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The Tony Isabel Story
I was a professional musician living in Nashville Tennessee. When it became clear to me that Nashville wasn't going to offer the opportunities I was seeking, I moved to Los Angeles California.
Came to LA and didn't know anybody. Did four gigs in 18 months. What saved me was cruise ships. My first ship I worked on for 18 months. Of which the last seven months I was the music director.
I always looked at working ships as being a stepping stone. Little did I realize back then there would be over a 20-year career working as Music Director. Although I am a jazz bassist at heart, I am also a vocalist, songwriter, producer/composer, audio technician as well as an experienced musical director. Yes I realize it’s a lot of hats to wear. They say “necessity is the mother of invention”. On ships, in my spare time I wrote, recorded and sometimes performed the music you hear on “Genre Hopping". Over the years I have developed varying musical taste. Which explains the wide diversity in the original compositions contained therein. Please enjoy my offering. Its like cruise ships. Something for everyone.