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Warren Kramer | Classical, Jazz, Latin GuitaristClassical Guitarist from Grand Rapids, MI

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 18 Reviews
  • 35 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2012
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $225 per event

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Warren Kramer, Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, classical-style sacred music (hymns and worship music) on solo guitar, Latin Guitar, Spanish Guitar, Brazilian Guitar, Brazilian Jazz, Ambient and Meditational Acoustic Guitar, Folk Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar & Bass. Warren Kramer makes a roomful of music with just one guitar. His fingerstyle instrumental guitar technique allows him to play melody and accompaniment at the same time, at times sounding like two guitars and a bass. Warren learned jazz styles from Al Swan (himself a student of Earl Klugh, the great nylon-string guitar jazz stylist). He studied the classical guitar under Andrew Schulman, Joel Yaggi, and Jerry Klickstein. Please note that Warren's profile says he will travel "up to 100 miles," but that's only because this is the limit GigMasters will allow at his current membership level. He has traveled all over Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. His solo guitar styles include jazz standards, Brazilian/Latin jazz/sambas, favorites in jazz or classical styles, ambient/meditational solo guitar originals, and hymns and worship songs on classical or acoustic guitar. He will sometimes even dust off a flatpick and play bluegrass gospel tunes (Warren used to perform as a member of the Olivet String Band, a Bluegrass group). Warren's original pieces blend jazz, classical, Spanish, contemporary fingerstyle and folk guitar styles. Sometimes you would swear you're hearing a vintage jazz standard or a lost Antonio Carlos Jobim Brazilian samba. Other times you'll be sure he's playing a lesser-known piece from the classical guitar repertoire. Other pieces may remind you of contemporary fingerstyle guitarists like Preston Reed, Robbie Basho or Marcel Dadi. Some will even sound Flamenco, and still others will be difficult to place in any category. Warren's guitar has graced numerous wedding ceremonies, galleries & gallery openings, Holiday parties (he has an extensive Christmas repertoire), corporate events, memorial services, reunions/family events and more. His music is also heard at nursing homes, care facilities, funerals and church services. His first CD is entitled "Sweet Secrets," a collection of original solo guitar pieces played on classical guitar, steel-string acoustic guitar, and archtop jazz guitar. The title song is an uplifting, lilting, folky acoustic guitar piece. He is currently recording some new compositions for a new CD which will feature mostly darker, haunting melodies in ambient or meditational styles. Most will be ensemble pieces with the guitar as the centerpiece, with bass, percussion, keyboard, lap dulcimer, and other stringed instruments (most of which Warren plays himself). Warren has led the Worship Band at his church and often plays solos for preludes, offertories, communion, and memorial services. His classical guitar style hymns, praise & worship songs are most appropriate for Christian weddings and events, though most of the weddings and receptions he plays are entirely secular celebrations. On this site, you may download free samples of Warren Kramer's music and contact his booking to schedule him for your event.


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Review by Rene G.

Community EventReviewed on December 16, 2022From Lansing, MI

Warren was definitely someone I would hire again. He is very talented and interacted well with my residents.

Review by Sarah S.

FundraiserReviewed on October 9, 2022From Hillsdale, MI

Great to work with, totally professional and accommodating! Played beautifully and really created a wonderful atmosphere. Seemed to instinctively read the crowd and played the perfect music. I’ll always use him for any special event!

Review by Kristy S.

Cocktail PartyReviewed on August 12, 2022From Ada, MI

Super talented, very professional, very accommodating… Highly recommend Warren. He did a Spanish influenced to guitar for our event and really added so much to the atmosphere!

Warren Kramer | Classical, Jazz, Latin Guitarist:

Thank you Kristy! I thoroughly enjoyed the well-organized event and would love to play for you again sometime. blessings, -w

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Song List

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  • Whiter Shade of Pale | Procol Harum
  • Pachelbel's Canon in D | Pachelbel
  • Where Could I Go?
  • Amazing Grace
  • I'll Fly Away
  • Just a Closer Walk with Thee
  • Jesus What a Friend (Hyferdol)
  • Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  • Come Ye Thankful People Come
  • O Worship the King
  • Jesus Loves Me/Doxology | medley
  • Give Thanks
  • What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  • Old Rugged Cross
  • Be the Centre
  • Jesus Name Above All Names
  • Bless the Lord O My Soul
  • All to Jesus I Surrender
  • This is My Father's World
  • Praise to the Lord the Almighty
  • Romanza
  • Bach- prelude | J.S. Bach
  • Milan Pavane #1
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Ode to Joy) | J. S. Bach
  • Song of Joy (Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee) | Beethoven
  • Adagio in Gm | Albinoni
  • Send in the Clowns
  • Concierto de Aranjuez | Rodrigo
  • Lullaby of Birdland
  • My Romance
  • Moonlight in Vermont
  • I'm Old Fashioned
  • Fragile | Sting
  • All the Things You Are | Jerome Kern
  • Make Someone Happy
  • Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
  • Trains & Boats & Planes
  • How Can I Tell You | Cat Stevens
  • Dancin Shoes | Dan Fogelberg
  • If I Fell | Beatles
  • It was a very good year
  • Smile
  • Way You Look Tonight
  • I Can't Make You Love Me | Bonnie Raitt
  • Manha De Carnival | Luis Bonfa
  • Fly Me to the Moon | Bart Howard
  • Manha de Carnival (Black Orpheus) | Louis Bonfa
  • Autumn Leaves | Joseph Kosma and Jacques Prevert
  • Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Here's That Rainy Day | Jimmy Van Heusen
  • Shadow of Your Smile | Johnny Mandel and Paul Francis Webster
  • Insensitive | Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • People Get Ready | Curtis Mayfield
  • Night and Day | Cole Porter
  • How Great Thou Art | Traditional
  • Change My Heart O God | Eddie Espinosa
  • Come Thou Fount / Come Ye Thankful People | (medley)
  • You Are My Hiding Place | Michael Ledner
  • For the Beauty of the Earth | Conrad Kocher
  • Just As I Am / All Hail the Power | (medley)
  • O Sacred Head Now Wounded | Hans Leo Hassler
  • Romanza | ramon gallifa
  • Finlandia | Jean Sibelius
  • Hypherdol | trad.
  • Snow | Warren Kramer
  • Descention | Warren Kramer
  • Sweet Secrets | Warren Kramer
  • Naturally | Warren Kramer
  • The Space Inside Your Heart | Warren Kramer


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Past Events

December 16, 2022 • Community Event
Fri6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Lansing, MI
October 9, 2022 • Fundraiser
Sun2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Hillsdale, MI
August 12, 2022 • Cocktail Party
Fri6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Ada, MI
June 19, 2022 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Vermontville, MI
September 25, 2021 • Cocktail Party
Sat4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Grand Rapids, MI
August 8, 2020 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Free Soil, MI
December 29, 2019 • First Baptist Church
Sun8:00 PM - 1:00 AM Spring Lake, MI
December 22, 2019 • First Baptist Church
Sun8:00 PM - 1:00 AM Spring Lake, MI
December 15, 2019 • First Baptist Church
Sun8:00 PM - 1:00 AM Spring Lake, MI
December 8, 2019 • First Baptist Church
Sun8:00 PM - 1:00 AM Spring Lake, MI
December 1, 2019 • First Baptist Church
Sun8:00 PM - 1:00 AM Spring Lake, MI
November 24, 2019 • First Baptist Church
Sun8:00 PM - 1:00 AM Spring Lake, MI

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