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Classical and Flamenco Guitarist for Weddings and Special Events in San Diego

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. 

Alex Guillen is a Spanish guitarist and composer providing musical entertainment for any size/kind of event in the San Diego area. Alex performs an amazing variety of live music for weddings, cocktail hours, birthday parties, corporate events, anniversaries, intimate dinners, dance functions, life celebrations, and much more. Whether you are looking for traditional or contemporary music, or classical and flamenco guitar with a modern flair, Alex works with each client to create the perfect playlist and ambiance they desire for their wedding, private, or corporate event.


Book Alex Guillen for your event!

Alex Guillen
(619) 755-3246

Listen to El Tabaquero performed
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Performing for all occasions






Special Dinners


Corporate Events


Special Celebrations


Holiday Parties




Allison G.


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.


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. 



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
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Who Is Alex Guillen?


Alex Guillen was born and raised in San Diego, California where he first learned guitar from his father at the age of 12. Growing up in a musical family, Alex  listened to all kinds of music from Bach to the Beatles, to Miles Davis, and Jimi Hendrix. At age 16 he began taking formal guitar lessons from internationally acclaimed Flamenco guitarist Diego Corriente. Soon after, he began performing at private and corporate events, weddings, and live music venues in the San Diego area.

In 2003, Alex co-wrote and produced his first CD with his world music band Calima. That same year, he quit his “day job” to concentrate on being a full-time musician. In 2012 he founded Alex Guillen Music and went back to school to finish his music degree. Alex received an AA in Liberal Arts and Science, Music degree from San Diego Mesa College in 2014. He is now pursuing a BA in Music Composition for Film, TV and Games at Berklee Online College of Music. Currently, Alex is finding success as a performing artist while continuing his education, teaching music, and further developing his composition portfolio.    

Some of Alex’s additional 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

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