.

NAMM Show - Day 3 - January 16, 2010

Borrowed an acoustic guitar (Solitaire), from one dealer and an acoustic amp (AER), from another to perform at the Fusion Bags exhibit. Lots of folks were taking photos and capturing video of the performance. Had another performance to do but took off from the NAMM show to see the Saints game at Disney's ESPN Zone. Later back at the show handed out a few CDs to a few vendors.

NAMM Show - Day 2 - January 15, 2010

Played so many models and brands of guitars that my head was spinning. Met and took photos of Kenny G at the booth where he was playing. Got a cool photo of Kenny and Quintin.

NAMM Show -Day 1 - January 14, 2010

Met so many fine guitar distributors, my head is still spinning. This is an overwhelming experience for any musician....played so many fine guitars. Several times I looked up and saw the video camera in record mode. The first highlight of the day was getting back to my hotel to receive a partial package of my new CDs. The second was meeting and taking photos with Paul Jackson Jr. after his concert with Kurt Whalem. I was honored when he requested a copy of my CD.

NAMM Show - December 25, 2009

Getting prepared to attend and perform in the NAMM Show in Los Angeles in a few weeks.

Epiphany is weeks away - December 18, 2009

My first CD entitled Epiphany is in then manufacturing stage, proofs are still being finalized and all should be complete within the next few weeks. Disc Makers is doing a very professional job and is highly recommended.
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