Jon Walters

Guitar from San Diego, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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19 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2007

$150 - $800 per event
About
Jon Walters specializes in solo guitar work for any occasion. Jon creates the perfect atmosphere for events of all sizes with his diverse set lists and ambient style. Though his main idiom is classic jazz and standards, Jon can also bring a fresh approach to popular tunes and classical pieces as well. Jon can perform unaccompanied for a warm, ambient, and mood-setting feel (perfect for weddings or more intimate events) or play to quality backing tracks to provide the sound of a full band at the cost of a solo performer. Jon is experienced with all stages of event planning, from working with vendors to performing for wedding ceremonies or just setting a great mood so the party runs smoothly. Jon is a respected local guitarist known for his work with the ensemble the 'Third Coast Jazz Band' and the 12-piece big band 'Swing Shift.' Jon is also available for sub work and regularly sits in with other groups around the San Diego area, in addition to his solo guitar work. Duo/trio and group performances are also available.

Other points to ponder when considering Jon for your event: Jon is a consumate professional who comes with excellent references. He is reliable, courteous, well-dressed, and easy to work with. He has performed for events of all sizes, from back yard birthday events to The Academy Awards/Oscar's pre-party event in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Jon has performed for celebrity weddings, such as the wedding of Leanne Rimes in 2011 and Chad Lowe in 2011. Always up for new challenges, Jon is willing to try special arrangements of your favorite tunes and never charges extra for multiple performance locations or early set-ups.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years

Wedding Ceremony

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We're so glad we chose Jon for our wedding ceremony and reception. Jon and Third Coast Jazz were extremely professional. They arrived on time, set up quickly, and were dressed nicely. They are very talented, and allowed us to make specific requests for special times during our wedding. They played at an ideal volume, which allowed everyone to enjoy both the music; and their conversations in our intimate venue. All of our guests couldn't say enough about how much they enjoyed the music! We loved hearing so many of our jazz favorites, and didn't want our reception to come to an end! Thank you Jon for adding to our perfect day! We highly recommend him for any occasion!!

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Anniversary Party

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Jon was so great! He came and played for my parents 60th anniversary dinner. He learned songs we wanted played that he didn't already know. He is incredibly talented, very nice/pleasant to work with. He came early to set up . We all were very impressed and he made the night even more special. I would recommend home to anyone.

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Private Party

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Wedding Ceremony

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Jon played the guitar for our wedding ceremony. Prior to our event, he was always very prompt in responding to any questions we had. Jon made coordinating the music very simple. He is extremely professional and talented. The music sounded wonderful. I would highly recommend him.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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He was a fabulous addition to the evening. Everything I hoped for. Highly recommend.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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We hired Jon to play guitar at my Mother's 80th birthday party. Everything about the event was perfect. Jon arrived early to set up and he was easygoing and professional in everything. All of our guests enjoyed Jon's blending of songs from the American popular songbook with jazz standards and bossa nova. Jon even took the time to learn a song that was very special to my Mom. Jon helped create a wonderful ambience that really made the party. We enjoyed the music so much we extended the gig. We look forward to hiring him again and recommend him without reservation.

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Wedding Reception

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Jon was awesome! He was great to work with and played our requests beautifully. The volume was perfect for the venue; our guests were able to enjoy the music yet hear each other speak. I got many compliments from my guests on the music. Thank you so much, Jon!!!!

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Cocktail Party

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Jon was prompt arriving, early actually, and very courteous setting up. He had communicated very effectively with me well before our event, and came perfectly attired for the party setting. Jon had prepared a great playlist with a lot of variety, but all well matched to my stated preferences. His performance during our party was most enjoyable, and completely balanced to be easy to listen to, while never conflicting with our guests' interactions. I can't praise him enough.

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Celebration

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Our party was a private home reception held for my son and his wife. Along with being early, Jon was professional,charming and ready to accommodate any request we asked of him. Many guests commented on how Jon's music enhanced the party and added an elegant touch to the gathering. I would highly recommend Jon - he was awesome!

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2018
Oct
5
Wedding Ceremony
La Jolla, CA
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2018
Mar
3
Anniversary Party
San Diego, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Feb
15
Private Party
Del Mar, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Sep
19
Wedding Ceremony
San Diego, CA
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2014
Jul
12
Private Party
San Diego, CA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2014
Apr
5
Wedding
San Diego, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2013
Sep
14
Wedding Ceremony
La Jolla, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2012
Oct
28
Wedding Ceremony
Murrieta, CA
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2012
Mar
31
Wedding Ceremony
Palm Springs, CA
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2012
Mar
10
Birthday Party (Adult)
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2011
Dec
23
Birthday Party (Adult)
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2011
Dec
15
Christmas Party
Del Mar, CA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
My Romance
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Lil Darlin
Neal Hefti
Girl from Ipanema
AC Jobim
Let's Stay Together
All Green
Overjoyed
S Wonder
Isn't She Lovely
S Wonder
Will You Still Be Mine?
standard
L.O.V.E
standard
Misty
Standard
Manha De Carnival
standard
How Insensitive
Ac Jobim
Isn't It Romantic?
standard
Body and Soul
standard
Blackbird
Beatles
What a Wonderful World
L Armstrong
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
Minuet
Bach
Canon in D
traditional/pachabel
Gavotte
Bach
Study #7
Carcassi
Bouiree
Bach
Bianco Fiore
C Negri
Besame Mucho
standard
Once I Loved
Jobim
In a Mellow Tone
Duke Ellington
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Folk Guitar
Brazilian Guitar
Ambient Guitar
Blues Acoustic Guitar
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
70's Hits Acoustic Guitar
50's Hits Acoustic Guitar
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Please note Jon Walters will also travel to Poway, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido, Del Mar, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Cardiff By The Sea, La Jolla, Encinitas, El Cajon, Lakeside, Ramona, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Vista, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Oceanside, Valley Center, Alpine, Coronado, Bonsall, Lincoln Acres, National City, Bonita, San Luis Rey, Chula Vista, Pauma Valley, Jamul.
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