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Dr. Keith Calmes

Acoustic Guitarist from Ocean Grove, NJ Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 14 Reviews
  • 24 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2013
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $150 per event

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Dr. Keith Calmes has been performing solo guitar music professionally since 1985. A graduate of The Juilliard School and University of Southern California School of Music, Keith has performed at venues such as Carnegie Recital Hall and is ready to play appropriate music for your special event! Keith is a specialist at playing wedding ceremonies and background music as an instrumental acoustic and electric guitarist. In addition to playing guitar, Keith is also an excellent player of the ukulele, mandolin, banjo, electric bass. lap steel (Hawaiian guitar), and pedal steel. Coined a "master musician" by Guitar for the Practicing Musician Magazine, Keith Calmes earned degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California, California State University Northridge and The Juilliard School. As winner of the Artists International competition, Keith gave his Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1992. Mel Bay Publications has published several of his books, including Guitar Music of the 16th Century and Gospel Favorites for Classical Guitar. During the last few years, Keith's performances have included lecture-recitals at the national conventions of the American String Teachers Association and the Guitar Foundation of America, concerts of the complete solo guitar works of Heitor Villa-Lobos, concertos with Monmouth Symphony, and the premieres of many solo works. Keith actively records, both as a soloist and with prominent Dutch composer Chiel Meijering. Recently presented with an Outstanding Educator award from The College of New Jersey, Keith teaches guitar at Wall High School in New Jersey.


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Review by Gwen E.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 5, 2017From Asbury Park, NJ

Dr. Keith Calmes was an absolute pleasure to work with and the perfect guitarist for our outdoor garden ceremony. He was extremely open and willing to learn all of our requests, was quick to respond e-mails and was overall very easy to work with. He is extremely talented! Our guests raved about his music even after the wedding! I would highly recommend him for any event.

Dr. Keith Calmes:

Thank you for having me play at your beautiful ceremony!

Review by Lotta K.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 10, 2016From Southampton, NY

Keith was brilliant and handled everything so smoothly before, during and after the event. He is very talented and can play just about anything. I would highly recommend him for any type of event. Great guy!

Dr. Keith Calmes:

Thank you, Lotta! It was a beautiful wedding.

Review by brandi h.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 22, 2016From Spring Lake, NJ

Keith was very accomadating and very pleasant to work with!

Dr. Keith Calmes:

Thanks! It was a beautiful wedding! Glad to be a part of it.

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Song List

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  • You name it | I play it
  • Banana Pancakes | Jack Johnson
  • Better Together | Jack Johnson
  • Over the Rainbow | Hawaiian or Standard Version
  • Redemption Song | Bob Marley
  • You Lift Me Up | Josh Groban
  • Hallelujah | Leonard Cohen, etc.
  • The Wedding Song (There is Love) | Paul Stookey
  • In My Life | The Beatles
  • Blackbird | The Beatles
  • Home | Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's
  • Home | Philip Phillips
  • Angel | Jack Johnson
  • Running | No Doubt/Gwen Stefani
  • A Thousand Years | Christina Perri
  • Fur Elise | Beethoven
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring | Bach
  • Bridal March | Wagner
  • Canon in D | Pachelbel
  • Romance | Anonymous
  • Cavatina (from The Deer Hunter) | Stanley Myers
  • The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba | Handel
  • Trumpet Voluntary | Clarke/Purcell
  • Marry Me | Train
  • I Choose You | Sara Bareilles
  • More Than Words | Extreme
  • Fields of Gold | Sting
  • Can't Help Falling in Love | Elvis
  • Danny Boy | Traditional Irish
  • Grow Old with You | Adam Sandler
  • Everything I Do | Bryan Adams
  • All You Need is Love | The Beatles
  • Something | The Beatles
  • Here, There and Everywhere | Beatles
  • Classical Gas | Mason Williams


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Date Selected: 11/27/2021

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Upcoming Events

December 21, 2021 • Wedding
Tue4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Towaco, NJ

Past Events

September 3, 2021 • Wedding Ceremony
Fri4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Sellersville, PA
November 3, 2018 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Asbury Park, NJ
August 4, 2018 • Celebration
Sat3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Asbury Park, NJ
July 21, 2018 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Philadelphia, PA
July 7, 2018 • Community Event
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Highlands, NJ
August 5, 2017 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Asbury Park, NJ
June 17, 2017 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Asbury Park, NJ
June 4, 2017 • Wedding Reception
Sun5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Philadelphia, PA
October 15, 2016 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Beach Haven, NJ
October 8, 2016 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Belmar, NJ
September 10, 2016 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Southampton, NY
July 22, 2016 • Wedding Ceremony
Fri4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Spring Lake, NJ

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