Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix. These are the guitarists of old times, but they still hold on to today’s generation. They are the legends of their profession and are the idols of idols. They are the reason why people believe in the power of music. The guitar is considered the very backbone of music. With guitar, you can make multiple tones simultaneously. That is why the guitar is the first step for every musician when they are first starting up.
In the 21st century, many guitarists are making their mark in the music industry. They are making guitar music more contemporary and making innovative music developments through their creativity. David Veslocki is the name you might come across if you read about the guitarist of the 21st century. And he deserved to be among the terms of modern guitar experts with all the achievements to his name.
David is a music producer, guitarist, and music industry professional. He has the credit of playing guitar and producing licensed music for television, radio, and numerous concerts. The 39-year-old is the 1st guitar graduate from Eastman School of Music with both jazz and classical double major (bachelor), master, and artist, along with a diploma from Yale University. David is a Grammy Award, Daytime Emmy, and Oscar Nominated guitar recording/composition contributor, with his songs ranking high on multi-billboard charts—hitting #1 numerous times.
He has produced music for television networks like National Geographic, BBC, Animal Planet, HBO, FOX, PBS, The Style Network, PBS, E Entertainment, The Golf Channel, TBN, the Universal Music Publishing Killer Tracks Catalogue, ABC, and for the radio channel Lite 100.5, iHeart Radio, and Non-com across the world. He has also established himself in the world of EDM under the name The Afterparty—where he has performed for crowds of 10s of thousands.
He has performed in Avery Fisher Hall, Jordon Hall, Brown College, Providence College, UMass, Yale University, Eastman School of Music, Williams College, and The University of Rochester throughout the United States, Switzerland, London, Hawaii, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, the UK, and South Korea with artists such as Conrad Herwig and Clark Terry, the Hartford Symphony, and the Rochester Philharmonic, alongside legendary singers including Demi Lovato, Kool n Gang, Derek Trucks, and Francessa Gagnon.
David’s other clients include Leon Pendarvis (MD for Saturday Night Live), Gary Haase (Music Producer NSYNC, Celine Dion, and others), RCA, Atlantic, Sony, and Warner Brothers records. He has been featured in Classical Guitar Review and Jazziz Magazine, which described his playing as “Warmly Expressive.” He performed at the T Mobile Arena and numerous residencies in Vegas.
In the music industry, David has worked for Amp Amsterdam in terms of licensing and supervision. He has received the Elliot Fisk Award and 3 Downbeat Magazine awards. David is endorsed by Parker Guitars and D’Addario Strings and plays Smallman and Connor Guitars.
With over 30 years of experience, David has Founded Sapphire Records, where he is also a president, Frameworks Records, Skyfall Records, Reflection(s) Records, and the award-winning Connecticut Suzuki Guitar Academy. Through his businesses, he contributes to the music industry by working with aspiring artists worldwide and helping them achieve their desired success.