J Roe is a composer and guitarist currently residing in the Jacksonville area. His passion is artistic expression and creation on any front, but his favored medium is music. He strives to create new and original works. In 2014 he studied classical guitar at the University of West Florida (UWF) under the tutelage of Joe Stallings with guidance from Ricardo Cobo and Thibaut Garcia. During this time he also performed with the UWF big band and jazz combo at the Pensacola Jazz Festival and other Pensacola Jazz Society events. After a fateful composition class, he realized he wanted to be a composer as well as guitarist and transferred to Jacksonville University.
J is currently studying under jazz guitarist Gary Starling and composer Jianjun He while pursuing a double major in jazz & commercial music and composition. He conveys complex ideas and emotions through music and is always looking for a new challenge.