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.
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.
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.)"
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