Joseph Rangel has been playing guitar since 2001 and was originally trained by his father, Rey Rangel, in classical guitar. He soon began to study pop and rock music, learning classic rock songs as well as genres such as Motown. In 2005 he began to study jazz, doing summer workshops at the Lakeland Jazz Summer camp. He then studied at Tri-C Metro for jazz guitar performance with a minor in piano, studying under Cleveland greats such as Joe Hunter, Steve Enos, Ernie Krivda, and Dave Sterner. Joseph then transferred to Cleveland State University where he studied for to years under the tutelage of Cleveland guitarist Bob Fraser and graduated with honors Summa Cum Laude in 2016 with a Bachelors of Music; emphasis in jazz guitar performance. Joseph currently plays and sings professionally in several bands including his own trio around the greater Cleveland area.