Julian C

Classical Guitar from Seattle, WA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
Intimate Spanish, flamenco, and baroque classical guitar; the sweet sounds and rhythms of Brazil including Bossa Nova and Samba; jazz standards and hot gypsy swing,Tango, European / French, and Flamenco jazz.
Clients include Google, The Seattle Opera, Boeing, Nordstrom's and Microsoft.
Recently awarded Wedding Wire 5 Star 'Brides Choice' Award 2015, Wedding Wire 5 Star Couples Choice' Award 2014, 'Best of Western Washington'2014, 2013.

"Working with Julian was absolutely fantastic! We set up a meeting with him about 2 months prior to our event, and he played live music selections for us to choose from. The day of the event, everything was wonderful - his style was the perfect complement to our upbeat event. He was a joy to work with - his enthusiasm for his music is contagious and he had the best recommendations for our wedding. He was great with communication and follow up. Couldn't recommend him more highly!" -Brianne C, Seattle, WA 4/5/14 Gigmasters Review

"Julian is gifted, talented, professional, charming, and accommodating. His beautiful Latin guitar was exactly what I wanted." - From gigmasters reviews


IN ADDITION TO SOLO GUITAR, JULIAN PERFORMS WITH SMALL GROUPS

'DOS GUITARRAS' - DUO / TRIO (two guitars, latin percussion) 'HOT CLUB SEATTLE' -GYPSY JAZZ (bass, 2nd guitar or accordion).

From studies in classical guitar with Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Guillermo Fierens (a student of Segovia) and over 28 years performing experience, Julian's performances include most of the Northwest's finest hotels, clubs, and theaters (performing four years at Serafina and the Hyatt Regency and the Sorrento).

Julian is adjunct music faculty at Seattle Pacific University, has performed on many CD recordings, and at regional festivals including Bumbershoot.

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Julian has performed in Mallorca, Spain, and Scotland, Tahiti, Mexico and Canada, and appeared as a guest artist on television. He has accompanied Rosemary Clooney and Cab Calloway.

Accompanied such notables as Rosemary Clooney, Phil Woods, Ed Ames, Little Anthony, Kenny Garrett, Robert Merrill, Patrice Muncell of the New York Metropolitan Opera ,The Mills Brothers and Cab Calloway.

Recorded his debut CD Sonoroso - latin jazz (2004)
Julian C Trio on Northwest Passage CD and as guest artist on Skye Cantrell's CD Blame it On My Youth (2003), jazz vocalist Lincoln Briney's CD, Five (1996), recorded with saxophone great Freddy Greenwell (1998), and on vocalist Janis Mann's CD A Little Moonlight(1997), and as accompanist on Ladino Romanzas.

Praise for Julian C:

Tiffany & Co. has been hiring Julian Catford for events at our downtown Seattle location for almost 10 years now. We continue to turn to him year after year, because we know we can always rely on him to set the right mood for each event from the moment we open our doors!

Jenny Haight | Client Development Coordinator | Tiffany & Co.

Hiring Julian to play guitar for our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception was one of the best decisions that we made in planning our wedding. He was exceptionally professional, and his music set the mood for our wedding. Several guests and my parents commented that he was a highlight of the evening. We met with Julian before the wedding, and he played several options ranging from traditional to contemporary for the ceremony and the reception. We chose traditional music for the wedding processional, and I asked him to play what he enjoyed and was best at for the reception. It turned out wonderfully! I highly recommend Julian C.

Sarah Spilseth, Wedding July 3rd 2010

Julian was stellar. His talent so evident and his demeanor so easy. It was the perfect fit for our event (son's wedding). I had no doubt that our choice was the right one. Our family and guests were so impressed. The mood was relaxed and fun and the music just elevated the whole ambience to an even higher level. We thank Julian for his professionalism and his gift of music. He is forever part of the memories made on this special day.

Julie Wallace, Wedding, Seattle, WA


We were very pleased with your music for our event. You showed up on time, had a great set up with sound equipment and the music was very well liked. I will continue to use you at events for our hospital and recommend you for anyone interested.

Mark Eggleston | Director Hospitality Services

Overlake Hospital Medical Center Bellevue WA


Composed & Performed Music for CD's: French, Italian German and Spanish in 10 minutes a day. AUDIO CD's available on Amazon, Borders etc...

Studied and performed with Brazilian musicians; Arnaldinho do Cavaco, Guinga, Marcos Silva, Hamilton de Holanda, Carlos Oliveira. Studied classical guitar with Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Guillermo Fierens (a student of Segovia).

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Wedding Ceremony

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Julian was an amazing guitarist. He was very accommodating and understood the venue and came prepared for any possible last minute location changes. My guests were extremely impressed with his skill and the diverse music he was able to play.

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Julian C’s Response:

Thank you Jessica! It was great to play for you and your guests at the Sorrento Hotel - it all went really well and was lovely. Thank you!! Julian C

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Working with Julian was absolutely fantastic! We set up a meeting with him about 2 months prior to our event, and he played live music selections for us to choose from. The day of the event, everything was wonderful - his style was the perfect complement to our upbeat event. He was a joy to work with - his enthusiasm for his music is contagious and he had the best recommendations for our wedding. He was great with communication and follow up. Couldn't recommend him more highly!

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Grand Opening

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Julian is an excellent musician! He's professional, accomodating and he's a talented accoustical guitarist. I would definitely book him again for another event and would recommend him to anyone looking for a musician for their event. He's really wonderful and a delight to work with . . .

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Wedding Ceremony

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Julian was an inspried choice for our wedding. We got so many compliments on what a wonderful addition his playing was for our service. He worked with us to customize our song list and to make sure our vision happened. He was so professional my officiants were beside themselves - THEY LOVED HIM. He was fantastic, made our day that much more special and his professionalism and talent lay at the heart of his ability to make it all happen.

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Retirement Party

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What a pleasure it was to have Julian entertain at my husband's retirement party. His superb acoustical guitar music was the perfect complement for our mid-size crowd in our backyard venue. All our guests raved about Julian's performance. Julian was very considerate, prompt, & professional. He also gifted my husband a copy of his new CD, which is just amazing. We look forward to another opportunity to have Julian back again in the future.

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Fundraiser

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Julien was fantastic! He was very accommodating, played beautiful music which really added to the atmosphere of our event, and even showed interest in our mission. I would absolutely hire him again.

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Fundraiser

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Julian was a pleasure to work with. His calm and professional demeanor was a plus to an important event. He has a great sense of what music to play when and at what volume. guests at our event loved his music and I received great feedback that his music made the event feel elegant.

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Private Party

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Julian performed at a party that I had given as an auction item to raise funds for Treehouse. It was a gift to have live music, and more than a gift to hear music of this beauty from a performer of Julian's accomplishment and talent. Thank you so much!!

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Retirement Party

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Julian's music was perfect for our wine & cheese event at Chateau Ste. Michelle. He was very professional and his music created the perfect ambiance for our party.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Julian was a complete professional in every way. He was easy to work with and was super knowledgeable and friendly in our discussion of wedding music for our event. He was on time and played exquisitely. He added a very special touch to our unforgettable day!

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2019
Sep
8
Wedding
Snoqualmie, WA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Jun
30
Wedding Ceremony
Snoqualmie, WA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
Dec
8
Holiday Party
Bellevue, WA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Oct
28
Private Party
Seattle, WA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Sep
13
Wine Tasting Party
Seattle, WA
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Aug
18
Wedding Ceremony
Seattle, WA
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Aug
4
Wedding Ceremony
Baring, WA
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
2018
Jul
14
Wedding
Seattle, WA
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Jul
7
Wedding
Seattle, WA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Jun
16
Wedding Ceremony
Tacoma, WA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2018
May
10
Wine Tasting Party
Seattle, WA
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Dec
13
Christmas Party
Auburn, WA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
PARTIAL LIST of SONGS
Corcovado - bossa nova
A C Jobim
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Brigas Nuncas Mais
A C Jobim
El Choclo - tango
trad.
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Besame Mucho
Consuelo Velasquez
Sons de Carilhoes
Pernambuco
Romanza (Spanish folk song)
anonymous
Jesu Joy of mans desiring
Bach
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Tarrega
Asturias (Leyenda)
Albeniz
Sabor A Mi
Alvaro Carrillo
Prelude in d minor
Bach
One Note Samba
A C Jobim
Meditation
A C Jobim
Preludes
Villa Lobos
Norwegian Wood
Beatles
Alegrias
flamenco/trad
Manha de Carnival (Bossa Nova)
L Bonfa
Ave Maria
Schubert
Variations on the Magic Flute(Mozart)
Fernando Sor
Minuet - Allegro - Andantino
Fernando Sor
Lagrima
Francisco Tarrega
Cello Suite No. 1
Bach
Study in Aminor & Amajor
Carcassi
Etudes -
Villa Lobos
Girl From Ipanima
C. Jobim
The Shadow of Your Smile
Mercer
Capricho Arabe
F. Sor
Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles
The Days of Wine and Roses
H. Mancini
All the Things We Are
Hammerstein/Kern
Willow Weep for Me
Ann Ronell
Malaguena
Flamenco
La Comparsita
Tango
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Please note Julian C will also travel to Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Port Gamble, Suquamish, Edmonds, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Bremerton, Kingston, Lynnwood, Poulsbo, Redmond, Everett, Port Orchard, Renton, Indianola, Silverdale, Woodinville, Keyport, Vashon, Issaquah, Olalla, Rollingbay, Snohomish, Hansville, Kent, Mukilteo, Seabeck.
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