Jazz guitarist, composer and arranger Mike Arroyo is a
native of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. He was 8 years old when
his parents bought him his first guitar. At 15, he started
music lessons at the Lino Padro Rivera high school,
continuing with formal studies at the Conservatory of Music,
and at the Inter-American University of P.R. In addition, he
has studied guitar with guitarist-teachers Georgina Olmo,
Dr.Jorge Pastrana, Tony Marrero, Fernando Mattina, Jody
Fisher, and Charlie Banacos.
Mike Arroyo is considered a pioneer in the sacred music
scene in Puerto Rico. In 2001, he recorded his first musical
production "Straight To Heaven." He also produced and
organized a "Christian Jazz Night Concert" with the
participation of Puerto Rican pianist Luis Marin and trumpet
player Jochi Rodriguez.
In 2003, Mike finished his second musical production "My
Jazzy Mood" with the collaboration of musicians such as
John Benitez, Alon Yavnai, Richie Flores, Jason Lidner,
Gene Jackson and others.
He graduated Cum Laude from the Inter-American
University of Puerto Rico, in 2004, and went on to study with
guitarist-educator Jody Fisher at the National Guitar
Workshop in Chicago, Illinois