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PJ Zitarosa: Guitarist /Composer / Vocalist / Instructor
Hello, and welcome to my website!
I am a guitarist / performer, music instructor, composer, producer and engineer for t.v. and film.
My professional career started in New Jersey back in 1998 with Michael Clayton Arbeeny and Danny Vaughn to start a new project called Vaughn. I recorded 2 studio records with Vaughn, "Soldiers & Sailors on Riverside" and "Fearless" and a live record, recorded at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, UK. I toured and recorded with Vaughn from 1998-2002.
When Vaughn wasn't on the road touring, I was also performing with a bunch of original and cover/tribute acts in the NJ/NYC area. Artist's include: Garden State Radio, New Power Soul, The Bobby Lynch Band, Unchained (Van Halen Tribute), Bobby and the Jets (Elton John Tribute).
2007: I studied at The City College in NYC enrolled in their Jazz Program.
2008-2010: I teamed back up with Michael & Danny, but this time it was in support of their original project Tyketto.
Quick timeline from then.....
2011-2013: I was working full time in the New Jersey cover/tribute band circuit touring up and down the east coast in Top 40 / party rock bands.
2014- Current: Move to Los Angeles, California.
2015- Current: My wife Carla Buffa and I form an original band called The Alphabet Astronauts. This has now also developed into us composing music for t.v. and film.
2016: Current: Become Director of Artist Relations for ENGL Amplification.
2016: Form new project called Two Hundred Feet.
2017-Current: Start working with Sick Muse Music composing music for t.v. & film.
2018- Current: Start teaching at School Of Rock Woodland Hills, CA
2018- Current: Start producing, engineering and composing for independent artists.
2019- Current: Join Guns n' Roses tribute band called Appetite 4 Destruction playing "SLASH"
Stay tuned for upcoming show dates!
I have been fully Covid 19 vaccinated and am excepting students who have also been fully vaccinated for in person lessons, and I am still accepting virtual students if this is more comfortable for anyone.
Styles from pop, funk, r&b, jazz, rock & metal. I also teach how to read music, and harmony / theory.
For more information and pricing please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org