Tito Abeleda of Visionary Quest Records
Tito, with degrees in music, dance, and law, was first a director and choreographer of a multitude of live shows across the U.S. and abroad for many years, In 1990 Tito then enjoyed a long 10-year chapter performing on Broadway, making his debut in a musical recreation of James Clavell's novel “Shogun: The Musical.” Without pause he joined the cast of “Miss Saigon” in 1991 having performed with Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. He left Miss Saigon when offered the role of King Simon of Legree in Jerome Robbins' “Uncle Tom's Cabin” ballet, in the 1996 Revival of The King and I with Lou Diamond Philips, Donna Murphy, Faith Prince, and Marie Osmond. After its closure in 1998, Tito returned to Miss Saigon, this time on its National Tour as its swing and dance captain until its closure in 2000.
Seeking new challenges, Tito embarked on a new career in law and started law school two weeks after Miss Saigon closed in August of 2000. Since 2007, Tito has been practicing law in many roles such as an attorney prosecutor, in house counsel, and more recently entertainment lawyer in Florida.
Tito's published works include a law review article "Digital Compensation: Recording Artists' Collective Fight for Just Compensation" 31. SW. U. L. REV. 701 (2002) that was published in 2002 by Southwestern University Law School's Entertainment Law Review Journal in Los Angeles, California. Feeling the need to reconnect with the arts and creativity, Tito wrote and designed the graphic art and photo E book "Creating Yourself to Be the Man that You Desire with Courage, Motivation, and Inspiration" published in 2016. It depicts his thoughts, poetry, and process of self-healing after leaving the adversarial driven nature of being a trial lawyer. He also wrote and designed the graphic arts and photo E book: "Thinking of You: For Your Man, Your Boo, or Simply Just You" also published in 2016 as a tribute to love. In March and April of 2017, in honor of his Father and Mother, Tito composed and produced original orchestral works to pave the way for his upcoming orchestral album “Tears from My Eyes: Song from Soul” released in March of 2017. These original musical works have been published with their full score and instrument parts on Sheet Music Plus: They can be found under the following titles: 1) “Tears from My Eyes: Remember Your Feelings” (For Orchestra); 2) “Tears from My Eyes: Reflection and Contemplation” (For Flute Choir); and 3) “Tears from My Eyes: Mourning in the Rain” (For Clarinet Choir). Lastly, this May 2019 iMuse Publishing just published his children and family book Pooch ‘n’ Kitties: When Gigi Met Mimi and Calvendo just published the calendar version of Pooch ‘n’ Kitties at the end of April 2019. Both publications feature his fusion of the written word, his art, and photography to convey a story highlighting the value of love, friendship, and the appreciation of the one life we have to live.
In January of 2017, Tito launched his independent record label Visionary Quest Records, creating and producing its own brand of music. Although initially classified within the dance genres, Tito's music catalog’s growth has expanded its reach into cinematic, modern classical, orchestral, and new age genres. Its expanding musical diversity is defined by one mantra. “There is a story in every song, but the music holding this story is not complete until it finds its significant other, the listener who will cherish its message.” He believes that this is true for all artists' creative works. Tito takes Visionary Quest Records into 2019, with over 1 million plays of his music on SoundCloud. On Spotify, he has gained over 136k listeners, 4151k streams, 6-12k monthly listeners, and 14K followers. He has begun reaching out in search of new artists to welcome into its fold and to share the stories contained in their music. This June Tito just finished his latest song creation and production Passions Pulse set for release on July 14, 2019
Whether Tito is creating through choreography, composing music, art, or writing, Tito finds that his inspiration to create comes from his passions and life circumstances, sometimes at a moment's notice or after a period of deep creative gestation.