Jazz and commercial guitarist Derick Cordoba has toured over 20 countries and has performed on over 20 CDs. Recordings of his compositions have sold over 50,000 copies. He teaches guitar and music history at Richland Community College and guitar at Blackburn College. Derick is completing his doctorate and teaching at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studies with Lawrence Gray and Gabriel Solis. He holds degrees from Florida International University (MM) and University of North Florida (BM).