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Dr. Keith Calmes Classical Guitarist from Cherry Hill, NJ

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 23 Reviews
  • 37 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2013
  • 5 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 Daniel W.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on August 17, 2023From Princeton, NJ

Dr. Keith Calmes was played at our wedding reception and truly made it special for all our guests. We hired him last minute, and he was very easy to communicate with and quick to respond. His playing is effortless, musical, and sincere, and you can feel his love for performing. Total professional. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone!!

Review by Kinga W.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 7, 2023From Wayne, PA

Dr. Keith Calmes was absolutely wonderful. He was so easy communicate with and continued prompt responses whenever there were questions. We had even changed one of our songs last minute and he was more than happy to learn and play the song. He played through out ceremony and cocktail hour and we could not have been more happy. We would recommend Dr. Keith Calmes for anyone who is looking for a warm, calm, acoustic guitar vibe for any event. We could not have been happier with him.

Review by Rachael M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on May 28, 2023From Essington, PA

Dr. Keith was a consummate professional and played beautifully for our afternoon garden style party. I would hire him again and his playing style fit perfectly with the surroundings. He was also unassuming and didn’t require an audience’s attention which was what I asked for. Played beautiful background music for our party. Mostly classical, classic rock and reggae songs. All instrumental, no vocals.

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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

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

March 20, 2024 • Corporate Function
Wed6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Philadelphia, PA

Past Events

February 24, 2024 • Anniversary Party
Sat5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Chalfont, PA
August 5, 2023 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Wayne, PA
July 1, 2023 • Wedding Reception
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Princeton, NJ
May 13, 2023 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Essington, PA
November 5, 2022 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Macungie, PA
October 1, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Toms River, NJ
September 4, 2022 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Asbury Park, NJ
September 3, 2022 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Red Bank, NJ
July 8, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Fri6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Syosset, NY
July 1, 2022 • Rehearsal Dinner
Fri4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Ardmore, PA
June 16, 2022 • Cocktail Party
Thu5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Philadelphia, PA
May 14, 2022 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Philadelphia, PA

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