Guitarist from Bogotá, Colombia (1990). Started playing guitar at 13, learning by his own with some help from music teachers from his school. Heavily influenced by rock and blues, he studied like this all the way through high school. In 2009 enters District University Arts Faculty (ASAB), where he got to know jazz; his musical imaginary began to fit together. Later he would fall in love with the folkloric music from Colombia, completing the influences tree that makes for his sound and composing.
He studied with masters David Castelblanco, Óscar Portillo, Ronald González, Pablo Beltrán, Patricio Stiglich, Juan Carlos Castillo, and Rafael Vallejo. Big Band ASAB member from 2010 to 2012. Has participated as guitarist in a variety of projects including genres such as jazz, pop, rock, hip-hop, bolero, reggae, funk, folk, both as an active member and sessionist.
In 2014 he was selected to be part of the Socar Montreux Jazz Electric Guitar Competition – performed during the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, in Switzerland – obtaining the second place, surprising and leaving a very positive impression on the jury (presided by the renowned guitarist Lee Ritenour) and the european audience. Thanks to this result he has been invited to the Montreux Jazz Academy, to take place during October-November of this same year. His devoted work and study of the timbres from the Colombia’s music, like what Andrés calls the Marimbe’a Guitar (based on the “chonta marimba” from the pacific coast), has earned him praise from the public, musician masters and Colombian music performers, both traditional and modern.