Jeff James

Acoustic Guitar from Blaine, MN - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$300 - $1200 per event
About
Jeff James has been entertaining a variety of audiences for years. This singer/songwriter guitarist draws from a SONGLIST OF OVER 450 MEMORIZED SONGS ranging from classic rock, country, blues, folk, and 60's & 70's tunes. In addition, as a seasoned artist signed to Nashville based Johnny Golde Records, Jeff James also has enough original material for a night of his own music.

Whether you need entertainment for a small group of people or a large corporate event, Jeff James provides an incredibly eclectic mix of music THAT WILL TOUCH MOST EVERYONE'S INDIVIDUAL TASTES.

Always ready and WILLING TO TAKE REQUESTS throughout the night and even travels with SONGLISTS to choose from.
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Hiring for your special Wedding Day?

Jeff says: "I offer what I believe to be the most unique musical wedding experiences from one company in the Midwest area.

4 Unique Music Experiences in 1 full day:

Ceremony - Full Acoustic Instrumental Ushering in and out, Wedding Party, Processional, 1 or 2 songs during the ceremony, Recessional. I offer a full list of ceremony songs and if requested well ahead of time can learn a new one as well. P.A. (sound system is included in the price)

Cocktail Hr - A variety of background acoustic guitar and vocal songs while your guests mingle prior to dinner (timing is up to you)

Dinner Hr - Here the music atmosphere changes to instrumental ensemble music with a 3-4 piece band sound with music acoustic/electric Jazz, Blues, Swing with guitar/piano/sax/percussion at a background level. Timing will include party introduction (if requested) speeches, and any other special piece requested. I am also available to give a dinner prayer/blessing if needed.

Reception Dance time/requested music. The Reception is completely catered to your tastes, some choose a traditional reception with a 1st Dance, Father/Daughter Dance - Mother/Son, Wedding Party Dance, Bouquet Toss/Garter, as well as a dollar dance. Others choose a more laid back wedding with some of these or none. On the music end, I create what you'd like for you evening.

With the Jeff James Live Looping Show you truly get a full band sound without the full band price. In addition to the Live Music, I will also offer places during the evening for music that perhaps I wouldn't normally play live (i.e. Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide, etc) You can even make your own non-explicit playlists if you'd like. The music I provide ranges from Classic Rock, Rock, Country, Blues, Acoustic Rock, 50's-2000's. You and your fiancé choose from a list of over 450 songs. You can choose as little as 5 songs to as many as you'd like. (this even includes for the cocktail hour.)"
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Jeff James has had numerous large scale event experiences having opened for Blackhawk, Ty Herndon, Asleep at the Wheel, Ronnie Milsap, David Lee Murphy, Roy Clark in addition has had the honor of performing with: Rascal Flatts, Colt Prather, Michael Peterson, Big & Rich, and Cledus T. Judd

Also available for hours of ACOUSTIC GUITAR BACKGROUND MUSIC for your lighter functions.

' I'm always honored to perform in worship service, as a Christian, I feel it's my duty to use the gift God has given me and to praise Him with it. I'm also very comfortable doing shows in churches.'

Having just completed producing and engineering his 6th CD and spending almost 7 years in Nashville, TN, Jeff James is no stranger to the studio and is READY FOR VOCAL DEMO WORK - Tracks can be over-nighted or e-mailed, completed and mixed (if needed). Jeff James works with the recording industry standard, PRO TOOLS, ang Logic for all Recording, Mixing and editing.

Noteworthy is Jeff James acoustic guitar/harmonica score for ESPN's 1999 DOCUMENTARY FILM 'THE PULL'. With years of experience of writing and arranging, Jeff James welcomes those seeking work done for their upcoming film/TV show/Web movie
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10+ GigMasters Bookings

Christmas Party

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Jeff was great to work with, on time, very professional, actually started playing early. He did a wonderful job. Many people commented that this was our best holiday party ever.

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Jeff has amazing talent! Multiple people commented on Jeff and stated that he was very talented and loved listening to him sing. We were very happy with Jeff. He is extremely talented and added that special touch to our very special day. We stongly recommend Jeff to anyone and eveyone.

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Jeff James was absolutely amazing!! He made our wedding ceremony all the more perfect!! Before the wedding, he came and sat with me for a while and went over everything that he was going to do during the ceremony. He did a great job reassuring me that everything would go perfectly. Jeff is an extremely talented guy! During the recieving line after the ceremony, everyone was asking me who he was, and where i had found him. I was very pleased with his performance, professional attitude, and great personality. I would recommend Jeff to anyone. He was wonderful! Erin Kodesh

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Jeff James did a fantastic job at our wedding ceremony! He exceeded all our expectations. Leading up to the event, he was easy to work with and very accommodating to our requests. In the final preparations, he brought his experience forward, assisting with things I hadn't thought of for the flow of the ceremony. When I first heard his voice at the ceremony, my heart just leapt - he really was that perfect finishing touch on such an important day. His music was soulful, rich and mesmerizing. I had guests of all ages coming up to me all day begging for his information so they could buy a CD or see him play somewhere. He did an exceptional job and I highly recommend him for your own event. We're only sorry we didn't ask him to play at the reception too. ~Melissa & John Hickman

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I used gigmasters to choose a singer for our wedding reception. I was nervous at first, but I would do it all over again. Primarily because of the talent we found. Jeff James was so easy to work with. After I reserved him on gigmaster, we contacted each other a couple of times before our reception and he was very courteous and easy to work with. The day of the event he was prompt, courteous and his singing was fantastic. We had 75 people at our event and they had so much fun listening to Jeff. He had a great song list of various types of music. We asked him to stay an hour later and he had no problem with doing so. His fee was very reasonable, especially for his talent. Thank you Jeff for making our wedding reception such a success!

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Restaurant Event

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He did a wonderful job... but was very loud for our dining experience. We asked him to turn it down but it never really happened. We did have one couple walk out because of that. I was impressed by the music and the talent. He did a great job overall

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Funeral

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He did an amazing performance for our event and highly recommend him to others!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Jeff was absolutely amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better performer. The guests all commented on how talented he was. He had people singing along and dancing the night away! Highly recommended him for anyone.

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Wedding Reception

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Jeff was amazing! He learned a song for us, which he performed brilliantly. He was on que for all of the ceremony songs, then moved over to do our reception. I got lots and lots of comments on how great he was, and the few that were wondering why the music wasn't constant, that there was a lull between songs, once explained that he loops, all were very impressed! Overall he did wonderful, very professional, yet had fun with what he did. He has a great personality and was extremely easy to work with. Highly recommend him for any and all events in my and my friends/family's future. Thank you so much for all the hard work, better than I could have imagined!!!!

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We LOVED Jeff James. We got SO many compliments after our wedding, i cannot keep count! He worked with us on everything that we needed him to. Came to the wedding, did his thing (with flying colors) He was absolutely amazing!!! I definitey recommend!!!

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2016
Aug
27
Wedding Ceremony
Chaska, MN
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2014
Dec
19
Funeral
Minneapolis, MN
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
2011
Oct
14
Birthday Party (Adult)
Prior Lake, MN
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2011
Sep
10
Wedding Reception
Lakeville, MN
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2010
Jun
19
Wedding Ceremony
Buffalo, MN
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2009
Aug
29
Wedding Ceremony
Stillwater, MN
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2009
May
23
Restaurant Event
Brooten, MN
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2008
Dec
10
Christmas Party
Minneapolis, MN
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2008
Nov
15
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2008
Nov
8
Wedding
Rochester, MN
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2008
Jul
26
Wedding
Minneapolis, MN
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2008
May
24
Wedding
Waterville, MN
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Every Woman in the World
Air Supply
59th Street Bridge Song
Simon & Garfunkel
Pirate Looks at 40
Jimmy Buffett
A Song For You
James Taylor
Aimee
Pure Prarie League
All For You
Sister Hazel
All These Years
Sawyer Brown
Already Gone
Eagles
Amanda
Waylon Jenning
Amarillo by Morning
George Strait
Amazed
Lonestar
America
Simon & Garfunkel
American Pie
Don Maclean
Angelina
Keb Mo
Anjie
Simon & Garfunkel
Annie's Song
John Denver
Another saturday night
Cat Stevens
Anymore
Travis Tritt
April Come She Will
Simon& Garfunkel
Are You Sure Waylon (Done it)
Waylon Jennings (Jeff James arr)
Baby's Good at Goodbye
George Strait
Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Jim Croce
Bad Moon Rising
CCR
Ballad of Pancho and Lefty
Willie Nelson
Bartender's Blues
James Taylor
Beaches of Cheyenne
Garth Brooks
Before you Accuse Me
Eric Clapton
Behind Closed Doors
Charlie Rich
Better Man
Clint Black
Big City
Merle Haggard
Blue Eyes Cryin
Willie Nelson
Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley
Bluesman
Alan Jackson/Hank Jr
Born to be Wild
Steppenwolf
Born to Boogie
Hank williams Jr
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Candle in the Wind
Elton John
Carolina in My Mind
James Taylor
Carrying Your Love With Me
George Strait
Cat's in the Cradle
Harry Chapin
Changes in Latitudes
Jimmy Buffett
Cheesburger in Paradise
Jimmy Buffett
Cherry Bomb
John Mellencamp
Choices
George Jones
City of New orleans
Steve Goodman
Close Enough to Perfect
Alabama
Come Monday
Jimmy Buffett
Copperline
James Taylor
Country Roads
John Denver
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Private Parties
Please note Jeff James will also travel to Minneapolis, Circle Pines, Arden Hills, Saint Paul, Anoka, Champlin, Hugo, Cedar, Forest Lake, Maple Grove, Wyoming, Dayton, Osseo, Willernie, Plymouth, Bethel, Marine On Saint Croix, Saint Francis, Stacy, Lake Elmo, Scandia, Chisago City, Hamel, Hopkins, Mendota, Rogers, Stillwater, Isanti, Mendota Heights, Minnetonka Beach.
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