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Marco Alejandro
Classical/Nuevo Flamenco guitarist
mail@marcoalejandro.com
www.marcoalejandro.com
(805) 308-3523

Bio:
Marco Alejandro has been performing and composing for guitar, and other instruments, for several years as he continues his musical journey. Marco Alejandro has had the privilege of meeting, collaborating, and performing with many great artists from many different artistic realms such as dancers, actors, painters, and writers. He has played with many musicians from around the world, and has toured internationally; performing at venues and music festivals throughout.
Marco Alejandro studied Music with an Ethnomusicology emphasis, and Spanish Literature with a focus on Latin American literature, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, along side the California coast. Marco Alejandro dedicated his life to music simply because he must follow a passion that burns within… and will continue his journey gracefully, humbly, and faithfully follow where ever it may lead.

Fact Info:
Artist Name: Marco Alejandro
Tagline: Music and sounds of the world expressed through the guitar.
Style and Genre of Music: “Ethno”-Flamenco, Nuevo Flamenco, Latin, Classical
Sounds like: Gypsy Kings, Jesse Cook, Benise
Hometown: Santa Barbara, California
Formed: 2004
Discography: Currently working on “Instrumental”
Band Members: Marco Alejandro (guitar), Rafael Cortés Villa (cajón, percussion), Joachim Ignacio de la Vega (Bass)
Instrumentation: Solo (guitar), Duo (2 guitars or guitar and percussion), Trio (2 guitars and percussion), Full Ensemble (3 guitars, bass, percussion, cello, violin, keyboards, accordion, drum kit, sitar)

Press and Exposure: Interviewed by John Palminteri of NBC 4 News Santa Barbara, airplay on 106.7 Joshua Tree radio, University of California, Santa Barbara radio, music featured in film and dance productions.

Performance History:
List of some of the Cities, Venues, and Events where Marco Alejandro has performed.

Cities:
Anaheim, CA
Bellingham, WA
Berkeley, CA
Carpinteria, CA
Colton, CA
Costa Mesa, CA
Denver, CO
Goleta, CA
Highland, CA
Isla Vista, CA
Joshua Tree, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Malibu, CA
Marysville, WA
Mission Bay, CA
Newport Beach, CA
Oceanside, CA
Ontario, CA
Palm Desert, CA
Palm Springs, CA
Pioneertown, CA
Portland, OR
Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mex.
Redlands, CA
Riverside, CA
San Bernardino, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Monica, CA
Seattle, WA
Snohomish, WA
Venice, CA
Ventura, CA
Woodburn, OR

Venues:
Anisq Oyo Park
Bridlewood Estate Winery
Campbell Hall
Carr Winery
Dargan’s Irish Pub
JK Ultralounge
Joshua Tree Saloon
Live Culture Lounge
Mercury Lounge
Montecito Country Club
Pacific Rim Ballroom
Pappy & Harriets
Red’s Wine Bar
Rincon Beach Club
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
SOhO Santa Barbara
The Coffee Depot
The FIX
The River’s Edge
The Second Wind
The Skylark
Time in a Bottle
Virgo and Pisces

Festivals:
4th of July
Bicycle Races
Chilla Vista
Co-Opula
Earthday
Fiesta Days
Harvest Celebration
Orange Blossom Festival
Reel Loud Film Festival
Santa Barbara Film Festival
Tequilafest

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