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Alex Guillen

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Frank Ballard, Gipsy Kings, Santana, Paco de Lucia, Ottmar Liebert, Jessie Cook, A.C. Jobim, the Eagles, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, David Cheney, David de Alba, Yuris Zeltins, Bob Turner, Paco Sevilla, Joe Trotter, David Serva

Inception

San Diego , 1994

Influences

Paco de Lucia, Sabicas, Camaron de La Isla, Vicente Amigo, Strunz & Farah, Chucho Valdes, Chick Corea, Gipsy Kings, Santana, Tito Puente, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa, John Williams, David Russell, Agustin Barrios, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Pat Metheny, Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Chet Atkins, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, the Eagles, the Beatles, Rush, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd

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San Diego native Alex Guillen first learned to play the guitar from his father at age twelve. At age sixteen, he began taking lessons from Flamenco guitarist Diego Corriente, and within three years was performing at local live music venues and private parties.

After his album Nuevo Paraiso (P&G Music Productions) was released in 2003, he began touring with his world music band Calima. That same year, he decided to leave his nine-to-five job to concentrate on being a full-time musician.

Guillen has also taught guitar, bass, ukulele, piano/keyboards, and recording techniques at Guitar Center Studios and Rock and Roll San Diego.

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