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San Diego's Premier GuitarisT

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Acoustic Guitarist for Weddings and Special Events

The acoustic guitar is the perfect musical instrument to enhance the atmosphere at intimate family gatherings, engagement proposals, rehearsal dinners, beach and church weddings, cocktail hour, corporate functions, and fundraisers in Southern California. 

I am a local San Diego musician providing musical entertainment for special events, large and small. I specialize in performing an amazing variety of live music for weddings, cocktail hours, birthday parties, corporate events, anniversaries, intimate dinners, dance functions, life celebrations, and much more. Through flamenco, Latin jazz, Bossa Nova, and world music, I work with each client to create the perfect song list they desire for their special events.

 

Schedule me for your special event!

Alex Guillen
(619) 755-3246
 alex.guillen.music@gmail.com

Listen to El Tabaquero performed
by me, Alex Guillen


Performing for all occasions

 
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Weddings

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Birthdays

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Special Dinners

 
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Corporate Events

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Special Celebrations

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Holiday Parties

 

Testimonials

 

Allison G.

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Private Party

Alex played at the birthday party I held for my husband. He was perfect. I recommend him without reservation. He's an exemplary guitar player, but was also really professional and easy going. We only had about 25 people at the party, and I've never hired a professional musician to play in my home before. I'd do it again in a heartbeat, but honestly, would probably want Alex again because the music was just so lovely. It really made the evening very special. He's awesome!

Kristy B.

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Corporate Event

We recently used Alex at a corporate event and he was perfect!  Professional, easy to work with both prior to and during the event and of course an excellent musician.  I highly recommend him!  (And all of our planning was done across the country without any issues!

Sarah F. 

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Wedding

We hired Alex to play music at our wedding ceremony a few weeks ago and he was awesome! He was great to work with, punctual, and super easy going. We told him a few specific songs we wanted for the ceremony and it was perfect! Definitely would hire him again!

 
 

Read additional 5 star reviews on
Yelp, Gigmasters, and Wedding Wire.

 
 
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Who Is Alex Guillen?

About Me

I was born and raised in San Diego, California.  I first learned to play the guitar from my father when I was 12 years old and I've been hooked on that beautiful should ever since.  Growing up in a musical family, I grew up listening to all kids of music, from Bach to the Beatles, to Miles Davis and Michael Jackson.  At age 16 I began taking lessons from internationally acclaimed Flamenco guitarist Diego Corriente.  Three years later I began performing in San Diego area at local live music venues and private parties.     

After releasing my first CD Nuevo Paraiso in 2003, I began touring with World Music band Calima; that same year I decided to leave my nine-to-five job to concentrate on being a full-time musician.  finding success as a freelance musician I decided to focus mainly on weddings, private and corporate events.  

In 2012 I founded Alex Guillen Music and decided to go back to school to finish my degree in music.  I received an AA in Liberal Arts and Science, Music degree from San Diego Mesa College in 2014.  I am currently pursuing a BA in Music from San Diego State University. 

BA Music Composition for Film, TV and Games - Berklee College of Music - Present
AA, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Music - San Diego Mesa College - 2014 

My professional training:

  • Private Study - 12 years
  • Classical Masterclass - 2 years
  • Masterclass - 2 years
  • Jazz Clinic - 4 years
  • UCSD Jazz Camp - 2 years
  • Flamenco Workshop -  1 year
     
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make your event unforgettable

My job is to make your event, one that your guests will remember forever.  During our consultation, I work closely with you on creating the ambiance you envision for your event, whether its classical guitar, upbeat latin guitar, rhythmic Spanish guitar or custom contemporary selections for your wedding ceremony music.     

Below is a list of commonly requested wedding songs and music for private events. If you have a special song that you would like, please let me know and I will accommodate your needs and help you get started with a playlist.

Contact me today for a consultation and let's design your special event together.


Sample Song Selections

Links allow you to preview a video of myself playing that song.

Flamenco/Spanish Guitar

Bossa Nova Guitar

  • The Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Agua De Beber - Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • lue Bossa - Kenny Dorham
  • Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Black Orpheous - Luis Bonfa 
  • One Note Samba -  Antonio Carlos Jobim

Classical Guitar

Latin Jazz Guitar

Contemporary Guitar

 

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Alex Guillen
(619) 755-3246
 alex.guillen.music@gmail.com

 
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