Based out in San Diego, California, Horacio Jones is a driven and passionate classical guitarist. Currently Horacio performs within a wide variety of settings; from wedding celebrations and private parties to corporate events, fairs and more! His sound is timeless, classy and understated, showcasing a particular focus on Latin American classical guitar, but not only. From folk to flamenco, salsa and even contemporary pop hits and evergreens, anything goes! Horacio's playing is perfectly suitable for all types of event and his services as a performer include backline (amplification, microphones) in order to offer even more flexibility and options. He holds a Bachelors in Music from UNT.
I am very glad I hired Horacio to perform at our multicultural festival. He is professional, extremely skilled, polite, approachable, friendly, patient, and he plays classical guitar beautifully. Our master of ceremonies had to change up the format of our program in the middle of the event to make it flow better and it didn't bother Horacio at all. I had so many people at the event comment to me on how beautiful his music is and as an event coordinator, that made me feel great to hear. I strongly recommend you hire him for your event, you will not be sorry.
Horacio demonstrated the utmost professionalism and musical skill in both organizing and performing at our recent engagement party. Both the hosts of the event and the guests alike were extremely impressed with his obvious passion toward his craft and in his comprehensive musical repertoire. I strongly recommend Horacio's services to anyone in need of a fantastic Latin guitar player for a private event or otherwise.
Horacio is lovely and talented. He was the perfect classical guitarist for our event. We are grateful we made this choice, he really made our event special.
Horacio Jones' talent was on full display at our 40th Anniversary celebration. Many, many comments were made about his accomplished guitar playing coupled with his singing prowess. He was a true joy to hear and watch as he played the many songs in his repertoire. A true professional who has talent to spare. I would highly recommend him and will be sure to keep him in mind for our next fiesta.
Horacio played at my wedding and helped make it a magical experience. He was prompt and very professional. He's extremely talented and I'd highly recommend him for any event or special occasion.
Horacio is a very talented musician. He made my moms birthday party go from great to outstanding!
I highly recommend him.
To be honest, Horacio is one of the best guitar players I have ever heard. As a musician myself, and an avid music lover, it's absolutely amazing to hear what a true professional can do with a guitar.
The music was lyrical, beautiful and almost mesmerizing. Moreover, Horacio was professional, showed up on time (so many musicians are flakes!) and charged a reasonable rate.
I cannot recommend him more highly!
I was born in Acapulco, Mexico and moved to Texas when I was four years old. After discovering the music of Led Zepplin and Jimi Hendrix I bought my own guitar from a pawnshop through doing odd jobs like mowing lawns when I was 13. Then I began playing in rock bands for a while until I was fortunate enough to begin taking lessons from Stanley Yates at community college. He introduced me to classical guitar and the works of Leo Brouwer and Bach. These inspired me so much that I decided to attend the University of North Texas and continue my study of classical guitar.
When I come to a gig you can expect, a professional look and classy demeanor from me. Usually, I wear a suit or sportcoat, but I'm flexible and will dress appropriately for the event. I will bring my own amplification system and microphones. If you have any particular songs you want me to play, please let me know and I will learn them before the gig.
Additional Booking Notes
For sound reinforcement I have a Roland Cube Street EX battery powered amplifier which is perfect for locations without electrical access. I also have the Fender Passport PA for even more amplification if needed.
Past Booked Events
|March 10, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|September 04, 2016 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Baby Shower|
|March 11, 2016||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 26, 2015||Anniversary Party|
|September 25, 2015||Cultural Event|
|August 15, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 20, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 04, 2015||Grand Opening|
|July 19, 2014||Private Party|
|June 24, 2014||Corporate Event|
|June 14, 2014||Awards Night|
|May 10, 2014||Birthday Party|
|May 02, 2014||Bar/Lounge|
|March 29, 2014||Birthday Party|
Classical Music Repertoire
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Tarrega
Etude no 8 - Regondi
Cello Suite no 1 - Bach
Elogio de la Danza - Brouwer
Sonatine 1 - Giuliani
Estudio no 9 - Sor
Estudio no 5 - Sor
Estudio no 2 - Sor
La Huida de los Amantes por el Valle de los Ecos - Brouwer
Prelude from Cello Suite II - Bach
Libra Sonatine - Dyens
Gymnopedie 3 - Satie
Etude no 1 - Villa Lobos
Pavan - Milan
Preludios Epigramaticos - Brouwer
La Muerte del Angel - Piazzolla
El Colibri - Sagreras
Venezuelan Waltz - Lauro
Maxixe - Barrios
Etudes Simples - Brouwer
Yesterday - The Beatles
When I'm 64 - The Beatles
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkle
Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
Scarborough Fair - Traditional
Imagine - John Lennon
Gelsomina - N. Bota
My Way - Jacques Revaux
Because - The Beatles
Blackbird - The Beatles
Unchained Melody - Alex North
La Cucaracha - Traditional
Cielito Lindo - Traditional
Las Mananitas - Traditional
Influences & Inspiration
A chair without arms
Masters in Classical Guitar - He played at my wedding!
Horacio not only plays guitar, he writes music and sings. I had the honor of having him play at my wedding. His timeliness and music made the entire wedding much more memorable. I would recommend him to my closest family.