Guillermo Yslas

Guillermo Yslas

Percussionist

Guillermo has been performing throughout California with a variety of groups and playing all styles of music…Smooth Jazz, R&B, Funk, Motown and more. His experience includes performances at local and high profile clubs, television production numbers, full showcase productions, pop and jazz concerts, and studio recordings for numerous artists.
A Mexican-American native to California, Guillermo comes from a very musical family. He is one of four brothers who are in the music business. Guillermo has many credits to his name, his passion for life and music has been demonstrated through his performances with the likes of David Pack (Ambrosia) Peter White (Smooth Jazz artist, Basia) Pete Escovedo, Ronnie Laws, Niles (Smooth Jazz artist), John Angotti (Worship Music recording artist) and Bobby Figueroa (Beach Boys drummer, vocalist) with Corazon Pacifico. Guillermo is presently on tour with, Mexican-American Recording and Performing Super Star, MARISELA, in the US, Mexico and South America. He has also performed at The Warner Brothers International Producers Gala performed with Gregg De Castro, Westwind Productions, and opened for Chaka Khan. House of Blues, Los Angeles performed with Chuck Rio & the Champs and opened for Tito Puente. Los Angeles Latin Festival and Santa Barbara Latin Festival performed with Latin American Recording artist: Alvaro Torres. Huntington Beach Summer Jazz Festival performed with Jazz Recording artist: Mike Gealer. Los Angeles Lakers 2003 Playoff Series (Game Four) Half-Time Show (on behalf of Westwind Productions), ABC Sports Lakers Pre-Game Show (Game Four), (on behalf of Westwind Productions), KTLA Channel Five Morning Show Annual Catalina Island Luau Promotion (on behalf of Westwind Productions), The Key Club, Hollywood Ca. opened for Cecilio and Kapono. Spaghettini Grill & Jazz Club in Seal Beach with sax player Bob Grieves and Nightbreeze. The Baked Potato, Pasadena, CA CD Release Party (performed with ENSCENAS) He was co-founder of the group and co-produced their debut CD, “With Hands with Soul,” under Greek Island Records. In 1997, DMX Music voted “With Hands with Soul,” most requested CD.
He also had the pleasure of working as Production Assistant, Artist Relations, and Performer on the Temecula Smooth Jazz Festival
Guillermo’s perspective of percussion in mainstream music reveals its necessity. “Percussion adds the spice and kick to music that all people crave.”

My Soultone Set: 

8" Custom Brilliant Splash
14" Custom Brilliant Crash
18" Custom Brilliant Crash/Ride