Scott Kacenga

Acoustic Guitar from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$200 - $800 per event
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About
Scott Kacenga is a solo, instrumental guitarist specializing in weddings and other special events throughout the Tri-State area. Scott performs unique, beautiful interpretations of popular, jazz, and classical music. In addition to pure solo arrangements, he uses looping technology to create seamless melodies and improvisations over a second guitar part (2 musicians for the price of one!).
Scott plays an electric-classical Godin, an instrument that combines the warmth and intimacy of a classical guitar with the versatility of an electric instrument. A microphone will be made available free of charge upon request. Self–powered amplification is available for performances outside (e.g., parks, beaches, vineyards, boats, etc.).
Based out of Brooklyn, Scott serves New York City as well as New York state, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much do you charge?
Rates are based on a variety of factors, and generally range from $300-$800. A deposit is required upon the signing of the contract.

What about music before the ceremony?
Typically the pre-ceremony music (Prelude) is 20–30 min. long. Therefore, if your ceremony begins at 5 PM, you want to hire your performer from 430.

Do you use amplification?
Yes. I provide the necessary equipment and have battery-powered amplification for events where no power is available.

Do you have any specific setup requirements? I require one electrical outlet and one armless chair.

Do you take requests? I am always looking to expand my repertoire, and will typically be able to learn new pieces at no extra cost.

What about ceremony music? In general, I recommend choosing one song for the wedding party, one for each partner processing, and something for the recessional when the ceremony is over. I play lots of weddings and am happy to provide recommendations should you need them.

What do you wear?
Formal black attire, unless otherwise specified.

When do you arrive?
45 min. before the agreed-upon start time.

Do we meet in person?
Typically all arrangements can be made by phone, e-mail, or Skype. However if you prefer to meet in person, I am happy to schedule a meeting in New York City.

When is the final payment due?
The final payment is due the day of your event. For weddings I recommend delegating payment delivery to a family member or someone in the wedding party.
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Scott is a true professional. He was very accommodating regarding all request and was even willing to learn new music. Scott arrived on time to my surprise wedding dressed appropriately and played beautifully. Scott was very easy to coordinate plans with for our event. I felt Scott helped to make an already special day even more special. Thanks Scott, I would definitely recommend you to a friend and would keep you in mind for any future events.

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Engagement Party

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Wedding Ceremony

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Scott was absolutely amazing! He was completely accommodating with our song selection and even learned a new song just for our ceremony. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone!

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Scott was always attentive to our emails leading up to our big day. He was very insightful when necessary. Upon the big day, he arrived on time and ready to go. He was self sufficient and did not require any help. His set during our ceremony was beautiful and he followed the cues perfectly. Although I didn't get to enjoy his set during cocktail hour, I heard nothing but good things about his playing. Scott will definitely get our recommendation for any future events!

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We hired Scott to play at our wedding Ceremony this past November and he well exceeded our expectations! Coordinating with him ahead of time was an ease, he responded quickly to answer all of my questions and gave me a strong sense of confidence that he was one vendor I didn't need to stress about! He arrived early to set up and corrdinated wonderfully with all of our vendors. Hearing his music live as I walked down the isle was truly awesome as he is so talented and moving with his music style. We are so happy we choose him, his music truly added a special meaningful moment to our wedding day. Thanks Scott!!! -Rosie + Chris

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Corporate Function

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We used Scott at a corporate cocktail reception event. The venue was a beautiful room in a beautiful NYC hotel. It was a great job and Scott was easy and a pleasure to deal with. A definite recommend!

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Scott played for my wedding pre-ceremony and ceremony. He was incredibly professional and accommodating to our requests. Besides being able to play all of the standard songs, he learned and arranged an unusual song for us. He was very easy-going and comfortable to talk with on the phone. 100% recommend - It was a pleasure to work with Scott.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Scott is simply great. So professional, yet chill: a genuinely nice guy & kind soul with lots of talent!

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The wedding party was a little late to the garden that morning, but Scott was already there entertaining our guests with his repertoire. He was early that morning and he worked so well with our coordinator. He was very willing to work with us on our music selection and he also made great recommendations that sounded great on an acoustical guitar. We ended up going with his recommendations and they were perfect. Plus, he's easy to communciate with and friendly. I would hire him again.

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Cocktail Party

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Booked Scott for a cocktail party in our home Scott's professionalism is impeccable. He's responsible, kind, and accommodating. He kept the party going and even played any requests people had. He certainly livened up the event. Thanks Scott!

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2018
Jul
1
Wedding
Washingtonville, NY
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Apr
20
Wedding
Smithtown, NY
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Oct
21
Wedding Ceremony
Union, NJ
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Jul
8
Engagement Party
Darien, CT
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Jul
1
July 4th Party
Wilton, CT
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Jun
17
Wedding
Brooklyn, NY
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2014
Oct
1
Wedding Ceremony
New York City, NY
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2014
Sep
27
Wedding Ceremony
New York City, NY
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
2014
Sep
6
Wedding Ceremony
Pound Ridge, NY
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2014
Jun
21
Wedding Ceremony
Highlands, NJ
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2014
Jun
7
Graduation Party
West Islip, NY
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Mar
30
Cocktail Party
Massapequa, NY
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Falling Slowly
Theme from Once
Landslide
Fleetwood Mac
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
J.S. Bach
Air on the G String
Schumann
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
Wagner
Ave Maria
Schubert
Godfather theme
Nino Rota
Ode to Joy
Beethoven
Simple Gifts
Elder Joseph
Just the 2 of us
Bill Withers
Forever Young
Bob Dylan's
At Last
Etta James
Here Comes the Sun
Beatles
In My Life
Beatles
All You Need is Love
Beatles
Norwegian Wood
Beatles
Wiild Horses
Rolling Stones
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Arlen
I can't Help Falling in Love with You
Elvis
Hotel California
Eagles
Both Sides Now
Joni Mitchell
You are the Sunshine of My Life
Stevie Wonder
Georgia on my Mind
Carmichael
No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffet
Moon River
Henry Mancini
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Heart of Life
John Mayer
Waiting on the World to Change
John Mayer
Misty
Garner
Body and Soul
Green/Heyman/Sour/Eyton
Greensleeves
traditional
Rondo
J.S. Bach
Sleepers, Wake
J.S. Bach
Gavotte
J.S. Bach
Melody (Op. 68, No. 1)
Schumann
Little Cradle Song
Schumann
Humming Song
Schumann
Three Minuets
Haydn
Claire de Lune
Debussy
Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky
Chanson Triste
Tchaikovsky
Concerto No. 1
Tchaokovsky
Corcovado
Jobim
One Note Samba
Jobim
Round Midnight
Monk
Blues for Alice
Parker
Autumn Leaves
Mercer
I Can't Get Started
Duke
Days of Wine and Roses
Mancini
Satin Doll
Ellington
Green Dolphin St
Kaper/Washington
All the Things You Are
Kern/Hammerstein
All of Me
Simmons/Marks
Stella by Starlight
Young/Washington
Moonlight in Vermont
Blackburn
Autumn in New York
Duke
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Top 40 Acoustic Guitar
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
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
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Scott Kacenga will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
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