About Juan Carlos (jc)
Born in Bogotá, Colombia and raised in different areas of Maryland and Virginia from age 10 through age 19, JC has always had a passion for the arts and a passion for life.
At the age of 16, JC wrote his first song “Jenny”, a song he has sung passionately for over 3 decades, followed by “The Lady that I Never Knew” his tribute to the great Marilyn Monroe at the age 17.
It would be 29 years before he would awaken his passion to write his next 19 songs and 3 instrumentals celebrating the lives of loved ones, especially his best friend, patriarch, and inspiration; his father, Mr. Jaime Francisco Cortés. JC is also inspired by life experiences and epiphanies that have lifted his spirits and awakened his passion for music.
As an accomplished photographer, JC has used his artistic passion since September 2006 to capture moments to last a lifetime and used his digital art to restore long-forgotten heirlooms to the original splendor they once possessed. He has worked with high profile artists, dignitaries, families, and models alike in all areas of life in the creation of his work. He dedicates everything that is created in his studio to the memory of his mother Sara Nicole Cortés, (Cecilia Arias de Cortés), a beauty queen from Colombia, South America.
Throughout his life, JC has always been a man of honor, integrity, and valor. As a U.S. Veteran, he understands the sacrifices of our military and makes it a point to honor those who have fallen by singing his tribute “A Fallen Hero has Arrived” at every event he performs at. He is using his life experience to produce his latest work. These 19 songs and 3 instrumentals are in keeping with his personal life experiences and views of the world.
JC has performed in North Texas at local bars, restaurants, and special events. As a National performing artist, Juan Carlos has been on tour in Southern California and performed in San Diego in various large venues.
Come see JC’s live performance and learn his story and the beautiful music that accompanies his life.
Juan Carlos (JC) “Music is the gateway to your soul.”