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!!
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.
"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
"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
"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
"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."