My husband and I am so happy to have found John Wayland Harr for our wedding ceremony music! We were married in a beautiful gothic style church and really wanted the music to match, elegant and unique to our personal tastes. John was wonderful to work with. He gave guidance in choosing our music by suggesting songs that fit the style I described. He also guided us in the timeline of music played during the ceremony which was really helpful. He was always very timely in our correspondence and arrived very early on the wedding day to set-up his equipment. Afterwards, everyone complimented the beautiful music :) John Harr is an excellent choice! Thanks John!
I have had the privilege of providing music for MANY, MANY wineries, wine bars, cocktail parties, weddings, dinners, restaurants, concerts, and other public and private events in my career. I have been especially busy performing since moving to the Pacific NW in August 2008. I have played for events all throughout this region from Seattle to Eastern Washington, the Oregon Coast to the Columbia Gorge, Southern and Central Oregon, the Mt. Rainer area, etc. I have played at many different venues in this region including: Benson Hotel, Tiffany Center, Portland Art Museum, Portland City Grill, Portland Hilton, RingSide Fish House, Andina restaurant, Black Butte Ranch, Timberline Lodge, Surfsands Resort, Stephanie Inn, Ecola State Park, Tu Tu Tun Lodge, Cave B Inn, Skamania Lodge, Crystal Mountain, many McMenamins locations, private residences, and many other locales. I have also served many corporate clients such as NIKE, Sunset Porsche, Whole Foods, New Seasons, University Of Portland, KRUG Champagne, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Otak Inc., Umpqua Bank, Macy's, The Language Conservancy, The Flawless Foundation, Silverlink, PCOGS, and others.
My playing style and repertoire is largely influenced by my classical guitar and jazz studies, however, as you can see from my song list I play MUCH more than that. I also play pop, Spanish, Brazilian, South American, Baroque, blues, original, and other styles as well. If you have specific songs/pieces you would like incorporated into your event or if you would like me to focus on a specific style of music please let me know. I am more than happy to learn them or to tailor the playlist to meet your wishes.
At my performances you can expect to hear nylon and steel string acoustic guitars. I primarily play solo instrumental guitar music, however, I also occasionally use a loop pedal and electric guitar which allows me to create the sound of a full band which can help keep the musical airwaves fresh and interesting. Just let me know what type of services (classical guitar, instrumental pop, jazz, etc.) you would like and I will gladly prepare the music according to your request. I also play regularly with my guitar duo which plays jazz primarily. Having a duo has a different energy level and a fuller sound in general. Please let me know if you are interested in having me play in this format.
I have had the privilege of working with MANY different clients over the years and I strive to create a pleasant working experience with each one. This includes brides/grooms, restaurant owners, private party hosts, corporate companies, shop owners, and others. I make a diligent effort to respond to all emails and phone calls in a timely manner, to be as clear with communication as possible, and seek to fulfill the wishes of whomever I am serving. I should also mention that I really enjoy what I do. It has been my dream to be a professional guitarist since I was 12 years old. I feel very fortunate to be able to do what I love for a living.
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