Hello! My name is Jimmy Cruz, I am an Atlanta-area musician, primarily an electric and acoustic guitarist and instrumental music composer. I appreciate your visit here, where I share a little bit about myself and my music. You might have linked here from watching one of my YouTube videos or linked here from my Guitar Lesson website while investigating me as a prospective guitar teacher. Either way, welcome and thank you again for dropping by!
At this website, I post the various video performances, music audios and blog posts about the back story behind my song performances. Some of the music posted here are songs I wrote or were written by others and I had performed on them. Some songs found here are personal renditions that I may have arranged and performed. Whatever brought you here, please look around and I hope you found your time here worthwhile.
My Latest Work on a Song
I recently finished the 6th song in what I’ve called my Gospel Jazz Project in which I’ve taken a classic church hymn that has had a special meaning to me and rearranged it into a contemporary gospel jazz instrumental.
I try to write a blog post featuring the the latest song I worked on and share some of the back story behind the song. Some are solo performances and some are performances that include other musicians. I recorded all of them in my very humble home studio with equipment that is somewhat dated – but still works, thank God! You can CLICK HERE to hear the latest song and the blog post where I share a little bit about it. I hope you enjoy it.
Free downloads of my Gospel Jazz Project
Over the years people have asked me if I had a CD available of my music and as of yet I haven’t made my songs available as a CD to purchase. I do however allow the songs to be heard through streaming them online. Because there has been a few people asking about the work I’ve done in my Gospel Jazz Project of some classic church hymns, I wanted to make these available as free downloads for anyone who wanted them.
These hymns have always been special to me and I enjoyed redoing them in my own style and recording them. I hope they might be a blessing to others as they were a way for me to honor my Lord and Savior Jesus through His gift in me. The recordings aren’t the pristine quality as you would get from those recorded in a professional recording studio. These were done as a DIY home recording project. Click Here to go to the song list to download or listen.