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Mat Gurman

Jazz Acoustic Guitar from Castaic, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles

$200 - $500 per event
I am a full time professional guitarist specialist in Jazz, pop and Latin Nylon String Guitar. I also sing (very well) and was hired many times by the Tonight Show (Leno) as a guitarist AND a vocalist to back up guest artists and sing on skits, I have backed up icons in every style of music as a sideman and musical director and was a frequent call for the Tonight Show whenever a guitarist was need to back up an act (for about 15 years). I also frequently work with KKJZ radio doing solo concerts for their Champagne Brunch Cruises in Los Angeles with Radio DJ Bubba Jackson. I am endorsed by D'Addario Strings, Kremona Guitar and ZT Amplifiers. My original recordings are available on iTunes, Dbaby and Amazon. I have several instructional DVD which are hugely popular, distributed by Hal Leonard. I have played for 3 former US Presidents and two sitting President. I have toured internationally with several artists and was musical director for David Cassidy's 92 tout with The Beach Boys Endless Summer US tour.

I can easily go from style to style when playing my solo gigs but most enjoy playing Jazz, Latin, R&B and Soul on nylonstring/classical Guitar. I also sing well and was often hired to sing on Tonight Show Skits. I can usually play anything I have ever heard (even once) so I can handle requests easily if I have heard a song, I can play it by ear. I also play electric guitar. If you do a search in my name, you will get around 500,000 links to me and things I have done live and as a session player. Yes, it's Mat with one “T”. :)

My prices are based on hours and I have a two hour minimum. I charge less for steady engagements than casual (one time) engagements. I have a lot of experience doing wedding ceremony's and am a preferred recommendation at many venues such as Descanso Gardens. I am able to use battery power also. I should also mention I have been playing since I was 9 years old and it's all I have ever done, I am a full time pro. I have been featured in Guitar Player Magazine, toured as musical director for David Cassidy opening for The Beach Boys and worked with artists from Branford Marsalis to Tanya Tucker as a sideman for the Jay Leno Tonight Show. As a studio player I have worked in many sitcoms and major motion pictures with
a varied group of iconic talent. I studied at Cal Arts (Disney School of Performing Arts) but am largely self taught. I am the principal guitarist with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony.
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Latin Guitar
Jazz One Man Band
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
Latin Acoustic Guitar
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Mat Gurman will also travel to Newhall, Valencia, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Canyon Country, Northridge, Simi Valley, Chatsworth, Brandeis, Granada Hills, Sylmar, Mission Hills, San Fernando, Canoga Park, Fillmore, Piru, Arleta, North Hills, Pacoima, West Hills.
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