Bruce Canafax - Classical Guitarist

Guitar from Fort Worth, TX - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2006
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BOOKED 49 days ago

$300 - $800 per event
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About
Now booking 2016 weddings and other special events.

As professional guitarist for 30+ years, I offer a wide range of musical styles for a moment in time that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime. Having earned my master's degree in classical guitar performance from UNT, I play the standard guitar repertoire including the music of Bach, Tarrega, Albeniz, Barrios, Sor, Guiliani, Mertz, Schubert and Pachelbel for the classical sound that purists desire. If you prefer something more in line with your individual tastes, then I also play jazz standards from composers like Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Henry Mancini and George Gershwin and even classic rock tunes by Led Zepplin, Eric Clapton and the Beatles. Whatever the event, I will mix the music to meet your discriminating needs. From intimate dinner parties to lavish weddings, private birthday parties to grand openings, my music will provide you with the ambiance you seek. I will work hard to guarantee your satisfaction.

A look at my play list will reveal an extensive array of music available, including many classical favorites along with many contemporary tunes. And yes, I can play many of those Spanish and Latin favorites such as Ponce's "Estrellita," the ever popular "Spanish Romance," Albeniz's "Leyenda" and Tarrega's "Recuerdos de la Alhambra". If you don't see your favorite song listed, don't worry, I have an extensive guitar library that probably has your favorite classical or Latin solo in it.

If your taste leans more toward the contemporary genres, I have created sophisticated solo arrangements for numerous clients over the years from artists such as Norah Jones, Billy Joel, Kenny Chesney and even bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Just provide me with the artist and the title of the song and I will use my expertise in music theory and arranging for the guitar to create a unique arrangement that you and your guests will surely enjoy.

If you are needing more variety than a solo guitar can provide, then let master fiddle player David Holcomb and I provide that wider array of moods that will surely add that special touch to your event. David offers many years of expertise in playing styles ranging from the masterful classical violin repertoire to that of bluegrass fiddle tunes and gypsy jazz of Stephan Grappelli.

Having the right equipment allows me to play any venue, from garden weddings where electricity is unavailable to large auditoriums. I even bring my own chair so you don't have to worry about anything. Never will the music be overbearing but mixed just right to provide you with the atmosphere that guarantees that your satisfaction.

I have been performed all across Texas and Oklahoma in venues such as Turtle Creek Mansion in Dallas, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma City's Castle Falls, Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Dallas Arboretum, the House of Blues in Dallas and the St. Cecilia Hotel in Austin just to name a few locations. Check my 100+ past gigs to see other locations I have had the pleasure of performing.

My goal is to provide you with the best customer service from the initial bid to the day of your big event. I promise to make your satisfaction my number one priority.

If you have any questions about me or my services, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for your consideration.



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From start to finish, working with Bruce was a pleasure. Bruce performed for our daughters engagement party and truly set the tone for an elegant evening! Bruce has extremely high technical ability, as well as masterful control of his instrument. His music brought the sophisticated ambiance we were looking for. It was never overpowering.Bruce played our requested classical, Spanish and Latin music for our party. Although he masters many other musical genres. Many guests share how relaxing it was. Personally, Bruce is delightful and pleasant. He is a humble man that is incredibly gifted and has mastered his craft. You will NOT be disappointed with Bruce.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Bruce was everything we hoped for in a wedding musician. He is an amazing guitar player and was extremely professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone that wants a reliable, talented guitarist. He truly helped make our wedding unforgettable.

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Bruce was amazing. On his advice we'd checked out his youtube videos and instantly knew he was right for us. He was patient with us, giving helpful answers and suggestions as we planned songs around our ceremony. We love the variety of songs that he knows--his songs for us ranged from Elvis to Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring. His playing created a joyous atmosphere at our outdoor wedding, and we highly recommend him. Bruce's rates were competitive. He was prompt, easily set up his equipment, polite to all, professional, and just delightful to work with. So glad we found him. Thank you Bruce and GigMasters for your great service.

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Corporate Function

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We've had Bruce to our house to play at parties twice now. Both times it was so enjoyable! We recommend him wholeheartedly and can't wait to have him to our home again.

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Bruce was awesome! He played great songs that suited our taste even though we didn't give him any song list. We got tons of complements from our guest, they loved him.

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Bruce played at my daughter's wedding and left the guests in awe! His musical touch made the wedding a beautiful event. His talent and music is exceptional. From planning to the final day - everything with Bruce was perfect. Bruce has a wide selection of music in both video and mp3 formats that helped narrow my daughters music selection. The day of the event, he arrived early and was accommodating - he also was aware of the ceremony order, timing, and all those other important details that brings everything together. Bruce is so easy to work with and the music (and sound) is exquisite! I highly recommend Bruce for any event!

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We hired Bruce to play classical guitar for our wedding and reception. He was easy to book through GigMasters and responds to emails quickly. We had no problems booking him for our evening wedding and reception. He is friendly and prompt. He also arrived early to set up. You won't have to worry! On to the most important part, the music! Bruce is very talented and his music is beautiful! Classical guitar is exactly what we wanted. Not too formal and no crazy DJ or loud/offensive music. Our guests really loved listening to Bruce and many asked for his contact information! He would be great for any event and we would hire him again!

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Bruce was very easy to work with and willing to answer any of my questions. We booked him for the ceremony and cocktail hour and I only wish as the bride and groom we had the opportunity to hear him as much as the guests!

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We hired Bruce for our daughter's "garden wedding" in late June. Bruce was outstanding to work with and his musical selections were perfect for the event. His website contains a vast selection of his recordings making it easy choose (not to mention how much I enjoyed listening to them).

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Bruce did an amazing job at our wedding ceremony. He worked with me since I picked a few nontraditional things and wanted to slow tempos down acoustically. His sound and style were perfect. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Very professional and easy going. Enjoyed listening to him play very, very much. Will book him again should the time ever arise, and I highly recommend him for events.

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2019
Aug
22
Private Party
Wichita Falls, TX
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Jun
9
Wedding
Dallas, TX
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Jun
7
Rehearsal Dinner
Fort Worth, TX
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
May
31
Retirement Party
Fort Worth, TX
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
May
4
Private Party
Colleyville, TX
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Apr
13
Wedding Ceremony
Dallas, TX
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
2018
Nov
17
Private Party
Coppell, TX
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Oct
13
Engagement Party
Southlake, TX
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Oct
6
Wedding Ceremony
Roanoke, TX
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Aug
25
Anniversary Party
Dallas, TX
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Mar
4
Birthday Party (Adult)
Azle, TX
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Oct
28
Wedding
Frisco, TX
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
1st hour DFW Rate
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Adagio Cantabile from Piano Sonata #8
Ludwig von Beethoven
Adelita
Fransico Tarrega
Andante Largo
Fernando Sor
And I Love Her
Lennon/McCartney
Arioso
J.S. Bach
As Time Goes By
Herman Hupfeld
Ave Maria
Franz Schubert
Better Together
Jack Johnson
Blackbird
Lennon and McCartney
Bridal Chorus
Richard Wagner
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Canon in D Major
Johann Pachelbel
Can't Help Falling in Love With You
Elvis Presley
Capricho Arabe
Fransico Tarrega
Cello Suite #1
J.S. Bach
Cello Suite #3
J.S. Bach
Chara
Baden Powell
Choros #1
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Danza Brasilera
Jorge Morel
Desperado
the Eagles
El Choclo
Angel Villodo
Everlong
Foo Fighters
Five Preludes
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Gran Vals
Fransico Tarrega
Granada
Isaac Albeniz
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Van Morrison
Here Comes the Sun
the Beatles
Hornpipe
G.F. Handel
I Will
the Beatles
If
David Gates and Bread
In My Life
the Bealtes
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
J.S. Bach
Lagrima
Fransico Tarrega
Leyenda (Asturias)
Isaac Albeniz
Longer Than
Dan Fogelberg
Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley
Make You Feel My Love
Bob Dylan
Malaguena Salerosa
Mexican folk song
Moon River
Henry Mancini
Moondance
Van Morrison
My Girl
Robinson/White
My Way
Francois/Thibaut
Norwegian Wood
the Beatles
Odeon
Ernesto Nazareth
Oh Darling
the Beatles
One Hand, One Heart
Leonard Bernstein
Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Fransico Tarrega
Retrato Brasiliero
Baden Powell
Samba em Preludio
Baden Powell
Sleeper's, Awake
J.S. Bach
Something
the Beatles
Suite Populaire Bresilienne
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Sunrise
Norah Jones
Take it Easy
the Eagles
Tango en Skai
Roland Dyens
Tears in Heaven
Eric Clapton
The Way You Look Tonight
Jerome Kern
The Wedding Song
Peter, Paul and Mary
This Masquerade
Leon Russell
Till There Was You
The Beatles
Time in a Bottle
Jim Croce
To a Wild Rose
Edward Macdowell
Trumpet Voluntary
Jeremy Clarke
Unchained Melody
Alex North
Une Dia De Noviembre
Leo Brouwer
Vals op. 8 no.4
Augustin Barrios
Vals Primevera
Augustin Barrios
Valse Sem Nome
Baden Powell
Valse Venezolano #2 (Andreina)
Antonio Lauro
Valse Venezolano #3 (Natalia)
Antonio Lauro
Wedding March
Felix Mendelsohn
What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
When I'm Sixty-Four
Lennon/McCartney
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
George Harrison
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Yesterday
Lennon and McCartney
You and Me
Kenny Chesney
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Please note Bruce Canafax - Classical Guitarist will also travel to Arlington, Hurst, Kennedale, Bedford, Crowley, Keller, Colleyville, Burleson, Euless, Haslet, Azle, Aledo, Mansfield, Southlake, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Lillian, Newark, Roanoke, Joshua, Dallas, Irving, Justin, Coppell, Cresson, Flower Mound, Godley, Rhome, Richardson, Duncanville.
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