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Guitar by FORD Guitarist from Seattle, WA

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 23 Reviews
  • 29 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2014
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $150 per event

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hi, I play an eclectic blend of Brazilian classical, American and Latin jazz standards, rock and pop renditions - not covers - and original music - influenced by all of the above. My first classical influence was Julian Bream. Shortly after, I discovered Joe Pass, Herb Ellis and Wes Montgomery, which took me in the direction of solo finger-style jazz. After that John McLaughlin, Steve Hackett, John Scofield and Bill Frisell have influenced my playing. I don't try to copy these masters, only learn from their approach. My music is most conducive to wedding cocktail hours, office receptions, wineries, restaurants, and home parties - anywhere nylon string or jazz guitar is appropriate. I have a weekly restaurant engagement since 2010 plus other recurring gigs. I'm accustom to staying under the conversation, but can entertain when appropriate. I have a good sense of humor. My set list can be tailored to your party with reasonable notice and you can visit my website for reviews and contact me for a set list of songs. Thanks for your interest and hope to hear from you. Any events outside of 100 miles will include travel compensation to be negotiated on individual basis.


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Avg 5.0 | 23 Reviews

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Review by Amir M.

WeddingReviewed on April 1, 2023From Woodinville, WA

Ford was hired as a guitarist for our wedding ceremony and reception. I requested a specific song and he had no problem learning it, playing it and timing my walk down the aisle so it would be perfect. He played background music throughout our reception and did a beautiful job. We would highly recommend him for any event. He arrived early, set up and transitioned completely by himself not once asking us for a thing. He made our reception flawless, cannot thank him enough.

Review by Christopher K.

WeddingReviewed on October 14, 2022From Woodinville, WA

Ford was a wonderful addition to our wedding. He spent extra time planning all of the details with us and everything was flawless. While he started as someone we didn't know, he left us as another friend. Highly recommended.

Guitar by FORD:

Chris & Rissa, Thanks for having me - not just to play, but welcoming me in to be a part of your life experience. It left me with a great memory, not just for myself, but for how you involved everyone in the room. I also left the evening knowing I had made new friends. thanks again. God bless you guys in your future together! sincerely, Ford

Review by Tom T.

Retirement PartyReviewed on July 26, 2017From Seattle, WA

Ford did a fantastic job of accommodating my needs for my retirement party. He made a special effort to not disturb the event in the next room, but yet was loud enough for everyone in my venue to listen and enjoy his music. As far as the music is concerned, his upbeat jazz music fit right in to the occasion. I received numerous compliments on finding him.

Guitar by FORD:

thanks Tom, I appreciate the opportunity to play for you and your friends, and the great review. Best wishes in your future. Enjoy your retirement!! I hope our paths cross again. Ford

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Song List 

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  • All the Things You Are | jazz standard
  • Autumn Leaves | jazz standard
  • Across the universe | Beatles
  • Brown Eye Girl | Van Morrison
  • Here Comes the Sun | Beatles
  • Come Together | Beatles
  • Dust in Wind | Kansas
  • El Farol | Santana
  • Waiting on a Friend | Rolling Stones
  • Light My Fire | Doors
  • End of the World | Skeeter Davis
  • Hide Your Love Away | Beatles
  • I Shot the Sheriff | Bob Marley
  • Nowhere Man | Beatles
  • Time After Time | Cyndy Lauper
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane | John Denver
  • From the Beginning | ELP
  • My Buffalo Girl | Bill Frisell
  • Both Sides Now | Joni Mitchell
  • Poem for Eva | Bill Frisell
  • Gimmee A Holler | Bill Frisell
  • Queen Bee | Taj Mahall
  • Wonderful Tonight | Eric Clapton
  • Wild Horses | Stones
  • In the Summertime | Mungo Jerry
  • Brazilian Portrait | Baden Powell
  • Grauna | Pernumbuco
  • Prelude in D | Bach
  • Romanza | anon
  • Sounds of Bells | Pernumbuco
  • Po Di Mico | Pernumbuco
  • I'll Remember April | jazz standard
  • Lagrima | trad
  • Adelita | trad
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring | Bach
  • Classical Gas | Mason Williams
  • Mood For A Day | Yes
  • Train In the Rain | Bruce Cockburn
  • Days of Wine & Roses | various
  • Besame Mucho | various
  • Black Orpheus | various artists
  • Shadow of Your Smile | various
  • Misty | various
  • Lucky Southern | keith Jarrett
  • The Times Are Changin | Bob Dylan
  • Bluesette | Toots Thielman
  • The Way U Look Tonight | various
  • I Remember You | various
  • I'll Remember April | Grant Green
  • Lullaby of Birdland | varous
  • All Things You Are | various
  • Summertime | various
  • 55 Ford | Ford
  • Morning by Morning | Ford
  • His Hearts Mirage | Ford
  • Goads Groove | Ford
  • Magic Tower | ford
  • Pillow | Ford
  • Hazel Eyes | ford
  • How Cliché | Ford
  • Newton's Muse | Ford
  • Fat Cat | Ford
  • 7 Miles | Ford
  • Disfarmer | Ford
  • Verbal Perfume | Ford
  • All in All | trad
  • Great is Thy Faithfulness | trad
  • He Knows My Name | trad
  • Fairest Lord Jesus | trad
  • This is My Fathers World | trad
  • Abide With Me | trad


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Past Events

April 21, 2023 • Event
Fri8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Bainbridge Island, WA
April 1, 2023 • Wedding
Sat12:30 PM - 4:30 PM Woodinville, WA
October 14, 2022 • Wedding
Fri5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Woodinville, WA
February 2, 2022 • Community Event
Wed5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Bellevue, WA
May 22, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Seattle, WA
April 14, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Des Moines, WA
December 1, 2018 • Community Event
Sat6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Seattle, WA
September 15, 2018 • Private Party
Sat4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Camano Island, WA
July 28, 2018 • Private Party
Sat7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Kirkland, WA
July 20, 2018 • Community Event
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Issaquah, WA
July 6, 2018 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Fri5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Battle Ground, WA
December 9, 2017 • Christmas Party
Sat6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Arlington, WA

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