José Guzmán, classical and jazz guitar

José Guzmán

José Guzmán

José Guzmán is currently pursuing his doctorate in jazz performance at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He completed his Master’s in Theory and Composition at the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and went to the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music for jazz guitar. In the summers of 2010 and 2011, he collaborated with the folkloric ballet ELMYRBA, on cultural trips to Egypt and Europe representing Puerto Rico. As a composer, he scored music for short films for film festivals and arranged music for Puerto Rican songwriter Ivelisse del Carmen’s album Amor y Tierra: Ir para regresar.