Guillermo Serpas is a Nuevo Flamenco guitarist based in Houston, Texas, whose unique style combines a fusion of Spanish Guitar, Latin Jazz, and World Music.

Born in San Salvador, Guillermo studied classical guitar under the tutelage of Maestro Candido Morales, a close friend and disciple of Paraguayan guitar legend, Agustin Barrios. In 1983, the Serpas family relocated to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a move that introduced the young musician to a variety of classical, jazz, rock and Top 40 sounds. As a teenager, Guillermo played jazz, rock and blues in local bands. He also joined his high-school concert band as a clarinet player, and played electric guitar in the school’s jazz band.

In 1992, Guillermo attended the University of Calgary, and graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music. Soon after, he formed a guitar duo with his older brother Roberto. The duo toured across Western Canada, producing a successful CD titled “Serpas Brothers” in 1999. After the duo dissolved, Guillermo continued playing and debuted his first solo album in August, 2001, self titled: “Guillermo.” Calgary’s Music Disk raved: “It’s probably the best Latin solo album I’ve heard all year.”

New musical opportunities took Guillermo to Orlando, Florida, where he collaborated and performed with Latino musicians from Puerto Rico, Peru, Mexico and Spain. After releasing “Mi Sol y Mi Luna” in August of 2006, Guillermo relocated to Houston, where he currently performs in many venues around Texas. His new CD “Guitarra Bohemia” released in June 2010, is a collection of 10 original compositions, recorded and produced by him as well. This recording also features some of Houston’s finest musicians on bass and percussion.

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