Alex Guillen

Acoustic Guitar from San Diego, CA - Will travel up to 150 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2011
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BOOKED 36 days ago

$200 - $300 per hour
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About
We perform an amazing variety of live music for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, cocktail hours, birthday parties, corporate events, anniversaries, intimate dinners, dance functions, life celebrations and much more. We are based in San Diego, Ca but have traveled all over the world to perform our music for crowds both big and small.

Alex Guillen is an acoustic guitarist/composer & arranger with almost 20 years of professional playing experience. Born and raised in San Diego, Alex's dad first showed him how to play his first bolero on the guitar when he was 12 years old. Ever since then, Alex has been hooked on the beautiful Spanish Sound! As a trained classical musician, Alex is comfortable playing many different styles of music ranging from Classical & Flamenco to Latin Jazz & World Music. When performing his original music compositions have been described as having "exciting guitar passages coupled with enchanting melodies that creates a sound that lingers in the listener's ear long after the performance is over."

SONG REQUESTS:

As prolific arranger, Alex is able to play any of your favorite songs of your choice for your event. Some song may not be the best match for a guitar arrangement, but Alex has learned hundreds of songs for past clients and has over 7+ hours of music repertoire so chances are he will be able to play your favorites!

GUITARS AND GEAR:

*Len Laviolette Custom Concert Classical Cutaway (perfect for upscale classical music; weddings, awards night, etc)
*German Vasquez Rubio Concert Flamenco Cutaway (perfect for upbeat Spanish themed event; parties, dances, dinner hour, cocktail hour)
*Godin Grand Concert Cutaway Guitar (perfect for ambient Jazz; cocktail hour, dinner hour, fundraisers, mixers)
*Ibanez AS93 Artcore Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar (Jazz cocktail hour, Big band Jazz, Blues, Rock & Roll)
* Fender Stratocaster (Rock, metal, Blues)

*Fishman Acoutic miniLoudbox amplifier (smaller venues) - up to 50 guests.
*Carvin Battery-Powered PA System (great for outdoors; beach/park weddings and parties) - up to about 200 guests
*Mackie Powered Speakers with 16 Channel Mixer PA System (perfect for larger venues) - 450+ guests

*Wireless guitar system (Allows me to stroll around with my guitar)

*Sure Professional Microphone (FREE for your use for officiants, speeches, etc)

As a solo performer, Alex can either perform totally acoustic, or for a more full-bodied sound, he can perform with backing tracks that her records live with a guitar Boss LoopStation pedal to give the illusion of having more than one person playing at once. He can also add other musicians to his lineup depending on your needs. Whether playing background music for a corporate event, or performing on stage in front of an attentive audience, Alex's performances are always memorable!

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100+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Anniversary Party

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Alex was amazingly professional and was the perfect music for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary dinner. He arrived on time, set up his area with out difficulty, and handled the toast giving portion of the dinner seamlessly. He played Italian music for our italian dinner, but also a range of other music including the La La Land music which my husband especially enjoyed! Thank you Alex for making it so special for everyone!

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Wedding Ceremony

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My husband and I hired Alex to play his beautiful Spanish guitar at our small, intimate wedding ceremony. Alex went above and beyond for us and we are so fortunate to have hired him. We asked Alex to play two special songs for us. He learned the songs for the ceremony and created a wonderful rendition of his own that we truly enjoyed and will remember forever! Alex is so very talented, a kind person, and will exceed your expectations if you hire him for your event. Thank you Alex!

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Private Party

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If you're on the fence about hiring Alex - do it. You won't be disappointed, he is a wonderfully talented guitarist and a total professional. My guests are texting me raving about him after an afternoon Easter party he played at our house.

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Wedding

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Alex was prompt and discreet, and except for his music you'd hardly even know he was there. He was able to accommodate our last minute requests with no trouble at all and did a fantastic job with almost no direction. Add to that his ability to easily accommodate and integrate with our separate wireless system made him the perfect choice for live guitar music. Also a big shoutout to the fact that he was able to handle two totally different locations smoothly and no complaints. Would (and will) highly recommend to anyone who wants live wedding and/or dinner party guitar music. Thanks again, Alex!!

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Wedding

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Alex, thank you for keeping our guests entertained, they absolutely loved your talent!!! You really helped make our special day so memorable! Thank you!! Rosie & Brian

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Holiday Party

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Amazing!

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Fundraiser

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Alex was professional and played beautifully. Our guests loved him and he was a pleasure to work with.

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Baby Shower

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I hired Alex Guillen for my daughter’s baby shower (first child and my first grandchild) and he was awesome. He is very talented and provided a welcoming feel to my guests and the overall environment. He is an excellent guitar player and I received many compliments from those who attended the event. He has a diverse selection of music and I definitely recommend his services!

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Cocktail Party

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Self admittedly I was nervous finding a musician for a business/cocktail party but after communicating with Alex and his quick response to my questions and accommodating small details I was soon put at ease. Not to mention he is a very talented performer! Thanks Again for the great experience!

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Celebration

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My sisters and I hired Alex to perform at our mother’s Celebration of Life. He is an amazing musician and the sounds of his beautiful guitar music made it a memorable event. Alex also thoughtfully provided a microphone for family speeches during the party. Several guests made favorable comments about him and requested his contact info. I have only positive comments to make about Alex and would eagerly book him again in the future. Thank you, Alex, for making our celebration so special.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Oct
18
Corporate Function
San Diego, CA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Aug
23
Celebration
La Jolla, CA
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Jun
20
Rehearsal Dinner
Temecula, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
May
18
Birthday Party (Adult)
Poway, CA
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
May
10
Rehearsal Dinner
Temecula, CA
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Apr
5
Retirement Party
San Diego, CA
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Mar
31
Celebration
Palm Springs, CA
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2019
Mar
29
Wedding
San Diego, CA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Mar
25
Funeral
Oceanside, CA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2019
Mar
23
Wedding
San Diego, CA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Mar
2
Wedding Cocktail Hour
San Diego, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Feb
23
Birthday Party (Adult)
Chula Vista, CA
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Feb
22
Event
San Diego, CA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
JAZZ STANDARDS
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All Blues
Miles Davis
All Of Me
Seymour Simons
All The Things You Are
Jerome Kern
Angel Eyes
Matt Dennis
Au Privave
Charlie Parker
Autumn Leaves
Joseph Kosma
Bessie's Blues
John Coltrane
Black Coffee
Paul Francis Webster
Black Orpheus
Luiz Bonfa
Blue Bossa
Kenny Durham
Blue Monk
Thelonious Monk
Blue Skies
Irving Berlin
Blue Train (Blue Trane)
John Coltrane
Blues For Alice
Charlie Parker
Bluesette
Jean Thielemans
Bye Bye Blackbird
Ray Henderson & Mort Dixon
But Beautiful
Jimmy Vanheusen
"C" Jam Blues
Duke Ellington
Ceora
Lee Morgan
Chega De Suadade (No More Blues)
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Chelsea Bridge
Billy Strayhorn
Cherokee (Indian Love Song)
Ray Noble
Cotton Tail
Duke Ellington
Darn That Dream
Jimmy Vanheusen
Days Of Wine And Roses
Henry Mancini
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington
Doxy
Sonny Rollins
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Wilbur Schwandt
Easy To Love
Cole Porter
Embraceable You
Goerge Gershwin
A Fine Romance
Jerome Kern
500 Miles High
Chick Corea
Flinstone's Theme
Bryson & Goldberg
Fly Me To The Moon
Bart Howard
Footprints
Wayne Shorter
Four On Six
Wes Montgomery
Freddie Freeloader
Miles Davis
Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles
The Girl From Ipanema
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Have You Met Miss Jones
Richard Rogers
How High The Moon
Morgan Lewis
How Insensitive (Insensatez)
Antonio Carlos Jobim
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Jimmy McHugh
I Could Wright A Book
Richard Rogers
I Hear A Rhapsody
Jim Hall
I Love You
Cole Porter
I'm Beginning To See The Light
Don George & Duke Ellington
Impressions
John Coltrane
In A Sentimental Mood
Duke Ellington
Invitation
Paul Francis Webster
Isn't It Romantic?
Richard Rodgers
Is You Is
Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby)
It Could Happen To You
Jimmy Van Huessen
It Don't Mean A Thing
Duke Ellington
It's Only Paper Moon
Harold Arlen
Jordu
Duke Jordan
Joy Spring
Clifford Brown
Killer Joe
Benny Golson
Love For Sale
Cole Porter
Lullaby Of Birdland
George Shearing
Maiden Voyage
Herbie Hancock
Meditation (Meditacao)
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Misty
Erroll Garner
Moment's Notice
John Coltrane
Morning
Claire Fischer
My Favorite Things
Richard Rodgers
My Foolish Hear
Victor Young
My Funny Valentine
Richard Rodgers
My Romance
Richard Rodgers
My Shining Hour
Harold Arlen
My Way
Jacques Revaux
Nica's Dream
Horace Silver
Night And Day
Cole Porter
A Night In Tunisia
John "Dizzy" Gillespie
Nuages
Django Reinhardt
Out Of Nowhere
Johnny Green
Recorda-Me
Joe Henderson
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
Scrapple From The Apple
Charlie Parker
Softly As In The Morning Sunrise
Hammerstein & Romberg
So Nice (Summer Samba)
Marcos Valle
Sugar
Stanley Turrentine
Summertime
Ella Fitzgerald
Sweet Georgia Brown
Bernie/Pinkard & Casey
Take Five
Paul Desmon
Take The "A" Train
Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington
Tenor Madness
Sonny Rollins
That's Amore (That's Love)
Harry Warren
There Is No Greater Love
Isham Jones
There Will Never Be Another You
Harry Warren
Unchain My Heart
Bobby Sharp
Waltz For Debby
Bill Evans
Well You Needn't (It's Over Now)
Thelonious Monk
When Sunny Gets Blue
Marvin Fischer
Whem You Wish Upon A Star
Leigh Harline
Yesterday
John Lennon & Paul McCartney
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Stevie Wonder
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Cole Porter
You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
Russ Morgan
BRAZILIAN JAZZ/BOSSA NOVA
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Agua De Beber (Water To Drink)
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Brazil
S.K. Russell
A Day In The Life Of A Fool (Manha De Carnaval)
Luiz Bonfa
Desafinado
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Gental Rain
Astrud Gilberto
Groovy Samba
Sergio Mendes
Jazz N' Samba (So Danco Samba)
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Mas Que Nada
Sergio Mendes
Meditation
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Once I Loved (Amor Em Paz) (Love In Peace)
A.C. Jobim
One Note Samba
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Samba De Orpheo (Samba De Orpheus)
Luiz Bonfa
Samba Pa' Ti
Carlos Santana
She's A Carioca
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Triste
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Wave
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Whatch What Happens
Michel Le Grand
LATIN JAZZ/SPANISH CLASSICS
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Afro Blue
Mongo Santamaria
Armando's Rumba
Chick Corea
Besame Mucho
Consuelo Valazquez
Bruca Manigua
Arsenio Rodriguez
Chan Chan
Buena Vista Social Club
Cielito Lindo
Carlos Fernandez
Compadre Pedro Juan
Luis Alberti
Contigo En La Distancia
Cesar Portillo de La Luz
El Bodeguero
Orquesta Arangon
El Cumbanchero
Rafael Hernandez
El Manisero
Moises Simons
Guadalajara
Pepe Guizar
Guantanamera
Celia Cruz
Juan Pachanga
Ruben Blades
Malaguena
Ernesto Lecuona
La Bamba
Ritchie Valens
Lagrimas Negras
Miguel Matamoros
Mambo #5
Perez Prado
Mambo #8
Perez Prado
Mambo Influenciado
Jesus "Chucho" Valdes
Mambo Inn
Mario Bauza
Oye Como Va
Tito Puente
Para Cochero
Miguel Angel Banguela
Picadillo
Tito Puente
Pefidia
Alberto Dominguez
Ran Kan Kan
Tito Puente
Rico Vacilon
Rosendo Ruiz
Solamente Una Vez
Agustin Laura
Spanish Eyes
Burt Kaempfert
Son De La Loma
Miguel Matamoros
Song For My Father
Horace Silver
St. Thomas
Sonny Rollins
Suavecito
Orquesta Sensacion
Sway (Quien Sera)
Pablo Beltran Ruiz
Tico Tico (Tico No Fuba)
Zequinha Abreu
Tres Lindas Cubanas
Orquesta Aragon
Quando Quando Quando (Tell Me When)
Tony Renis
Quizas Quizas Quizas (Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps)
O. Farres
Watermelon Man
Herbie Hancock
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Flamenco Guitar
Latin Guitar
Brazilian Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Top 40 Acoustic Guitar
Latin Acoustic Guitar
Brazilian Acoustic Guitar
Rock Acoustic Guitar
Flamenco Acoustic Guitar
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Alex Guillen will also travel to Poway, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido, Del Mar, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Cardiff By The Sea, La Jolla, Encinitas, El Cajon, Lakeside, Ramona, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Vista, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Oceanside, Valley Center, Alpine, Coronado, Bonsall, Lincoln Acres, National City, Bonita, San Luis Rey, Chula Vista, Pauma Valley, Jamul.
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