Guillermo (Memo) is a percussionist and composer from San Luis Potosí, Mexico. He has performed with bands that play different music styles and genres, such as classical music, rock, pop, flamenco, Mexican music, salsa and Latin jazz, among others. He has also performed with international musicians, such as Lusito Quintero, Charlie Sepúlveda, Brian Lynch, Oscar Stagnaro, Roby Lakatos, Mapumba, David Sánchez, Osmany Paredes, Gabriel Hernández and salsa singers Víctor Manuelle, Pepito Gómez, Paquito Guzmán, and el Gran Meñique on different and important stages and festivals in Mexico, United States, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Canada, France, Italy and Austria..
He recorded his own production called ¿CUÁL ES LA PRISA?, which contains his own songs and arrangements and includes his main musical influences: Latin American music, jazz and flamenco, resulting in a contemporary Latin jazz. To introduce this production, he performed at the 6 th 2013 JAZZUV International Festival and at the 2nd 2014 Zacatecas college jazz festival.
Memo has also participated in different record productions among which we can mention Pancho Irizarry LIVE with fusion flamenco guitarist Pancho Irizarry, Zacandeleate with a plena band called Zacandela, Art of the Duo with pianist Carli Muñoz, Huazzteco, XIlitla y Yankuilistli; the last three with the Mexican jazz band HUAZZTECO.
He started taking private lessons in Latin percussion in his home town and then moved to the city of Xalapa, where he studied classical percussion at the music faculty of Universidad Veracruzana. He then continued his studies at the music Conservatory of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean music and jazz program where he graduated summa cum laude and had professors such as Paoli Mejías, Andrew Lázaro, Fidel Morales, Javier Rodríguez Curet and Luis Marín, among others.
As a professor himself, he has taught at Centro de Estudios JAZZUV de la Universidad Veracruzana, in Xalapa, Veracruz and at the Centro de las Artes de San Luis Potosí, for the jazz program. He has also taught workshops at the second edition of Festival Internacional de Jazz de Chihuahua 2012 and the 2014 college jazz festival in the state of Zacatecas.
He is currently based in New York City and works with many musical projects.
Guillermo Barrón is an endorser for Istanbul Mehmet cymbals.
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