Derek Duleba is a highly acclaimed Guitarist and Educator, recognized for his exceptional talent and captivating performances. He has made a significant impact on the New York jazz scene and continues to inspire audiences worldwide.
Derek’s unwavering commitment to excellence has earned him a highly coveted spot in Juilliard’s Artist Diploma program, which he will be attending in Fall 2023 in New York City. This exclusive 2-year performance-based program is designed for highly gifted and experienced performers at the post-graduate level who seek to further hone their artistry and professionalism. Derek’s enrollment in this program is a testament to his exceptional skills and knowledge, and upon graduation in 2025, he will emerge as an even more accomplished musician, poised to take his career to new heights.
Derek has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Chicago Symphony Center, Dizzy’s Club (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Jay Pritzker Pavilion, The Green Mill, and The Jazz Showcase, among others. He has shared the stage with numerous jazz luminaries, including Jeremy Kahn, Dan Trudell, Chris Foreman, Art Davis, Russ Phillips, Eric Schneider, and Andy Schumm.
Derek’s credentials include a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University, where he received mentorship from virtuoso guitarists Fareed Haque and Bobby Broom.
While on faculty at West Amadeus Music Studio, Derek enjoys working with private students of all ages and levels to help them reach their goals. He teaches a wide range of styles, ranging from jazz, blues, rock, metal, folk and more. Derek Duleba’s exceptional talent and dedication have led to him becoming a sought-after performer and educator, firmly establishing him as a rising star in the world of jazz who is set to make a significant impact in the years to come.