Michael was very accommodating, played beautifully, and was extremely helpful in selecting the appropriate songs for our wedding. We received many pleasent comments on his playing from our guest. Good choice!
I was highly trained in classical guitar as well and also play all the traditional wedding music including bridal marches, ode to joy, canon etc as well as many other non traditional choices....Beatles, Disney, just about anything. I can do a ceremony on classical guitar and/or a cocktail hour playing jazz or any combination thereof. Versitility is my specialty.
I play a self-invented 9 string guitar on which I can play music unavailable to 6 or 7 string players and with a much fuller sound than ANY other solo guitarist. Mainly a jazz player, performing solo arrangements of Porter, Gershwin, Ellington, etc; I can also include virtuoso classical guitar pieces such by Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, etc; pop tunes by the Beatles, The Yes Band,etc; and Atkins style arrangements by Chet, Jerry Reed, Tommy Emmanuel, etc. This mix is very entertaining and exciting at any event. I have issued 7 CD recordings; have been featured in many music industry magazines such as Guitar Player, 20th Century Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Just Jazz Guitar, Cadence, Coda, etc; and have performed on several local and national TV and Radio shows.
I had been a regular performer at the Classic American Guitar show, The Philly Guitar show, The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Chet Atkins festival in Nashville, the winter NAMM show to name a few national events.
I am always willing to work with my customers to give them exactly want they are after at their own event. I have performed with jazz greats such as Charles MaPherson and the legendary LES PAUL.
Please check out a live television performance of "Tiger Rag" on youtube.
I live in CT outside of NYC.
For my out of state performances, I must obviously charge much more to cover travel, lodging and missed work while away.
Nonetheless......it will be worth it especially for my unique and renowned solo jazz playing. If it is the best in solo jazz guitar you seek. stop here