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Jimena Fosado

Jimena Fosado is a female guitarist born in Mexico City currently living in Los Angeles. Influenced by different genres in order to create her own and unique sound mixing different elements in her music, she performs rock and metal combined with fusion and EDM: Better described as “Messhugah meets Guthrie Govan, Afrojack meets Steve Vai.” She is part of the Shreddelicious community that features female musicians all over the world.
She started playing piano at the age of four to follow in her father’s footsteps in piano education. Hearing “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits at age six inspired her interest in learning guitar. Despite her insistence, her father didn’t think she would take it seriously at that early of an age so he waited seven years until she couldn’t stop asking for it.
When applying for Musicians Institute, she was awarded with the Synyster Gates Scholarship (Avenged Sevenfold). She has shared stage with Steve Vai, Dave Weiner and Paul Reed Smith, Scott Page, among others.
She started uploading punk rock covers to Youtube and went viral being mentioned on Twitter by Simple Plan and Orianthi. One of her videos passed over 115,000 views.
“When you can change or even save someone else’s life with music and much more with yours, that’s when I realized there’s no other thing I want to do for the rest of my life”.
- Jimena
"She shreds." - Dave Weiner to Steve Vai
"You have to see her play, she shreds" Jeremy Colson to Steve Vai.<br>

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