"Peace, Love, Joy"

- Under the stage and artist name "Arrizza" - Yannaki is a Latin/New Age/World guitarist and multi-instrumental musician based in the Long Island, NY area ~ primarily performing within the Nouveau Flamenco genre, fusing together the spicy sounds of the Caribbean and Latin-America along with the traditions of Southern Spain - incorporating flamenco and Mediterranean rhythms mellowed out by a cool New Age flair ~

Composing from the tender realms of the inner heart and spirit - every note speaks a simple message of peace, love, and joy ~

CHECK OUT MY EPK - on ArtistEcard -

I am also on Reverbnation



for bookings, inquiries or just to drop a line:
email: arrizzalive
phone: 631-618-7281

Latest News:

"Tropic Sunset" - the latest single, available now for purchase on , iTunes, and other music stores!

"Electronic Dreams" - Arrizza's 2nd album - AVAILABLE NOW - for purchase on , iTunes, Amazon, and other online music stores!

Also available for full-streaming audio on Spotify, iTunes Radio,, and other streaming services...


Check out the latest happenings, news, upcoming shows, music and much more on my official website - the One place to go for ALL THINGS "ARRIZZA" - "Guitarra Arrizza"!!

Screen name:
Member since:
Jun 14 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:


While influences are many, there are those who have inspired and touched me in so many ways, not only in terms of music and playing, but in every day living.

Guitar Influences: (who've inspired me)

- Johannes Linstead - main guitar influence
- Govi
- Jesse Cook
- Pavlo
- Guitarra Azul
- Tomas Michaud
- Gipsy Kings
- Armik
- Didula
- Benise
- Greg Reiter
- David Gallegos
- Dan Sistos
- Luis Villegas
- Saro Tribastone (latin & mediterranean guitarra)
- Marc Antoine (for his smooth vibe)
- Al Marconi
- Mark Barnwell
- Jim Stubblefield
- Incendio

New Age/Instrumental Influences

- Yanni
- Jean-Michel Jarre
- Mehdi
- Karunesh
- Deuter
- Secret Garden
- Loreena McKennitt
- Chris Spheeris (guitar & bouzouki - beautiful music)
- David Helpling
- Sajjad
- Omar Akram


- Jean-Michel Jarre
- Tangerine Dream
- Armin Van Buuren
- Robert Miles
- DJ Dado
- Above & Beyond
- Glenn Main
- Kebu
- Amethystium
- Dynatron

World Music:
Julio Iglesias, George Dalaras, Amr Diab, Cyrene Abdul-El-Nour, Agricantus, Elena Ledda...(Latin, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences)

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Steel guitar:
Electronic Music:


All production, recording and mixing is primarily done at my small private home project studio, "Zen Sounds" - an intimate place specializing in a peaceful environment designed for ease of creativity and workflow.

The equipment list includes but not all:


- 2018 Andy Culpepper (#92) custom flamenco blanca cutaway (My ultimate guitar for recording/in-studio work)

- 2013 model "Luthier Series" Cordoba GK Pro flamenco blanca cutaway (my secondary main guitar for all current studio recordings and live performances)

- Yamaha CG171SF flamenco blanca (my backup guitar for live performance)

- Montana CF-80 classical-flamenco hybrid Spanish guitar (my "old faithful" - formally used for recording and live retired - dinged up yet still plays well!)


- ESP-LTD EC-408 Electric guitar
- Turkish "baglama" long-neck saz (un-named)
- Vamvakis Greek bouzouki (tetrachord)

DI unit: Grace Design BiX DI pedal
Fishman Pro EQ Platinum DI pedal -


Electric: Uber-Metal distortion, GTR 3) -

-TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb
- BBE Sonic Maximizer Stomp pedal
- Line 6 wireless
- TC electronic NOVA reverb unit

Hardware (studio):

- UA Universal Audio Apollo Twin X Thunderbolt audio interface

- Presonus Firestudio Project firewire audio interface

- Behringer Xenyx 802 mixer w/ Premium 8-Input 2-Bus Mic Preamps and British-style EQs (backup)

- 2018 model Mac Mini w/ Quad-Core Intel i3 3.6 GHz processor, 64 GB Ram, 2TB HD running Big Sur oS

- HP packard minitower w/ Quad-Core 3.20 GHz processor, 16 GB Ram, 1TB. HD(plus 320GB backup HD), running Win 10 Pro


I primarily use Steinberg Cubase as my main audio DAW sequencer for all my recordings.

- Cubase 11 Pro DAW (for recording, mixing/mastering)
- Cubase 7.5 Artist DAW
- Cubase AI 8 DAW (mobile recording)
- Studio One 2 "Producer Edition"
- Sony Sound Forge (Mastering)
- Audacity
- Sony Sound Forge 10
- Fl Studios (for some serious beatmaking)
- tons of FX plugins & VST instruments
- Spectrasonics Trillian & Stylus RMX
- Nexus 4 virtual synth workstation
- Hybrid 3 soft synthesizer
- P5 soft synthesizer

- 3 dynamic cardioid dynamic mics from different brands (RadioShack, Audio Technica, Shure)

- AT2020 cardioid condenser (2)
- Shure SM-57 dynamic

Other Equipment:

- Roland AIRA System-8 synthesizer (with Plug-Out technology - Jupiter-8 & Juno-106 synth engines)
- sE Electronics RF-X Reflexion vocal filter

- M-Audio Bx5a near-field monitors
- Audio Technica studio headphones

For live performances, (solo or a small ensemble) I use pro audio equipment by Behringer, Yamaha, Bose and Fishman.

PA system:
- (1) Behringer Eurolive B112D 1000W
- (1) Behringer D1200-PRO subwoofer 500W
- Bose L1 Compact line array

Mixer: Yamaha MG10XU 10 channel mixer (w/ SFX digital effects) - onboard USB connectivity

DI: Fishman Pro EQ Platinum DI pedal, Grace Design Bix preamp

Computer: ASUS laptop running Win 10
-1TB external HD

cables include: Pro Co Excellines, Planet Waves, and Mogami

- H20 water light by Amercan DJ
- Genesis LED light bar
- Suny lasers (2)