Joe DiBlasi,u pon graduation from California State University Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in guitar, went on to become one of L.A.’s most sought after studio guitarists. At a very young age, he began playing on such blockbuster films as Rocky I, Rocky III, An Officer and A Gentleman, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones The Last Crusade, Stripes, Summersby and The Karate Kid to name just a few. Joe has also worked on such long running television series as Dukes of Hazard, Fame, Knots Landing, L.A. Law, M*A*S*H and Quantum Leap. He has played for and recorded with many artists including Peabo Bryson, Olita Adams, Christopher Cross, Melissa Manchester, Michael McDonald, Bert Bacharach, Stevie Wonder, Dion Warwick, Frank Sinatra, Chicago, George Benson, Kenny Rogers, Pink Floyd, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, and Phil Collins.
In addition to Joe’s extensive recording career, he is an accomplished composer, arranger and songwriter. He writes for TV shows such as The Bachelor In Paris, The Bachelor in Rome, and The Miss America Pageant as well as several motion picture scores. He has written hundreds of radio promos, movie trailers and jingles, including spots for Chevrolet, Ford, Mitsubishi, and Toyota.
Joe received a Billboard Award for “Best Female Latin Record of the Year” as producer of Charo’s Guitar Passion CD. He also produced a Grammy nominated CD for Buck Page in 2005, Right Place to Start.