Warren Kramer | Classical, Jazz, Latin Guitarist

Classical Guitar from Grand Rapids, MI - Will travel up to 100 miles
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29 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2012
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BOOKED 80 days ago

$225 - $750 per event
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About
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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Celebration

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I would definitely recommend Warren. He was very professional and easy to work with. When our event had some last minute changes, he was very flexible and accommodating.

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Warren Kramer | Classical, Jazz, Latin Guitarist’s Response:

Thanks so much Becky, contact me anytime for other events. 231-557-3381

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Club Event

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Beautiful music! I will be hiring Warren again next season for our Club! Thanks so much!!

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Warren Kramer | Classical, Jazz, Latin Guitarist’s Response:

Thanks Beth! Call me anytime for any event.

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Wedding

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Worked with Warren as a wedding planner for my clients event last weekend. He was phenomenal. Warren was prompt, professional, and incredibly talented. I will most definitely reach out to him again for future events. Hire him!

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Private Party

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He was great! helped with setting up for party with his wife-they did a lot of extras they did not have to. The music was terrific!. Louise

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Private Party

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Warren met all of our expectations! Very professional, very talented and everyone really enjoyed his music. I would highly recommend Warren for any event! Absoutely great!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Warren was great. Very easy going and able to go with the flow. He seemed to enjoy being there which was really a positive. Arrived well ahead of time and stayed as long as the party was still going on. I would recommend Warren without hesitation. Thanks again!

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Community Event

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Great job.

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Wedding

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Grand Rapids, MI-- played for our wedding ceremony and reception he was EXCELLENT! We received many compliments on his beautiful music, his demeanor as well as his lovely smiling face! Would highly recommend!!

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Nursing Home Event

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Warren was great. He was very talented and professional. I would recommend him to anyone.

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Corporate Function

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Pleasure to work with and did an absolutely beautiful job playing! Would highly recommend him!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Oct
20
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Oct
27
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Nov
3
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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10
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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17
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Nov
24
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Dec
1
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Dec
8
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Dec
15
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Dec
22
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Dec
29
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Oct
13
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Oct
6
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Sep
29
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Sep
28
Wedding Ceremony
Kentwood, MI
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
2019
Sep
22
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Sep
15
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Sep
8
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Sep
1
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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25
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
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First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
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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
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Descention
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Sweet Secrets
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Naturally
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The Space Inside Your Heart
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First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Warren Kramer | Classical, Jazz, Latin Guitarist will also travel to Comstock Park, Grandville, Jenison, Belmont, Ada, Marne, Byron Center, Cannonsburg, Lamont, Caledonia, Hudsonville, Allendale, Jamestown, Rockford, Sparta, Coopersville, Conklin, Moline, Alto, Lowell, Dorr, Kent City, Burnips, Cedar Springs, Casnovia, Bradley, Middleville, Ravenna, Zeeland, Smyrna.
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