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Alejandro Florez

A Native of Bogotá, Colombia, Alejandro came to the United States to study music at the University of North Texas. While pursuing his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Jazz Studies, he had the opportunity to play with faculty members Fred Hamilton and Stefan Karlsson and study composition with professors John Mallia and Cindy McTee. In addition, he was a Teaching Fellow in the UNT Jazz program. Over the course of his five years in Texas, he received private lessons from John Stowell and Ben Monder. After graduating in the summer of 2005 he moved to New York City, where he works as a guitarist, teacher and composer. He is also active in the jazz and urban music scene in Colombia, performing regularly at local venues and festivals in his country of origin. His current projects include “Tibagui,” which performs original music based on Colombian rhythms from the Andes; the Alejandro Florez Trio, on which he perfomrs original Colombian jazz; the free improvisation trios “Apama” and “Torus;” and the Gallo/Flórez Duo, a group that explores the traditional music of the Colombian Andes. He also perfoms regularly with Cumbiamba eNeYe, Pablo Mayor Folklore Urbano and others.

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Credentials/Background

I teach students of all ages and levels. Rates and hours per request (very reasonable!).

About me:
I have been a guitar and bass teacher for more than 8 years, and I've had the great opportunity of teaching students of all backgrounds, ages and levels of expertise.

I recognize that each person is different, has a particular taste, and, most importantly, has a way of learning that is unique and must be addressed individually. As a teacher I am very encouraging. I challenge my students' talents and skills and offer them the highest quality instruction catered to their musical preferences.

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Discography

Malandanza

Malandanza

Festina Lente Discos
2011

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Retrato

Retrato

Self Produced
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Algo Mas Melodico (Something More Melodic)

Algo Mas Melodico (Something More Melodic)

Alejandro Florez
Malandanza

El Retrato (The Portrait)

El Retrato (The Portrait)

Alejandro Florez
Retrato

Que Aullen Los Perros

Que Aullen Los Perros

Alejandro Florez
Alejandro Florez & Tibagui

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