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Payam Larijani

Acoustic Guitar from Irvine, CA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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About
Thank you for the consideration. My name is Payam. (pronounced Pie-Yum) I am a UCLA music department graduate with a Masters in Commercial Music from Cal State Los Angeles, and Doctoral Degree in Music Performance of guitar from Claremont Graduate University. I am a dedicated professional artist/musician. I am always willing to go above and beyond to help my clients create a memorable experience they will never forget.
My selection of guitar music repertoire creates an upbeat, fun, and classy environment featuring exciting and recognizable melodies. My repertoire has a wide range from pieces and songs for the Spanish Classical Guitar as well as classic and alternative rock, jazz and blues standards. I makes use of the latest technology with current equipment, and an occasional backing track/beat as well as live singing. The music selections are meant to create a fun vibe, energetic mood, and upbeat but classy atmosphere.

I am available for wedding ceremonies, engagement parties, weddings cocktail hour, corporate events, and fundraisers. I currently perform at the Laguna Canyon Winery, The Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, The Sherman Gardens, and the exclusive Shady Canyon Country Club in Irvine. I donate my time and music to the MS Walk and Arthritis Walk. Payam is liability insured for employment up to $1,000,000 and has played at over 200 concerts, weddings, and corporate events since 2006 with no problems or issues.

My repertoire during the cocktail hour consists of popular classical guitar pieces.
Leyenda, Mallorca, and Rumors de la Caleta by Isaac Albéniz.
Suite Castellana, Fandanguillo, Arada, Danza by Fernando Moreno Torroba.
An exciting and intense Soleares, Farruca, Malaguena, Alegria's by Sophocles Papas.
Contemplative pieces by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Traditional works like the Romanza, Canon in D, Wedding March, Greensleeves.
Folk inspired songs works like Scarborough Fair, Norwegian wood, Blackbird, from the Beatles.
Classic Rock Pieces by Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here and Is there Anybody Out there?

I find that my audience appreciates mixing in these lighter instrumentals and vocal tunes between the heavier classical guitar hits! It adds a nice variety to my program and is appealing to all ages!


My jazz guitar repertoire of popular standards:
-Autumn Leaves
-Black Orpheus
-Fly Me to the Moon
-Come Rain or Come Shine
-Four on Six by Wes Montgomery
-Mr. PC by John Coltrane
-The Girl From Ipanema, Wave, and Corcovado by Antonio Carlos Jobim.

My rock repertoire:
-The Red Hot Chili Peppers
-Pink Floyd
-Beatles
-Dave Matthews Band
-Bob Marley
-Sublime
-Radiohead
-Santana
-and a wide range of other top artists.
-played solo, and/or with backing tracks.

Amplification: For outdoor venues I have a portable battery-operated amplifier (Roland Cube Street EX) It increases the volume just a little bit so that I can be heard while guests are talking and mingling but no so loud as to hinder conversation.
A Full-size PA System is available to cover 200 or more guests. I guarantee you a professional, smooth, and enjoyable amplified sound. (No technical difficulties issues or annoying feedback coming from the speakers.)

Typically, I like to arrive about 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to the event to set-up, sound check, and be playing as the first guests arrive...
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions! I will send you a mp3 file, youtube link, or a demo CD. Simply just send me your mailing address.
Looking forward to entertaining you!

Payam

Other achievements:
-Current Alumni member of the UCLA Guitar Ensemble directed by Professor Peter Yates.
-President of the Orange County Guitar Circle at Chapman University (2015-20)
-VIP Performer at many SoCal events such as the "Milestone Dinner" for UCLA Chancellor Carnesale, Featured Artist for the Grand Opening of the Nanotechnology Building hosting former Governor of California Gray Davis.
-Grand Opening Ceremony for special guest Nancy Reagan as well as former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital Dedication Ceremony 2001.
-Featured artist entertainment for Robert F. Kennedy Jr, Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Tom Curren (Pro Surfer) and Paul Naude (Billabong CEO, Vissla Owner) at the Waterman's Ball from 2009-2013.
-CSET Music & CBEST exams passed.
-Zoom Guitar Lessons via Orange County Guitar Academy (My own music teaching business, please inquire for lessons)
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Payan was personable and talented. He provided a quality and well put together program. Was professional in every way. Will definitely hire him again!

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Payam played during the dinner portion of my wedding reception, held outside at my parents' backyard. He played a wonderful mix of classical guitar and acoustic rock. I had many guests comment on how wonderful the music was, and having Payam play at the party made the event really special.

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Private Party

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Payam's performance is excellent and he has a very likable personality. We all enjoyed his presence at the party. I would rehire Payam and highly recommend him to others.

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2016
Oct
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Birthday Party (Adult)
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2016
May
4
Meeting
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12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
2016
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2015
May
2
Private Party
Pasadena, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Jul
19
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Newport Beach, CA
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
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15
Private Party
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2014
Apr
26
Private Party
Huntington Beach, CA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2014
Apr
2
Grand Opening
Irvine, CA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2014
Mar
6
Grand Opening
Huntington Beach, CA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2014
Mar
4
Corporate Function
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2014
Mar
1
Wedding
San Clemente, CA
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
Santana
Can't Stop
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Oye Como Va/Samba Pa Ti
Santana
Little Wing
Jimi Hendrix
While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Norwegian Wood
Beatles
Autumn Leaves
Johnny Mercer
Black Orpheus
Luis Bonfi
Classical Guitar Preludes 1-4
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Crash Into Me
Dave Mathews Band
Satelite
Dave Matthews Band
Scarborough Fair
Simon and Garfunkel
Feel'in Groovey
Simon and Garfunkel
Classical Guitar Lutesuite Eminor
J.S. Bach
Clocks (guitar transcription)
Cold Play
Classical Guitar Rumors de la Caleta
Isaac Albeniz
Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
Good Bye Blue Sky
Pink Floyd
Interstate Love Song
Stone Temple Pilots
Reniassance Guitar Pieces
Luys de Narvaez
Gnossienne no. 1-3
Erik Satie
Subterrainian Homesick Alien
Radiohead
Karma Police
Radiohead
The Greeting Song
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Under the Bridge
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Another Brick in the Wall Part 2
Pink Floyd
Classical Guitar B minor Study
Fernando Sor
Classical Guitar Fandanguillo
Fernando Moreno Torroba
Losing My Religion
R.E.M.
Lie In Our Graves
Dave Matthews Band
#41
Dave Matthews Band
Classical Guitar Gol-E-Gandom
Traditional, Lilly Afshar
Like A Stone
Audio Slave
Play the Game
Payam Larijani
It's All Up to You
Payam Larijani
Classical Guitar Aria Alla Francese
Allesandro Scarlatti, trans. Larijani
Classical Guitar Sakura Japanese
Yoquiro Yocoh
Classical Guitar Gavotte I and II
J.S. Bach
Drive
Incubus
7 Caged Tigers
Stone Temple Pilots
Santaria
Sublime
Would
Alice in Chains
I Am Mine
Pearl Jam
Green Disease
Pearl Jam
Crop Duster
Pearl Jam
Save You
Pearl Jam
Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
I Shot the Sheriff
Bob Marley
Naked in the Rain
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Light My Fire
The Doors
Bushleaguer
Pearl Jam
Help on the Way
Jerry Garcia
Blackbird
The Beatles
The Zephyr Song
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Can't Stop
Red Hot Chili Peppers
On Mercury
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Minor Thing
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Cabron
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Forever In Love
Kenny G
End of the Night
Kenny G
In the Rain
Kenny G
The Wedding Song
Kenny G
The Traditional Wedding March
Richard Wagner
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
Tune Up
Miles Davis
Politik
Cold Play
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
Coldplay
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Please note Payam Larijani will also travel to East Irvine, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Tustin, Aliso Vajeo, Santa Ana, Silverado, Laguna Beach, Orange, Rancho Santa Margarita, Trabuco Canyon, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Laguna Niguel, Balboa Island, Balboa, Villa Park, Anaheim, Fountain Valley, San Juan Capistrano, Garden Grove, Atwood, Corona, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, Yorba Linda, Capistrano Beach, Midway City.
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