Justin Houchin - Guitarist

Classical Guitar from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$200 - $1500 per event
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About
Justin Houchin is a highly experienced musician, a passionate performer, and maintains a friendly professionalism. With years of experience performing for events of all sizes and traditions throughout Southern California, Europe and the Bay Area, he has the talent and expertise to ensure that the musical portion of your event will be stress-free and exactly to your liking. 
He is fluent in many musical styles, including classical, jazz, popular, folk, Spanish, and South American, and holds a B.M. in guitar performance from the San Francisco Conservatory where he studied with Grammy Award winning guitarist Sergio Assad. Justin has won numerous awards for his performances including the 2010 Avanti award and is a regular performer at Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco. 
He treats each event on an individual basis, and enjoys collaborating with his clients over e-mail, phone, Skype or in-person consultations. If you are unsure of the music that would best suit your needs, he has the expertise and intuition to help create the perfect musical sound-scape for your special event. He has a number of standard wedding pieces that have been beautifully arranged for the classical guitar. And if you're looking for non-traditional repertoire he can even arrange your favorite songs. 


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25+ GigMasters Bookings
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

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We hired Justin to play our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and our dinner. He was absolutely phenomenal to work with. From early on he accommodated our schedule in planning the song choices and made a few excellent suggestions that we had never heard, but ultimately ended up loving. Aside from his professionalism, Justin is a very nice guy. By the end of our experience with him, we can legitimately say we were sad to see him go! It felt more like a close (very talented) friend playing for us, rather than a hired guitarist we had never met in person. We would whole-heartedly recommend entrusting Justin with the music of your special occasion.

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Absolutely perfect. Justin was friendly, professional, prompt and played our special requests better than we could have imagined. Thank you!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Justin was such a pleasure to work with. From the initial contact and the phone and email conversations before our event. We loved all of the songs he played and his playing style. We even had some 'sing-a-longs' at the end. We had an intimate dinner, outside with friends, on a lovely vineyard property in Napa Valley and having Justin there made it even more special. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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Anniversary Party

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Justin called and emailed ahead of the anniversary evening to check in. He arrived early to the party, was dressed very professionally, was very lovely to deal with,played beautifully and added just what we had hoped for to the feeling of the night. We would love to have him come and play again for any special event in the future.

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Justin was an excellent compliment to our wedding ceremony. Easy to work with, professional and extremely talented. Would recommend to anyone wholeheartedly.

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I selected Justin for several reasons: I was getting married at City Hall and in his bid he mentioned that he had played there before and was familiar with the venue and the acoustics. He would therefore know that vendors need to enter through a special security dock in order to scan his guitar case (government building protocol). These little details were very important to me. On the day, Justin arrived early and was ready to go right on time, played beautifully through the ceremony, and helped to create the perfect mood. All my guests agreed that his music added that extra touch to make the event truly magical.

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Justin was great to work with. His playing style and sound was perfect for our wedding ceremony, very romantic but festive and bright at the same time. He has a wide repertoire but was also willing to learn a new song that we specifically wanted him to play. He even offered to make a recording of the song and send it to us. He was very professional and made himself available for all of the rehearsals and walk-throughs before the actual event. We would definitely work with him again!

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Justin was a pleasure to work with, and provided beautiful, moving music for my wedding. He played before and during the ceremony, and worked with me to arrange a song that I sang at the wedding. I met with Justin twice, and both times he was professional, friendly and helpful. He played through a wide variety of music for us, helping us narrow down what we wanted, and I loved the options he provided. For the song that I sang, Justin offered to send me a recording of himself playing so that I could practice. This was incredible. When my processional music started, I was immediately in tears. The music fit the mood perfectly, and Justin played beautifully!

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Justin was very professional and affable. He was able to adjust his repertoire to accommodate our taste. Our guests commented very favorably about the music provided by Justin.

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Justin played on my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He was professional from the initial contact to the very end. He offered Skype session for us to decide on key songs for the ceremony. In the month of wedding preparation crunch, it was very convenient for me. As a bride, I don't remember too much detail about his music on the day of (stimulation overload!), but I remember his music perfectly matched the atmosphere and beautiful vineyards in the background. I only wish that the music was played a bit louder.... (which by the way is our DJ's fault. not Justin's). I would strongly recommend him to anyone! Thanks, Justin!!

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2019
May
17
Wedding
Sausalito, CA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Jul
14
Birthday Party (Adult)
Santa Rosa, CA
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
May
5
Wedding Reception
San Francisco, CA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Apr
29
Event
San Francisco, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Apr
22
Wedding Ceremony
San Jose, CA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Oct
7
Wedding Ceremony
San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Sep
24
Wedding Ceremony
Pacifica, CA
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Jul
23
Birthday Party (Adult)
Fairfax, CA
5:30 AM - 7:30 AM
2015
Aug
22
Anniversary Party
Santa Rosa, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2015
Jul
11
Wedding
San Francisco, CA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2015
May
30
Celebration
Tiburon, CA
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2014
Dec
6
Corporate Function
San Francisco, CA
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Canon in D
Johann Pachelbel
Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
Wedding March
Felix Mendelssohn
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
J.S. Bach
Ave Maria
Franz Schubert
Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles
Blackbird
The Beatles
Autumn Leaves
Romanza
Spanish Traditional
Solea
Flamenco Traditional
Moonlight Sonata
L.V. Beethoven
Schottish Choro
Villa-lobos
Julia Florida
Barrios Mangore
Evocation
Jaun Jose Merlin
Los Caujaritos
Ignacio Figuerdo
Pasillaneado
Venezuelan Traditional
Lagrima
Francisco Tarrega
Oliveras
F. Moreno Torroba
Los Mayos
F. Moreno Torroba
Serenata
Carlo Domeniconi
Fantasia X
Alanso Mudarra
Fantasia X Allemande
J.S. Bach
Allemande
J.S. Bach
Passacaglia in D
S.L. Weiss
La Rose
Mauro Giuliani
Julia's Habanera
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Day Turns into Night
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The Vine
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Please note Justin Houchin - Guitarist will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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