Luis Garzon

Luis Garzon is a guitarist that specializes in Romantic Guitar. 

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I started playing the guitar at the age of six. My father brought home a friend who played Classical and Flamenco guitar by the name of Jose Oribe, who today is considered the father of the American Classical guitar.  I heard him play Recuerdos Del Alhambra by Francisco Terrega and I was hooked. So began my journey into Classical and Flamenco guitar. I started with Flamenco because I could not read music. I learned Classical by ear and flamenco by watching and listening.  When I was fifteen I taught myself to read Bach.

At sixteen I went to take lessons from the legendary Howard Heitmeyer.  I decided to open my own shop specializing in Acoustic guitars Jazz guitars and Classical and Flamenco I called it the Unplugged.  We had Dan Creary the great Blue Grass guitarist and many well-known Flamenco guitarists, Joe Maizel a jazz guitarist on the Warr eight-string guitar and I took up playing the ten string classical guitar made by my friend Jose Oribe.

I have played regularly at the Brownstone café, IL Gihoto, and Steamers Jazz club in Fullerton, The Bowers Museum, Bistro 101& 201 in New Port, The Hotel Laguna, French Bistro in the Brea Mall and in the Mission Viejo Mall, Laguna, The Montage in South Laguna, and several Country clubs in Yorba Linda and Dove Canyon.  We played at the Nixon library, and venues in Pasadena, Temecula, Agoura, West LA, and Palm Springs. When my wife and I moved to the desert I began performing at La Quinta Baking Company, Mira Monte hotel, Bistro 60 at Trilogy and Del Web Indian Wells country club and many private parties.  Today I teach, record and play all over. My specialty is Romantic Guitar. I play Jazz standards and swing like Joe Pass, Bosa Nova and Sambas, Rumba Flamenco, Broadway songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Steven Sondheim, Gershwin, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, Beatles, and more. I play Argentine tangos, South American songs and French songs. I have been playing guitar 55 years.

 

  1. A Prelude to a Kiss 3:25
  2. I've Got a Crush on You 3:46
  3. Cuban Lullaby 3:52
  4. I Fall In Love Too Easily 2:12
  5. Embraceable You 3:14
  6. Unforgetable 3:22