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James & Sylvia Acoustic Guitar Duo Guitarist from Jacksonville, FL

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 92 Reviews
  • 130 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2006
  • 11 Awards & Badges
  • Starting at $275 per event

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A Distinctive Style...Like no other. Now available as a solo musician or as a duo! 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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Review by Deborah B.

CelebrationReviewed on November 27, 2023From Jacksonville, FL

Great music !! Perfect for my house party !

Review by Josh R.

Private PartyReviewed on November 16, 2023From Morriston, FL

They were great

Review by Stacey M.

FuneralReviewed on September 6, 2023From Gainesville, FL

James (Ed) played lovely Spanish acoustic guitar at my cousin’s funeral. He was professional, prompt and his music was perfect. He is extremely talented and played with heart and soul, making a sad yet beautiful memorial even more beautiful. I would highly recommend! Thank you again Ed!!!

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Song List 

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  • 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

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

February 24, 2024 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Jacksonville, FL
April 12, 2024 • Concert
Fri6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Palm Coast, FL

Past Events

January 25, 2024 • Celebration
Thu8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Sea Island, GA
December 2, 2023 • Club Event
Sat6:00 PM - 7:00 PM The Villages, FL
November 26, 2023 • Celebration
Sun4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Jacksonville, FL
November 11, 2023 • Private Party
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Morriston, FL
August 25, 2023 • Funeral
Fri10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Gainesville, FL
October 2, 2021 • Corporate Function
Sat12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ponte Vedra, FL
June 28, 2020 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Gainesville, FL
May 16, 2020 • Cocktail Party
Sat6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Asheville, NC
May 9, 2020 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Jacksonville, FL
March 10, 2020 • Community Event
Tue5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Jacksonville, FL
February 28, 2020 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Fri5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Jacksonville, FL
December 20, 2019 • Private Party
Fri3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Clearwater, FL

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