James & Sylvia Acoustic Guitar Duo

Guitar from Jacksonville, FL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2006
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$275 - $2000 per event
About
A Distinctive Style...Like no other
FEATURED A TABLESIDE SERENADE

Jim & Sylvia are performing/recording artists and have released more than fifteen CDs including Classical and Contemporary guitar styles. Jim & Sylvia Kalal are multifaceted guitarists with a very diverse playlist who have a life- long focus on many styles of music from ... The Beatles to Beethoven. Our music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, receptions and cocktail hours, theme parties, corporate events, concerts, teas, fares, arts and craft shows etc. We have an outstanding playlist of repertoire that encompasses genre and all aspects of the wedding ceremony, follow up cocktail, and reception music.

Sylvia performs with the famous CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA. James performed for The Olympics in Barcelona, Spain in 1991, the 2005 Superbowl in Jacksonville, Florida as well as many concerts in the USA and abroad. Our music is regularly requested at many far away places including resorts like the Greenbrier, White Sulpher Springs, Wa., Sea Island, Ga., The Biltmore, Ca., San Francisco Parador, Granada, Spain, to name a few.

Our sartorial attire is authentic and helps create the magic needed for a theme event. It includes everything from a riverboat look of candy-stripe shirt, straw-boat hat with banjo, renaissance clothing, country-western attire, Mexican mariachi, Spanish flamenco. Our ability to sing in many languages enhances the authenticity of performing at a theme event. Our instruments include steel-string acoustic-, Spanish acoustic- and classical guitar, ukulele, four- and five-string banjo, renaissance and baroque lute. The testimonials from many of these places as well as other situations and clients are available.

Jim and Sylvia present a musically diverse playlist that makes for a very unique listening experience. Their unusual arrangements redefine a new benchmark of distinction for an exciting- fun entertainment. They present a travel adventure that will take you to many exciting ports of call.

They are seasoned professionals with a lifelong focus on making custom arrangements for special weddings and events.

Client Testimonials:

"Exquisite performance and a pleasure to work with" --Dr. William McNeiland, Conductor/St. Augustine Orchestra & Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

"James Kalal is a very talented guitarist & a pleasure to work with." — Maddie Guerrero, PRI Productions

WEDDING IN JEKYLL ISLAND, GA
"I cannot say enough about James and Sylvia. They played beautifully for our reception. Even the kids loved the "jazz". They played latin, flamenco and even Led Zeplin's Stairway to Heaven. They were both very pleasant and travelled from Jacksonville to Jekyll Island for our reception. We could not be happier to have James and Sylvia play at our reception. Our guests were thrilled and absolutely loved the music. Very classy. Some said this was the most beautiful reception they had been at. I highly recommend James and Sylvia for your wedding if you want something different than a DJ. They made our reception very special. Thanks to both."

WEDDING IN JACKSONVILLE, FL
February 02, 2014 Erika and Rick
"Jim, I sincerely thank you for being a part of our day! Although our wedding was two weeks ago, I still have people raving about your performance! Thank you for playing your heart out; it was noticed!"

WEDDING IN HILLIARD, FL
Randell P.
"Jim & Sylvia were an awesome team! They showed up ahead of time, were very attentive to our specific details for our special day and nailed it exactly. Jim and Sylvia fit right in with our renaissance wedding theme. Clothes, equipment, songs, etc. The period music they played was executed so well that the guests wanted more and more and more. Can't say enough about how well they contributed to our special day. Just AWESOME!!!! Thanks guys!"

WEDDING IN JACKSONVILLE, FL
Melissa C.
"Jim and Sylvia added the unique touch that I wanted at our wedding ceremony. Everyone raved at how awesome they were! They were also so warm and friendly during our consultation, that I felt like they were almost family! I would recommend them to anyone looking for a unique experience!"

WEDDING IN SARASOTA, FL
Jessica W.
"Jim and Sylvia were fantastic. They braved the windy 50 degree weather on the beach for our wedding and performed beautifully. I received numerous compliments from our wedding guests on their performance. I highly recommend them for weddings and any other type event."

CASA MONICA HOTEL
Anthony Lazzara, General Manager
Casa Monica Hotel"Jim and Sylvia are a wonderful team, and I've never received a less than glowing review of their performances. Their repertory includes Vivaldi, Bach, Pachelbel, jazzy arrangements of Sinatra, Buble, Latin-jazz, Flamenco and a popular playlist that includes myriad different styles of music."
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100+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
2011 - Top Pop Duo
2010 - Top Pop Duo
2009 - Top World Music Duo
2008 - Top Pop Duo
2007 - Top Pop Duo

Birthday Party (Adult)

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We were so impressed with James & Sylvia! They were absolutely fantastic!! We booked them for my fathers 73rd surprise birthday party and they arrived on time and were very professional & attentive to our needs. They played a wide range of songs from Jimmy Buffet to Frank Sinatra to Kenny Rogers....and a little bit of old hymns for my father. Everyone loved it! They were just the touch of elegance and class we were looking for. We are thinking about booking them for our church Christmas banquet we may be having this year. Can’t wait! Thanks again for everything!!

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James & Sylvia Acoustic Guitar Duo’s Response:

Heather thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review we sure look forward to performing at your father's Church James and Sylvia

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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James and Sylvia performed at my wife's birthday party. Their music performance was incredible and there was something special and classy about the sound of a Spanish guitar playing in the background as we entertained the guests, who could not believe that we hired such incredibly gifted, professional guitar players. James and Sylvia are also the nicest people you will meet!. Since it was an Elton John themed party they even prepared to play a custom song list of my wife's favorite songs. My wife and my guests were blown away by their performance and their presence made this party an absolute hit. I highly recommend James and Sylvia for your next event!

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Wedding

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They were very professional, they really gave the wedding a classy touch. The guests all complimented them on how great they were! We'll be hiring them for our anniversary party next year!

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Corporate Function

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James and Sylvia were responsive and easy to work with. The music was exactly what we wanted and sounded wonderful.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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James and Sylvia were wonderful...our main goal was to find a banjo player for our friend Mike’s birthday. James offered his banjo talent along with Sylvia’s guitar talent. They were great and very entertaining...James played the guitar also. They had a wide variety of music and were able to fulfill requests too. Mike was more than pleased with this birthday surprise. We definitely recommend James and Sylvia as entertainers...

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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James and Sylvia created the perfect ambience and backdrop to our intimate gathering of 25 or so friends and family. Due to inclimate weather, we held the party inside and James and Sylvia were able to adjust their sound level perfectly so that the guests could still easily converse with one another without being drowned by music. They were both very professional and I would recommend them to anyone in need of good talent.

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James & Sylvia Acoustic Guitar Duo’s Response:

Colleen, we want to thank you so much for taking the time to write the review regarding our performance for you... we know that you're very busy person and we appreciate it so much James and Sylvia acoustic guitar duo

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Wedding Ceremony

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Jim and Sylvia received many complements from our guests after their performance. They are truly wonderful performers and I would recommend them highly. They even went to the trouble to create their own guitar rendition of a piece that we wanted them to play. Wonderful!! They made our ceremony truly memorable and their music was beautiful.

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Wedding Reception

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Jim and Sylvia provided the music for our dinner and cocktail hours at our wedding. Their performance ranks as world class. They learned a few songs we requested and their performance was magnificent. Chris and I recommend them for any event. Thanks Jim and Sylvia for helping to make our wedding one we will remember forever and our guests are still talking about. Your personal attention to us is greatly appreciated. Good luck in the future to you both.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Jim and Sylvia were fantastic. They braved the windy 50 degree weather on the beach for our wedding and performed beautifully. I received numerous compliments from our wedding guests on their performance. I highly recommend them for weddings and any other type event.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Jim and Sylvia added the unique touch that I wanted at our wedding ceremony. Everyone raved at how awesome they were! They were also so warm and friendly during our consultation, that I felt like they were almost family! I would recommend them to anyone looking for a unique experience! ~ Melissa

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Dec
20
Private Party
Clearwater, FL
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2020
May
9
Wedding Ceremony
Jacksonville, FL
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
2019
Oct
19
Awards Night Party
Orlando, FL
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Oct
6
Birthday Party (Adult)
Saint Augustine, FL
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Aug
24
Birthday Party (Adult)
Jacksonville, FL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jul
12
Banquet
Lake City, FL
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jun
27
Club Event
Orange Park, FL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jun
5
Celebration
Fernandina Beach, FL
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
May
25
Club Event
Yulee, FL
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
May
11
Wedding Ceremony
Savannah, GA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Apr
27
Wedding
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Apr
6
Wedding Ceremony
Ponte Vedra, FL
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Feb
22
Cocktail Party
Ocala, FL
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jan
24
Corporate Function
Jacksonville, FL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Limbo Rock
Chubby Checker
Surfin' USA
Beach Boys
Surfin' Safari
Beach Boys
I Get Around
Beach Boys
Conga
Gloria Estefan
Kokomo
Beach Boys
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynard Skynard
Day-O
Harry Belafonte
Pirate Looks At 40
Jimmy Buffett
All of Me
An Olde English Galiarde
Arabian Dance
Tchaikovsky
As The Deer
Christan Hymn
As Time Goes By
Ave Maria
F Shubert
Ave Maria
Bach-Gounod
Ave Verum Corpus
W A Mozart
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
Led Zeppelin
Be Not Afraid
Christan Hymn
Besame Mucho
Blues
B B King Style
Bolero
M Ravel
Bolero
Traditional Flamenco
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
J S Bach
Bulerias
Traditional Flamenco
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Changes In Latitude
Jimmy Buffett
Cielito Lindo
Mexican Traditional
Classical Gas
Corcovado
A C Jobim
Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy
Tchaikovsky
El Paso
Marty Robbins
Fandango
Traditional Flamenco
Girl From Ipanema
A C Jobim
Give Thanks
Christan Hymn
Granada
A Lara
Guantanamera
Hot Hot Hot
Buster Pointdexter
Hotel California
The Eagles
I'll Be Seeing You
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
J S Bach
Johnny Be Good
Chuck Berry
Largo from Concerto in D
A Vivaldi
Laudate Dominum
W A Mozart
Lay Down Sally
Eric Clapton
Mack The Knife
Malaguena
Traditional Flamenco
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett
Me And Bobby McGee
Misty
Erroll Garner
Moonlight Sonata
L V Beethoven
Moorea
Gipsy Kings
Night And Day
Cole Porter
Panis Angelicus
Cesar Frank
Pavan
Luis Milan
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Poor Boy Blues
Mark Knopfler
Prelude for Cello
J S Bach
Princess Bride
from the motion picture Princess Bride
Red House Blues
Jimmy Hendrix
Route 66
Sevillanas
Traditional Flamenco
Shake Shake Shake
KC and the Sunchine Boys
Sheep May Safely Graze
J S Bach
Siciliano
J S Bach
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Spanish Caravan
The Doors
Spring Movement
A Vivaldi
Stairway To Heaven
Led Zeppelin
Story Book Love
from the motion picture Princess Bride
Summertime
George Gershwin
Take The A Train
Duke Ellington
Tennessee Waltz
Tequila
That's The Way I Like It
KC and the Sunchine Boys
The Gambler
The Lord's Prayer
Christan Hymn
The Prayer
Josh Groban
Volcano
Jimmy Buffett
Wave
A C Jobim
When I'm 64
The Beatles
When You're Down and Out
Eric Clapton
La Bamba
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Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Christenings
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
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Please note James & Sylvia Acoustic Guitar Duo will also travel to Orange Park, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Kings Bay, Callahan, Ponte Vedra Beach, Bryceville, Yulee, Middleburg, Doctors Inlet, Green Cove Springs, Fernandina Beach, Penney Farms, Saint Augustine, Macclenny, Hilliard, Glen Saint Mary, Saint George, Saint Marys, Lawtey, Kingsland, Raiford, Starke, Bostwick, Elkton, Folkston, Florahome, Keystone Heights, Sanderson.
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