Miami Wind Symphony, Sarasota Concert Band, Freelance
Instrument: 1270 Euphonium
XO Artist Since: 2018
Music Genre(s): Rock, Jazz, Classical, Jam Band, Marching, Studio/Session
Favorite Band: Incubus – Everytime I revist their music it is fresh to my ears and they have subconciously influenced my composing over the years.
Who are your strongest influences?: Demondrae Thurmann, Dave Werden, Leonard Bernstein
Alejandro Guardia, Jr. has been a performer, composer, and educator for the better part of 2 decades. His upbringing in the culturally diverse music scene of South Florida has allowed many experiences past the standard Classical Musician. Mr. Guardia is fluent in Jazz, Rock, and Latin music. This influence is evident in many of his compositions for Tuba Quartet like Overtown Throwdown, Mofongo Relleno, and Excursions (Potenza Music). Aside from being a freelance Trombonist, Alejandro is the Principal Euphonium of South Florida’s professional wind band, the Miami Wind Symphony. A position that he has held since 2011. When he is not performing or composing, Alejandro is a music teacher. He is often found in a band room teaching sectionals or clinics all around South Florida. He currently resides in Bradenton, Florida with Girlfriend Audrey and pet hamster Petey.