Bio

Composer / Artist

Guitarist / Music Director

NOMAD’s musical style much like his Cuban/ Italian heritage is a hybrid of genres - Pop, Rock, Latin, Soul, Classical, Funk and Jazz. Although the guitar being his primary instrument, NOMAD is fluent in over 2 dozen stringed and fretted instruments.

NOMAD's compositions are in circulation in over 300 TV shows, commercials, films, as well as chart topping albums. In his career he’s been fortunate enough to work with iconic composers such as, Danny Elfman (Men in Black 3), John Powell (Ferdinand, Happy Feet 1 & 2, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), and A.R. Rahman (People Like Us). 

As a coveted session musician, NOMAD’s most recent album credits include working with GRAMMY award winning producers and artists: Rodney Jerkins, David Foster, Walter A., Tommy Simms, Bernie Herms, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Justin Beiber, Colbie Caillat, Josh Groban, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Toby Mac, and Leslie Odom Jr.

While he remains an artist and composer first, NOMAD also operates as the music director and guitarist for Grammy-award winning producer and songwriter, Kenny Babyface Edmonds.

Culminating a lifetime of experience, NOMAD’s latest endeavor is THE CAREER MUSICIAN; a podcast highlighting interviews with other industry professionals, providing insight and practical wisdom for the next generation of aspiring career musicians. 

Partial Album / Film Credits

Click here for a complete list of NOMAD's Discography (Singles/Albums)

2018 

Live at Yoshi's: 10 Year Anniversary Special Jessy J Composer 

Party Crashers Philthy Dobro, Guitar 

Resistance Brandon Coleman Guitar 

Sex & Cigarettes Toni Braxton Guitar 

2017 

#Lovecovers Kirk Whalum Guitar 

It's Still Personal Tina Campbell Guitar 

Johnny Mathis Sings the Great New American Songbook Johnny Mathis Guitar 

2016 

California Christmas Jessy J Guitar 

Timeless After 7 Guitar 

75 at 75 Cliff Richard Guitar 

2015 

Lalah Hathaway Live Lalah Hathaway Composer 

My One and Only One Jessy J Arranger, Composer, Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm), Keyboards, Producer, Programming, Vocals 

Return of the Tender Lover Babyface Guitar 

2014 

Forever Yours Smokie Norful Guitar 

Gypsy Heart Colbie Caillat Guitar 

Leslie Odom, Jr. Leslie Odom Guitar 

Partners Barbra Streisand Guitar 

Retro Forward Eric Darius Composer, Guitar 

Sings the Great Diva Classics Aretha Franklin Guitar 

2013 

Love Fell on Me   Sheléa Guitar 

Loved Me Back to Life Céline Dion Guitar (Acoustic) 

Sexual Healing: Smooth Urban Jazz Style! Guitar (Nylon String) 

The Best Man Holiday Guitar 

The Christmas Album Human Nature Guitar 

2012 

Believe Justin Bieber Guitar 

Dubbed & Freq'd: A Remix Project TobyMac Composer 

Eye on It TobyMac Guitar 

Men in Black 3 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Danny Elfman Guitar (Electric) 

Romance Language Kirk Whalum Guitar (Acoustic) 

Smooth Jazz Hits: Ultimate Grooves Composer 

What Christmas Means Kem Guitar 

2011 

From Now On Dawkins & Dawkins Guitar 

Happy Feet Two [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] John Powell Guitar 

Hot Sauce Jessy J Bass, Composer, Guitar 

Pieces of Me Ledisi Composer, Engineer, Guitar 

Sacred Love Songs, Vol. 2 T.D. Jakes Guitar 

2010 

For Always: The Best of Cece Winans CeCe Winans Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) 

Hooked! Lucy Woodward Composer, Guitar 

Knight and Day [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] John Powell Guitar 

Love You Found Me Paul Brown Arranger, Bass, Composer, Guitar (Rhythm), Producer 

On a Mission Eric Darius Guitar 

Rock What You Got Composer 

Tonight TobyMac Guitar 

2009 

Audience of One Heather Headley Guitar (Acoustic) 

City on Our Knees TobyMac Composer 

Seasons Art Sherrod Jr. Guitar, Guitars 

The Law of Confession, Pt. I Donald Lawrence Guitar 

The Midnight Sessions Worldwide Groove Corporation Guitar 

The Real Thing Vanessa Williams Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Soloist, Guitars 

The Ultimate Collection Jump5 Composer 

X 2009: 17 Christian Rock Hits Composer 

2008 

A Dream to Believe In, Vol. 2 Nicole C. Mullen Guitar (Acoustic) 

Alive and Transported TobyMac Composer 

Awaken/Deeper Life Natalie Grant Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Nylon String), Guitar (Electric Baritone) 

Deeper Life/Stronger Natalie Grant Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Nylon String), Guitar (Electric Baritone) 

It's Christmas Mandisa Guitar 

Love out Loud Jaci Velasquez Guitar 

Metamorphosis Maysa Main Personnel, Guitar (Acoustic), Soloist, Composer 

My So Fine Andre Delano Guitar 

Natalie Grant Collector's Edition Natalie Grant Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Nylon String) 

Ordinary Dreamers Group 1 Crew Guitar 

Self Portrait Lalah Hathaway Guitar (Acoustic), Composer 

Souled Out The Love Fellowship Choir / Hezekiah Walker Guitar 

Stop-Loss [Music from the Motion Picture] John Powell Main Personnel, Guitar 

The Bridge Anthony Evans Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) 

Up Front Michael Manson Main Personnel, Guitar 

WOW Hits 2009 Composer 

2007 

Awesome Terrell Hunt Overdub Engineer 

Brand New Day Jonathan Butler Main Personnel, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic) 

Double Take KJ-52 Composer 

Fever: Chillodesiac Lounge, Vol. 1 Worldwide Groove Corporation Guitar 

My Inspiration Everette Harp Additional Personnel, Guitar (Nylon String) 

No Ordinary Girl Jordan Pruitt Guitar (Acoustic) 

Playlist Babyface Guitar (Acoustic) 

Portable Sounds TobyMac Guitar, Composer 

Yearbook KJ-52 Guitar 

2006 

A Gospel Greats Christmas [BMG Special Products] Composer 

Ana Laura Ana Laura Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) 

Flow Lynne Fiddmont Engineer, Guitar 

Fountain of Life Japhia Life Composer 

Happy Feet [Original Score] John Powell Flamenco Guitar 

Hip Hope Hits 2007 Composer 

Introducing Ayiesha Woods Ayiesha Woods Guitar 

Just Feelin' It Michael Manson Guitar 

Made to Love [2 Tracks] TobyMac Guitar (Nylon String) 

Men of Gospo, Vol. 2 Composer 

Overnight Sensational Sam Moore Guitar 

Phenomenal Michelle Bonilla Guitar 

Remixed KJ-52 Composer 

Songs of Hymn Engineer, Guitar 

The Best of the Submissions, Vol. 3: Instrumentals DJ Morphiziz Composer 

Woman to Woman: Songs of Life Vickie Winans Guitar 

Write My Song Marcus Cole Guitar (Acoustic) 

2005 

Awaken Natalie Grant Guitar 

Behind the Musik (A Boy Named Jonah) KJ-52 Composer 

Believe Natalie Grant Guitar 

Chica Chica Guitar, Composer 

Golden Slumbers: A Father's Love Guitar (Steel), Guitar (Nylon String) 

Government Name Bobby Bishop Guitar 

Hymns Out of Eden Engineer, Arranger, Main Personnel, Guitar, Primary Artist 

Mr. & Mrs. Smith [Original Motion Picture Score] John Powell Guitar 

Now Is the Time Anointed Guitar 

Now More Than Ever...Worship JoAnn Rosario Guitar (Acoustic), Composer 

Purified CeCe Winans Main Personnel, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Nylon String) 

Something's Goin' On Cliff Richard Guitar (Acoustic) 

Street Soul Pee Wee Callins Main Personnel, Guitar, Keyboards, Guitar (Bass), Bass 

Tales from the Badlands Liquid Producer, Guitar 

The Awakening Promise Keepers Guitar (Electric) 

The Platinum Collection Cliff Richard Guitar 

Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman Guitar 

WOW Christmas [2005] Guitar 

2004 

Beatmart Recordings: Best of the Submissions Guitar, Composer 

Born Again Greg Long Guitar 

Do You Know Michelle Williams Guitar (Acoustic) 

Dreaming in Color Jump5 Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Composer 

Even More Anthony Evans Main Personnel, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) 

Fortitude Fortitude Additional Personnel, Guitar 

Free LaShell Griffin Guitar (Electric) 

Hip Hope Hits 2005 Composer 

KJ-52 and TC Presents Soul Purpose Soul Purpose Main Personnel, Guitar, Composer 

Lone Starry Night John Arthur Martinez Guitar (Nylon String) 

Love, Peace & Happiness Out of Eden Guitar 

Mix It Up Jump5 Guitar 

One Church Kurt Carr Guitar 

Real Life RJ Helton Composer 

Revelation David Phelps Guitar 

Seldom Blues Alexander Zonjic Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Guitar 

Songs of December: The Familiar Classics Arranger, Guitar 

The Creed Avalon Guitar (Acoustic) 

This Little Burst Shon Jackson Arranger, Main Personnel, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) 

Welcome to Diverse City TobyMac Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) 

Women of Faith: Irrepressible Hope Women of Faith Guitar (Nylon String) 

Worship With Natalie Grant and Friends Natalie Grant Guitar 

X 2004: 17 Christian Rock Hits! Composer 

2003 

A Gospel Greats Christmas [Verity] Arranger, Composer 

Accelerate Jump5 Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) 

Based on a True Story Sandtown Guitar 

Broken Darwin Hobbs Guitar (Acoustic) 

Deeper Life Natalie Grant Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Nylon String), Guitar (Electric Baritone) 

Dove Hits 2003 Guitar 

Everman Everman Musician 

Festival Con Dios, Vol. 3 Composer 

Get This Party Started/Irene TobyMac Guitar 

Gotta Have Gospel Composer 

Into My Soul Kirk Whalum Guitar 

It's Pronounced "Five Two" KJ-52 Composer 

More Life NewSong Guitar (Acoustic) 

Regeneration Superchick Guitar (Acoustic) 

SoulO Nick Lachey Guitar 

Unspoken Jaci Velasquez Guitar (Acoustic), Spanish Guitar, Sitar 

Wings to Walk This Road John Stoddart Guitar (Electric) 

2002 

All the Joy in the World Jump5 Guitar (Acoustic) 

All the Time in the World Jump5 Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) 

Christmas Plus One Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String) 

Emotional K-Ci & JoJo Guitar 

God's Leading Ladies T.D. Jakes Guitar 

Janna Janna Long Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Classical) 

Left Behind 2: Urban Hip-Hop Composer 

See the Light True Vibe Guitar (Acoustic) 

The Best of Ben Tankard Ben Tankard Arranger, Composer 

This Is Who I Am Jody McBrayer Guitar (Acoustic) 

2001 

Christmas Jaci Velasquez Guitar 

Christmas Wish Stacie Orrico Guitar 

Christmas [Spanish] Jaci Velasquez Guitar 

How Can I Jessi James Campo Guitar 

Loyalty Desmond Pringle Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) 

Mega Reggae Composer 

Mi Corazón Jaci Velasquez Guitar 

One Family: A Christmas Album Kelly Price Guitar 

Song of Solomon Ben Tankard Guitar 

The Christmas Message Kirk Whalum Guitar (Steel), Guitar (Nylon String) 

With This Ring Guitar (Acoustic) 

2000 

Christmas Love Ben Tankard Arranger, Guitar, Vocals (Background), Composer, Featured Artist 

Launch Out Tyrone Dickerson Guitar 

Love Changes Marcia Butler Guitar, Drum Programming, Bass, Pre-Production, Composer 

Raise Da' Roof, Vol. 2: Live in New Orleans Guitar 

1999 

Beginning Bullet Proof Souls Guitar 

The Minstrel Ben Tankard Guitar 

The Real Meaning of Christmas, Vol. 3 Guitar 

Viaje Ferreira Guitar 

1997 

Based on a True Story Trick Daddy / Trick Daddy Dollars Guitar 

1996 

Tech Life Tre+6 Guitar 

Best of KJ-52 KJ-52 Composer 

Changes Ian Holmes II Primary Artist 

FORHYM Mark Bunney Guitar 

Ferdinand [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Guitar 

Hide & Seek Elsa Mina Guitar 

I Live for You Kevin Whalum Guitar, Composer 

I'm Fine Polly Segal Guitar 

In the Moment Daniel Chia Guitar 

KJ-52 KJ-52 Composer 

Luxury Soul 2013 Composer, Producer 

One Life to Live Kevin Whalum Guitar 

Out of the Woods Les Hooper Guitar, Soloist 

Pass The Mic: The Rise Of Christian Hip-Hop Composer 

People Like Us Featured Artist, Guitar 

Real Life Bart Brandjes Guitar 

Rock What You Got Composer 

Seasons Change Joel Composer 

Velvet Groove Eric Valentine / Velvet Groove Guitar 

Vintage Love Rehya Stevens Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric)