James Erickson

Classical Acoustic Guitar from Holbrook, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2017
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BOOKED 33 days ago

$300 - $1500 per event
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About
Live music will enhance the mood of any wedding ceremony or event. Let the timeless, graceful beauty of the classical guitar and its music entertain you and your guests. I play a variety of music that is sure to set the appropriate mood at any event. From Bach to the Beatles, Jazz to Pop, as well as traditional ceremony music. I am available for weddings, cocktail hours, and private parties. Other musical ensembles are available;
* Guitar duo.
* Flute and Guitar.
* Violin and Guitar.
* Voice and Guitar.
Please contact me with the details of your event and I can quote you a price accordingly.


ABOUT ME: James Erickson has an active career performing throughout the New York metropolitan area and Long Island. James is an adjunct instructor of music at Nassau Community College, LIU Post, and Suffolk County Community College. James holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in music history and performance from Long Island University , where he was awarded “Outstanding Performance in Guitar Studies”.
As a classical guitar soloist, James has performed on tour in the United States, Europe, and Canada.

"flashes of virtuoso musicianship" (Southampton Press)


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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!

Fundraiser

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James was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed having him play at our event. He was friendly and professional from the get-go. He plays beautifully and has a wide range of songs. We would absolutely use him again and recommend him to others!

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Wedding Ceremony

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James was so easy to work with, incredibly accommodating to our song requests and made out ceremony beautiful. All of our guests raved about the music, and in complimented our day perfectly! Thank you so much for your professionalism and talent! I would recommend James to anyone!

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Bridal Shower

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James has wonderful talent and was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was responsive when contacted, and conscientious of my needs for the event. He even offered to stay and play some extra time which was terrific. All the guests, ranging in age from 25 to 86 enjoyed his musicianship and selection of music. Great job and highly recommend James!

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James Erickson’s Response:

Thanks! It was a pleasure to perform for you and your guests.

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Memorial Service

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James was amazing in every way. He was responsive to each and every communication. He provided an appropriate play list and accommodated all requests for additional songs or unwanted songs. He showed up prior to the scheduled time to set up. He played throughout the event. His guitar playing ranged from emotionally moving to vibrant. Will call upon James again, Thanks, Tom C.

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Wedding Reception

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Wonderful sounding guitar. My guests loved his talent. Very happy I booked him for my wedding reception.

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Christening

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James was great! He really helped make our day great, we would highly recommend James to anyone.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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If you're looking for someone who is both professional and a pleasure to work with look no further than James Erickson. If you're looking for the perfect blend of acoustical guitar music and range of song and music choices look no further than James Erickson. If Gigmaster hit a home run by connecting me to James in the first place then having James play at my private dinner party was a "walk-off" grand slam. His music was everything and more that I hoped for and exceeded my expectations. Thank you James for making the party a celebration.

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Wedding Ceremony

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My daughter's rooftop wedding was beautifully enhanced by the music of James' guitar. His music greeted guests, and later he played a lovely recessional, and gave the evening a touch of class. My daughter was particular about what music she wanted, and James was flexible, patient, and accommodated her every wish. I wholeheartedly recommend James. ES, New York City

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Wedding Ceremony

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James played guitar for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour just a few weeks ago! We could not be happier! From the first contact we had with James he was incredibly warm, helpful and patient. Leading up to our wedding he answered all of our questions quickly and made the entire process incredibly easy. When I was worried about the song I chose to walk down to being too long he sent me a video of him playing an abbreviated version that was spot on. He is incredibly talented, and we truly loved working with him. We would absolutely recommend him to others. Thank you James for helping to make our day so memorable! -Emily + Scott

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Celebration

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James was on time, very professional and amazing guitarist. Thank you James!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Nov
2
Wedding
Westhampton Beach, NY
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Sep
21
Fundraiser
Saugerties, NY
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Sep
13
Wedding Ceremony
Riverhead, NY
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Jun
15
Bridal Shower
Calverton, NY
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Jun
2
Christening
Melville, NY
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
May
11
Memorial Service
Mattituck, NY
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2019
May
4
Wedding Reception
Huntington Station, NY
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Apr
7
Christening
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Dec
22
Birthday Party (Adult)
New York City, NY
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Sep
16
Wedding Ceremony
Woodbury, NY
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Sep
1
Wedding Ceremony
New York City, NY
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Mar
3
Celebration
Long Island, NY
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2017
Dec
7
Christmas Party
Melville, NY
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
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Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note James Erickson will also travel to Bohemia, Holtsville, Ronkonkoma, Bayport, Blue Point, Farmingville, Sayville, Lake Grove, Medford, Oakdale, Patchogue, West Sayville, Centereach, Hauppauge, Nesconset, Selden, Bellport, Central Islip, East Islip, Great River.
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