I am a guitarist specializing in lively instrumental music on the acoustic guitar. Though my style is heavily influenced by the joyful music of Spain and Latin America, I play all styles including pop, jazz, and oldies! I also sing in English and Spanish!
Price Range: $250 and up
Gig Length: 10 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
When you hire me, you can expect us to effectively and efficiently communicate all the necessary details to make sure we are each getting exactly what we desire! Whether you hire me to serenade with some beautiful instrumental music at your party, or learn your favorite song for you to walk the aisle, or play a party with one of my ensembles (Guitar + vocals, percussion, or dancer) you can expect that we are rehearsed, punctual, professional and most importantly FUN!
I started playing guitar at the age of 13. A friend of mine was playing and got me into it by showing me some riffs from a couple rock songs on the radio. I started on an old Yamaha my dad bought at a yard sale with only two strings. Eventually we had it restrung and I started taking lessons. At age 17 I stumbled into the world of Latin guitar thanks to Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia, and John McLaughlin. I was later introduced to Johannes Linstead, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Buena Vista Social Club which all shaped my playing immensely. In my early twenties I played in a jazz trio with a few friends and I also accompanied a pop/rock female vocalist. Since then I have been composing and performing instrumental Latin/Spanish guitar solo or with various ensembles and duets even including a violinist, a marimba player, and a ballerina!
Additional Booking Notes
I typically require an outlet. Smaller and shorter performances such as a wedding ceremony or a cocktail hour, my battery powered speaker is sufficient. I have all my own equipment so all you need to be concerned about is having FUN at YOUR event!
Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velasquez
Manha de Carnaval- Luis Bonfa
Sway/Quien Sera - Pablo Ruiz
Cielito Lindo - Quirino Mendoza y Cortez
The Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Quizas Quizas Quizas - Osvaldo Farres
Metelitza - Traditional Russian Melody
So Danco Samba - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Here Comes the Sun - George Harrison
Love Yourself - Justin Beiber
Summertime - George Gershwin
So many more.... just ask, if I don't know it, I can probably learn it!
Influences & Inspiration
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Paco De Lucia
Al Di Meola
I have my own PA system, microphones etc. I always bring extension cords and everything else I could possibly need.
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