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Julian C Classical Guitarist from Seattle, WA

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 39 Reviews
  • 73 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2008
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $225 per hour

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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. More about Julian C: 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). Contact me for more music samples or information.


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Review by Gregory M.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 9, 2023From Conway, WA

Great musician, communicator and exceptional at what was needed for our wedding celebration. Highly recommended!!!

Review by Paula R.

CelebrationReviewed on August 11, 2023From Kirkland, WA

So glad we found Julian! He was an asset to the party and easy to work with. Our guests enjoyed the entertainment! Thank you Paula

Julian C:

Thank you Paula! It was nice to play at the rehearsal cocktail party at the Woodmark. Julian

Review by Alice C.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on July 9, 2023From Seattle, WA

Julian exceeded my expectations. His playing for a memorial service was stunning and gave just the right atmosphere to the event. I had many compliments from the guests; his playing was enjoyed and admired. Many many thanks, Julian!

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  • 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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Upcoming Events

May 25, 2024 • Wedding
Sat5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Issaquah, WA

Past Events

October 7, 2023 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Seattle, WA
September 9, 2023 • Wedding Reception
Sat2:30 PM - 6:30 PM Conway, WA
August 11, 2023 • Celebration
Fri8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Kirkland, WA
July 9, 2023 • Memorial Service
Sun2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Seattle, WA
May 13, 2023 • Wedding
Sat5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Port Gamble, WA
July 18, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun7:00 PM - 7:45 PM Bellevue, WA
December 21, 2019 • Wedding
Sat2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Snoqualmie, WA
September 8, 2019 • Wedding
Sun4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Snoqualmie, WA
June 30, 2019 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Snoqualmie, WA
December 8, 2018 • Holiday Party
Sat6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Bellevue, WA
October 28, 2018 • Private Party
Sun7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Seattle, WA
September 13, 2018 • Wine Tasting Party
Thu6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Seattle, WA

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