John P. Martinez Guitarist Extrordinaire

Guitar from Albuquerque, NM - Will travel up to 220 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2008
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$100 - $500 per hour
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About
Music for me is simply a life-long love! My very first gig was when I was 10 years old playing drums in my brothers band jamming out to Ventures and basically surfer music. I started playing guitar when I was 8 years old and eventually moved on from Ventures music to The Beatles, Led Zepplin, CSN, Allman Brothers and then finally to Al Di Meola and Larry Carlton and so many others. I felt compelled to learn more about music and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Classical Guitar Performance degree in 1986. Classical Guitar music goes back to the 15th & 16th centuries but I really needed to join the 20th century so I moved to Hollywood to attend Musician's Institute and the Guitar Institute of Technology(GIT). I Graduated in 1987. GIT is like a business vocational institute for musicians and it was fantastic. I got to meet and attend performances from many of my guitar idols and in some cases I got to play with them, too.
Over the years I have performed at the Tennessee Inaugural Ball in 1998 for Bill Clinton's second inauguation plus TV, radio, studio, night clubs, hotel gigs, private parties, weddings & receptions, arts & crafts fairs, art gallery openings, business functions, etc, etc.
My solo guitar and vocal performance includes Contemporary Acoustic Guitar, Core Classical Guitar from Renaissance & Baroque to Spanish Romantic to Contemporary arrangements of Classic Rock tunes( Beatles, Classical Gas, etc.), Jazz & Jazz Fusion plus excellent vocal music including Beatles, Crosby,Stills & Nash, James Taylor to Garth Brookes & Keith Urban plus numerous light romantic tunes, some spanish ballads, some Flamenco Style pieces and some original music. I try very hard to provide a versatile music performance that can be appreciated by most age ranges and musical tastes. From "Bach to Rock" John P Martinez will provide music for all Occasions! GUITAR LESSONS,TOO!
Additional Great Reviews, too:

Jen Mines's Review
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Jen Mines , married on 09/22/2018
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John was fantastic!

John Martinez was the star of our wedding. As recent arrivals to Santa Fe, we decided to opt for a guitarist rather than a dj and it was one of the best decisions we could have made. John played for several hours and a variety of music selections. He also worked closely with us in picking our first dance song. John's experience with playing weddings was obvious after our first meeting and was extremely helpful in helping us in organizing our music selection (a big plus since my wife and I were really unfamiliar with the process). John played at our wedding for several hours and my family/friends were constantly asking how we were able to find such a great guitarist. Hands down, he was a great wedding addition and we were really happy with his performance.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 10+ years

Fundraiser

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We hired John for a private house party fundraiser with a specific theme. Prior to the event John had great communication with us on what he would provide, timing, set up needs and pricing. At the event he was professional. He arrived on time, had a great set- up, and his music was perfect for our crowd and theme. I would enthusiastically recommend him .

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John P. Martinez Guitarist Extrordinaire’s Response:

Hey There Susan wow what an awesome review. I really enjoyed playing at that beautiful home and your very appreciative and friendly group. I was so glad that they enjoyed the music, that always makes my day. I know you raised a lot of money for those doggies and kitties and am honored to have participated in your special event. Thanks again for the great review, John Martinez

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Corporate Function

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John was amazing and the perfect choice fir our function.He is extremely talented and everyone enjoyed his selections and personalize I will definitely use him again

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John P. Martinez Guitarist Extrordinaire’s Response:

Howdy Susan, What a great review I super appreciate it! Playing for your group was really fun and I even had a couple of friends there. Everyone was very gracious to me and even clapping. Very Cool!!! Sincerely, John Martinez

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Memorial Service

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John could not have been better! He made my event truly perfect. His voice is so smooth and beautiful, he was friendly, communicative, on-time (a little early even), professional and everything was great. I just can't say how much we all appreciated his music but having the total event go so smoothly was just an added bonus. We truly recommend John and I hope we stay in touch with him. I told him we were going to be his new groupies. Thank you John -

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Wedding Ceremony

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John played for our wedding. We spoke to many guatarists and when we met John he made us feel comfortable and went through all of his songs more then once to make sure we had the perfect play list. We wanted him to play God Bless the Broken Road, which he did and was amazing! We could not be happier with John's performance. We highly recommend him to anyone!

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John P. Martinez Guitarist Extrordinaire’s Response:

Hi Leeandra I hope and Eric you are still as happy today as you were during your awesome wedding. It was a pleasure and a privilege to perform for your special day! Also, this is an amazing review and I love it. Thanks so much and please come to a gig sometime. God Bless you and your family!!!! Sincerely, John Martinez

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Wedding Ceremony

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We hired John to play for our wedding in May and he did a wonderful job! He was friendly and easy to work with and learned a new song just for our wedding, that he played and sang. He is an exceptionally talented musician and a wonderful person, and I would highly recommend him for any event.

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Wedding Reception

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Talented & professional - highly recommend!

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Anniversary Party

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We were so happy that John could play at our parents' 50th wedding anniversary. He played and sang a wide variety of songs that everyone enjoyed. Many of the guests even asked how they could contact John for future events. John helped make this special celebration an event to remember. We would definitely ask John to play at future events. He was a pleasure to work with.

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Wedding Reception

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John did a fine job with instrumentals and songs that he sung. I requested background music and that's what I got. The guests appreciated it so they could talk during the reception. I was already familiar with John as we heard him perform elsewhere.

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We hope to use him again for a future event!

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John P. Martinez Guitarist Extrordinaire’s Response:

I am happy for the review that the client gave me but I really I feel the score should have been higher especially the score of 3. This was a 5 hour solo gig and I have never played a solo for this long. It was a marathon and I never repeated a tune. I also had a cold which made it even more difficult and did affect me performance marginally. I still really enjoyed performing, I received lots of compliments and picked up 2 new guitar students. As always, I am appreciative for the work and a special thanks to Tiffany for hiring me!!!!

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Coldwater Creek
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El Pinto
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Bear Canyon
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Tamaya Resort
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2019
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Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
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Atria
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2019
Oct
6
Atria
Albuquerque, NM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2019
Oct
6
Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival
Albuquerque, NM
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
2019
Oct
5
Vessel Health
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7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
2019
Oct
4
Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Sep
29
Manzono Del Sol
Albuquerque, NM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2019
Sep
28
Blame Her Ranch
Santa Fe, NM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
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27
Tamaya Resort
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2019
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Canyon Club
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2019
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Museum of Natural History
Albuquerque, NM
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Star of the County Down
Irish Love Song
Fields of Gold
Sting
Neon Moon
Brookes & Dunn
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Shady Grove
Traditional Bluegrass
Star of the County Down
Traditional Irish
Carolina On My Mind
James Taylor
If You Could Read My Mind
Gordon Lightfoot
La Bamba
Richie Valens
Get Together
The Youngbloods
Sailing
Christopher Cross
The Dance
Garth Brookes
I Choose You
Sara Barielles
It Doesn't Matter
Firefall
Smooth Operator
Sade
Ida Y Vuelta
Strunz & Farah
500 Miles High
Chick Corea
Anochecer- Flamenco Style
Strunz & Farah
Arlington
Wailin Jennys
Besa Me Mucho
Spanish Ballad
Black Orpheus
Latin Jazz
Blackbird
Beatles
Blue Bossa
Latin Jazz Standard
Bouree
JS Bach
Bubble Shuffle
Larry Carlton
Can't Find My Way Home
Blind Faith
Candle in the Wind
Elton John
Capricio Arabe
Spanish Classical
Carnival
Natalie Merchant
Chesnuts Roasting on Open Fire
Jazz Version Christmas
Cinderella
Firefall
Classical Gas
Mason Williams
Danny's Song
Kenny Loggins
Desperado
Eagles
Down By The Water
Decembrists
Central Park
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Dust in the Wind
Kansas
Eight Days A Week
Beatles
Eleanor Rigby
Beatles
Eres Tu
Spanish Ballad
Estudio 1
Fernando Sor
Estudio 5
Fernando Sor
Estudio 13
Fernanado Sor
You May be Right
Billy Joel
Everly Brothers Medley
Everly Brothers
Everything I Do I Do For You
Bryan Adams
Fire & Rain
James Taylor
Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra
Follow Me
John Denver
From the Beginning
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Girl
Beatles
Girl From Ipanema
Sergio Mendez
God Bless the Broken Road
Rascall Flatts
Greensleeves 16th Century Version
Renaissance Classical
Helplessly Hoping
Crosby,Stills & Nash
Here Comes the Sun
Beatles
Here, There & Everywhere- Classical Arrangement
Beatles Classical Guitar
Honey Suckle Rose
John Martinez- Funk Blues
Hotel California
Eagles
I Love You Just the Way You Are
Billy Joel
I Want a Love That Will Last
Renee Olsted- Jazz Blues
I Won't Give Up
Jason Mraz
If Today Was Your Last Day
Nickleback
In My Life
Beatles
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
JS Bach
Guantanamera
Spanish Traditional
Lady
Kenny Rogers
Lady Hammonds Alman
Rennaisance
Lady Hunsdon's Alman-Renaissance
John Dowland
Making Memories of Us
Kieth Urban
Malaguena
Spanish Classical
Mary Did You Know
Christmas Ballad
Mexico
James Taylor
Mi Amor Flamenco Style
Armik
Michelle -classical arrangement
Beatles
Moliendo Cafe
Traditional Spanish Reggae
Mood for a Day
Steve Howe-YES
Morning at Molas-acoustic
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Mrs. Robinson
Simon & Garfunkel
Mystic Mile- Blues
Robin Ford
Norwegian Wood
Beatles
Nowhere Man - Acoustic Arrangement
Beatles
Ohio
Neil Young
On an Island With You
Dan Gilbert-Jazz Fusion
Oye Como Va
Santana
Pachebel's Canon
Johann Pachebel
Paraguean Waltz #3
Augustin Barrios
Perhaps Love
John Denver
Preludio in Emi
JS Bach
Renee My Love- acoustic finger style
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Requerdos de la Alhambra
Spanish Classical
Rocky Racoon
Beatles
Romanza
Tradional Classical
Sabor a Mi
Spanish Ballad
Santa Fe Sun - original flamenco
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Scarborough Fair
Simon & Garfunkel
Six Pieces of the Rennaisance
Classical Suite Good Wedding Music
Somebody That I Used to Know
Gotye
Something
Beatles
Something in the Way She Moves
James Taylor
Southern Cross
CSN
Stairway To Heaven
Led Zepplin
Stormy Monday- Blues
Allman Brothers
Story in Your Eyes
Moody Blues
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Crosby,Stills & Nash
Night in White Satin
Moody Blues
Sweet Baby James
James Taylor
Tears in Heaven
Eric Clapton
Tequila Sunrise
Eagles
The Bonnie Swans
Celtic
The Look of Love
Sergio Mendez- Latin Jazz
The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra
Thick As A Brick
Jethro Tull
This Masquerade
George Benson- Jazz Ballad
Thunder Rolls
Garth Brookes
Time in a Bottle
Jim Croce
Tribute to Mahavishnu
john Martinez - Open Acoustic
Tuesday Afternoon
Moody Blues
Venuzuelan Waltz #1
Antonio Lauros
Venzuelan Waltz#4
Antonio Lauros
We Can Work it Out
Beatles
You and Me
Dave Matthews
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Beatles
White Christmas
Jazz Chord Melody
Wind of Change
Acoustic Alchemy
Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
Wooden Ships
Crosby,Stills & Nash
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Gordon Lightfoot
Yesterday-classical jazz style
Beatles
You Say It Best
Allison Krause Country Ballad
Singer
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Acoustic Guitar
One Man Band
Latin Singer
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Flamenco Guitar
Blues Guitar
Latin Guitar
Rock Guitar
Wedding Singer
Singer Guitarist
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Picnic
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Conventions
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Halloween Parties
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First Communions
Luau Parties
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Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Please note John P. Martinez Guitarist Extrordinaire will also travel to Bosque Farms, Laguna, Peralta, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Corrales, Paguate, New Laguna, Angel Fire, Placitas, Belen, Jarales, Bernalillo, Cedar Crest, San Fidel, Algodones, Seboyeta, Sandia Park, Tijeras, Casa Blanca, San Antonio, San Ysidro, Bosque, Pueblo Of Acoma, Milan, Edgewood, San Rafael, Veguita, San Miguel, Isleta.
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