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Jim Armstrong

Classical Guitarist from Pensacola, FL Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 109 Reviews
  • 186 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2009
  • 12 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $200 per event

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From solo guitar to jazz combos or orchestral work, I take pride in the quality and integrity of the music I produce today, and in my professionalism and reliability to every client. In recent years I have focused on becoming a perfect classical guitarist for wedding ceremonies, specializing in outdoor/beach ceremonies with small, battery-powered equipment, including a wireless lapel mic for the officiant to insure that everyone hears the ceremony. In addition to the repertoire listed below, I am open to accommodate special requests for ceremony and/or reception music, and I can normally arrange any song as a beautiful solo guitar piece. I am completely self-contained with all equipment necessary for large to small engagements. For beach ceremonies I am normally ready to play for guests about 30 min. before the start of the ceremony, and I often play for some time afterwards while photos are taken. Playing beautiful music on the guitar is the goal and a love of my life which lends itself beautifully to other occasions as well; with an effortless transition from nylon-string to the sound of electric jazz guitar in the style of my influences, Wes Montgomery and one of my former teachers, George Benson. It will complement any sophisticated and/or romantic setting such as fine dining, wedding receptions, private house parties, corporate receptions or any occasion that intrinsically is a celebration of life itself. It can serve as a most appropriate soundtrack for your occasion. After decades of experience with rock concert acts, show bands and jazz groups, I currently work along the Gulf Coast and deep south either as a soloist, with a female vocalist as a duo, with combos up to 7 pieces and sometimes large orchestras for jazz fests, casinos, resorts and convention centers. My solo repertoire other than wedding ceremonies includes pop, country and jazz standards, Latin sambas, bossa-novas, and pop classics. Many years in the music business have provided me with a diverse repertoire and the ability to adapt to a wide variety of situations or whims. My vocal repertoire ranges from material by Nat Cole and Michael Buble' to James Taylor, Michael Franks, Jimmy Buffet, et al. ***************************************************** My instruments are: an Ibanez arch top electric guitar and a Takamine electric/acoustic nylon-string classical guitar. I also play ukulele and banjo on occasion. I use a Roland guitar synthesizer, a looping device and a Rhythm Composer with personally-programmed (bass and percussion) accompaniment for solo engagements. I am completely self-contained with all equipment needed for large to very small accommodations. Sample Wedding ceremony repertoire: Bridal Chorus (Processional) (Wagner) Canon in D (Pachelbel) Prelude #1. Op.3 (Boydston) Prelude in Dm (Bach) Minuet in G ( " ) Bouree' ( " ) Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring ( " ) Air On The G String ( " ) Ode To Joy (Beethoven) Hymne (Vangelis) Adagio in Gm (Albinoni) Por Ti Mi Corazon (Trad.) Gymnopedie (Satie) Amazing Grace (Walker) Trumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke) Lagrima (Tarrega) River Flows In You (Yiruma) Ave Maria (Schubert) Wedding March (Recessional)(Mendelssohn) Sample Incidental Music: Theme From Romeo & Juliet (A Time For Us) / The Prayer / Marry Me / At Last / When I Fall In Love / Love Me Tender / A Thousand Years / Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme) / Moon River / Better Together / All Of Me / My One and Only Love / To Make You Feel My Love / I Can't Help Falling In Love With You / Thinking Out Loud / Somewhere In Time / Heaven / My Romance / When You Wish Upon A Star / You've Got A Friend / Michelle / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Love Of My Life / Blackbird / Crazy Love / And I Love Her / If / Killing Me Softly / Time In A Bottle / Unchained Melody / As Time Goes By / Speak Softly Love (The Godfather) / Norwegian Wood / Somewhere Over The Rainbow / Here, There & Everywhere / You Raise Me Up / The Wind Beneath My Wings / La Vie En Rose / If I Were A Carpenter / Misty / God Bless The Broken Road / Smile / Someday My Prince Will Come / Til There Was You / If I Had You / I've Got The World On A String / All The Way / If I Fell / A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes / Autumn Leaves/Europa / I Will / In My Life / Here Comes The Sun / Yesterday / Strawberry Fields Forever / My Cherie Amor / If I Only Had A Brain / More Than You Know / Stardust / Someone To Watch Over Me / Girl From Ipanema / Vincent / It Had To Be You / Laura / My Funny Valentine / Wedding Song / Dust In The Wind / Manha de Carnival / The Dance / Unforgettable / Besame Mucho / The Way You Look Tonight / Santa Lucia / Annie's Song / What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life / In A Sentimental Mood / Mona Lisa My repertoire for receptions and other occasions is diverse and lengthy - available upon request.

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Review by Paige J.

Rehearsal DinnerReviewed on March 4, 2022From Fairhope, AL

Jim Armstrong created the perfect ambiance for my son's wedding rehearsal dinner! His music completed my vision for a dinner party that was elegant, yet comfortable. I was confident from our first contact that he knew what we needed and he exceeded my expectations! He created beautiful music and set the tone for the evening as guest arrived and beautifully transitioned from cocktails to dinner and toasts. I received many compliments on the beautiful music as well as how his playing did not overpower the dinner conversations, as I have experienced in other dinners, but added the perfect background. I recommend him 100%! EXCELLENT!

Review by Trisa M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on May 16, 2021From Breaux Bridge, LA

Jim was amazing throughout this whole process! And on top of it the music was beautiful. He is so talented! We really appreciate him being a big part of our day and playing wonderful tunes. I highly recommend him. I hope one day we can meet again soon! Thank you!

Review by Anna Lauren P.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on May 22, 2020From Fort Walton Beach, FL

He is incredible! I highly recommend him to anyone!

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Upcoming Events

May 28, 2022 • Wedd. Ceremony
Sat5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Gulf Shores, AL
June 4, 2022 • Wedd. Ceremony
Sat5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Atmore, AL
July 9, 2022 • Wedd. Rec.
Sat6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Fairhope, AL
September 23, 2022 • Wedding
Fri4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Destin, FL

Past Events

May 15, 2022 • Rec. Henderson Resort
Sun4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Destin, FL
May 14, 2022 • Wedd. Old Christ Church
Sat5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Pensacola, FL
April 24, 2022 • Jazz Brunch - Felix's
Sun12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Mobile, AL
April 17, 2022 • Jazz Brunch - Felix's
Sun12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Mobile, AL
April 14, 2022 • Corp. Rec. Sandestin Hilton
Thu7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sandestin, FL
March 27, 2022 • Jazz Brunch - Felix's
Sun12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Spanish Fort, AL
March 20, 2022 • Jazz Brunch - Felix's
Sun12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Spanish Fort, AL
March 4, 2022 • Rehearsal Dinner
Fri6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Fairhope, AL

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