Israel Maldonado

San Diego

Upcoming Shows

Play Song Martes
Play Song Oko
Play Song Que Me Esta Pasando
Play Song Acoustic/wedding samples

I have been a musician for hire and have been performing professionally for over three decades. At the age of seven, I was part of Banda Infantil del Dif, a children’s orchestra in my hometown of Tijuana, Mexico. At age ten, I began to train in classical guitar. Shortly after our family moved to the U.S., joined the drum line at Carlsbad High School. During my college years at Palomar College and San Diego State University, I joined guitar ensembles.

Throughout the years, I have been fortunate to open for many popular Latin, blues and rock acts, including Nikka Costa, Los Amigos Invisibles, Ivan Lins, Sergio Mendes and Charlie Hunter. In addition to live performance and D.J'ing events, I also offer private and semi-private music lessons.
In 1996 was my first club gig at Café Sevilla playing percussion for Sambrasil I got to play with the best musicians right away. Over the years, I have accompanied several popular San Diego bands, bringing different genres of Spanish,...

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Private Event  April 22 2015

Israel Maldonado is a must hire if you want your guests to enjoy great music. His ability to effortlessly switch music genres provided a well rounded experience for all of our guests.

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Private Event  March 24 2015

Israel creates a great atmosphere with his Latin guitar and pleasant voice

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Private Event  May 20 2015

Great guitarist who provides the crowd with uplifting music.