JP Marquez, the Stranger with a Sax!

Jazz Saxophone from Irvine, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
56
105 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2005

$150 - $250 per hour
About
GigMasters RISING STAR AWARD WINNER (2008) for Top Saxophonist in all of North America! JP performs as a Saxophone solo act, specializing in smooth, relaxing Jazz/pop music for special occasions. JP is fully insured for liability up to $1million. He is backed up by MIDI instrumentation played through a high tech Bose sound system. He can fill the air with the sound of a small Jazz ensemble or a large orchestra. Your audience will be delighted by his take on familiar love songs, musicals and contemporary favorites. They will also love his renditions of popular Jazz standards.

Saxophonist to the Stars! JP was personally invited by Hollywood Starlet and Maxim model Talulah Riley (Inception, The Dilemma) to perform at her Bel Air mansion, check out her great review of JP below. JP has also had the honor of being a guest performer at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills. Other places JP has performed at are: The St. Regis Resort in Dana Point, Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, Montage in Laguna Beach and the Renaissance hotel in Hollywood to name a few.

JP, a California native began playing saxophone in the 6th grade, he excelled in his high school Jazz and marching band. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in Music from Irvine Valley College; he also holds a degree in Business from CSU Fullerton.

JP uses a state of the art Bose cylindrical sound system that is unlike anything you have ever seen or heard before! The sound gets spread out 180 degrees immersing listeners in to soothing ambient music while only taking up a small space. The sound produced is always clear and crisp, never blaring. Treat your guests to the Bose sound experience!*(see below)

This one man show is one of the most affordable in town and requires no deposit to book, PLUS JP will pay the 5% Gigmasters finder fee as his special thanks to you. All prices are negotiable, we can work within your budget, just let us know what your budget is. Many venues now require insurance of all performers you can rest at ease because JP carries a $1million liability insurance policy. JP not only offers great music but more importantly, friendly and professional customer service that you can trust. If you love smooth Jazz at a great price you will love JP.

Stranger with a Sax! Your opportunity to bring a cool, smooth sound to your special event!

--------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

*For events that do not have electricity I can play on my smaller battery powered sound system. Depending on your particular venue I may or may not use my Bose sound system.*

*****Important****
If you do not receive an email from me or gigmasters after you submit a request you may have SPAM blockers preventing our messages from coming through. You can find me through google
(more)
Gold Member
100+ GigMasters Bookings
2008 - Top Saxophonist

Wedding Cocktail Hour

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

JP, the Stranger with a sax, was absolutely FABULOUS!!! He really made our wedding reception a night to remember. All our guests loved him and the music selection. He is very talented entertainer and would definitely recommend him to anyone. Thad Calucag

(more) Review by . from Santa Monica, CA on

Christmas Party

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

JP was absolutely wonderful at my holiday party. He was 100% professional, and despite my being rather harried on the evening of the event, he was completely calm and helpful - set himself up and played perfectly all evening, and stayed longer than I'd initially asked, as my party ran on longer than expected. His music was perfect -- I highly recommend him, and will be using him again myself.

(more) Review by . from Los Angeles, CA on

Wedding Cocktail Hour

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

JP played a our only daughters wedding. This as you can imagine was a very important ocassion not only for my daughter , our new son in law and his parents, but my husband and I. I had gone to great ends to make every detail of her wedding memorable. I wanted to se the mood for the most romatic dinner I could, and imagined a solo sax. JP was the most incrediably talanted and extremely professional musician. He went above and beyond what I had expected or imagined! Our guests were thrilled and are still sending emails and thank you's for such an incredible memory. I hightly recommend JP for any occsian that you would like to be made more special than you can imagine.

(more) Review by . from Long Beach, CA on

Private Party

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

I found JP Marquez on Gigmasters and after reading the great reviews I contacted him. Right from the beginning he was extremely professional and I especially appreciated his promptness in returning phone calls and emails (which if you're an event coordinator means saving time and stress!). The day of the event was a very long day but he had a noteably positive and patient attitude throughout it. His music added the atmosphere we had hoped for and he was truly an asset to making the event a memorable experience for all. JP Marquez is a true class act! Thank you JP!! -Meisha Lee, private party held at the Playboy Mansion.

(more) Review by . from Beverly Hills, CA on

Wedding Ceremony

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

My wedding was on 05/28/2011 and JP was the first vendor we signed with for our wedding. His talent was the major deciding factor for us. But not only is he talented, he was very responsive, responsible, attentive, and very professional all the way until after the wedding! JP will definatly exceed your expectations and I highly recommend him to anyone that knows what a saxophone should sound like at its best and loves the tune of a sax. I received nothing but compliments from the guests. He responded to every request even the last minute changes with a very pleasant attitude. I can go on and on but I'm over the word limit so I have to end here. I HIGHLY recommend JP!

(more) Review by . from Walnut, CA on

Corporate Function

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

St. Joseph Health System was so honored to have JP Marquez perform at one of our most prestigious Corporate luncheon events. We are very grateful for the opportunity to have experienced his lovely music, which filled our hearts with beauty and grace. We look forward to his next performance for another upcoming event!

(more) Review by . from Garden Grove, CA on

Birthday Party (Adult)

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

JP is very professional and has great commitment even for small events. I truly appreciated the spirit and compassion he brought to my brother's 60th birthday party. Everyone loved his music and warm personality. He was flexible and gracious. I would recommend him highly. His repertoire is extensive in musical periods and genres. The entire booking and presentation process with JP and Gigmasters was user friendly, professional and more than met my expectations. Thanks JP for making our event what we desired.

(more) Review by . from Moreno Valley, CA on

Birthday Party (Adult)

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

J.P. was not only an excellent talent, but the most professional, and gracious people I have encountered. He was extremely accommodating, and treated our event as if it was his most important engagement. I will use him again, and recommend him without reservation.

(more) Review by . from Tustin, CA on

Wedding Reception

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

We truly can't say enough about JP!!! Having him play at our wedding was truly an honor. Right from the start, JP was prompt, curteous, warm, caring, helpful, and very professional. It really was a pleasure working and meeting him. We and our guests thoroughly enjoyed his performance as JP made every effort to make it very special for our wedding. I would recommend JP with absolutely no reservations. JP, many, many thanks for going above and beyond! We really couldn't be happier! =) =) Sincerely, Maria & John.

(more) Review by . from Redondo Beach, CA on

Wedding

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

I would reccommend JP to anyone and everyone! He was amazing every step of the way. He was so professional and his talent was amazing! Everyone was ra ing about him after our wedding! I have recommended that our wedding venue list him as a recommended vendor for all of thier weddings! THANK YOU JP!!!! Monica & Bob

(more) Review by . from Manhattan Beach, CA on
PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
No Future Events
2012
Aug
25
25th Wedding Anniversary Party
Downey, CA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2012
Jun
30
Cocktail Hour- Black Gold Golf Club
Yorba Linda, CA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2012
May
13
Mothers Day at Silverado Senior Living
Tustin, CA
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2012
Mar
26
La Cave
Costa Mesa, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2012
Mar
20
La Cave
Costa Mesa, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2012
Mar
13
La Cave
Costa Mesa, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2012
Mar
5
Corporate Function
Long Beach, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2012
Feb
28
La Cave
Costa Mesa, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2012
Feb
20
La Cave
Costa Mesa, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2012
Feb
14
Valentines Day brunch at Silverado Senior Living
Tustin, CA
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2012
Jan
21
GWAVA Con. Technical Conference dinner- Torrance Marriott
Torrance, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2011
Dec
25
Wedding Cocktail Hour - Hyatt Regency
Long Beach, CA
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Careless Whisper
George Michael/WHAM!
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
Besame Mucho
Diana Krall version
Black Orpheus
Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz Bonfa
Take 5
Paul Desmond
All I ask of you
from Phantom of the Opera
Beauty and the Beast
from Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Bless the Broken Road
Rascal Flats
Can't help falling in love
Elvis Presley version
Lady In Red
Chris deBurgh
Days of wine and roses
Frank Sinatra
All of Me
Frank Sinatra
Lullaby of Birdland
Ella Fitzgerald
Misty
Erroll Garner
Moon River
from Breakfast at Tiffany's
Mamma Mia
ABBA
When I fall in Love
Celine Dion
Music of the night
from Phantom of the Opera
Over the rainbow
Wizzard of Oz
Sweet Home Chicago
Blues Brothers
Defying Gravity
Wicked
The winner takes it all
ABBA
Through the fire
Chaka Khan
Unchained Melody
The Righteous Brothers
Where do I begin
from Love Story
Come Fly with me
Frank Sinatra
Something Stupid
Frank Sinatra
The Girl from Ipanema
Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto
The Way you look tonight
Frank Sinatra
Wave
Frank Sinatra
Yesterday
The Beatles
Almost like being in love
Frank Sinatra
As time goes by
from Casablanca
Bye, Bye Blackbird
Song Bird
Kenny G.
Forever In Love
Kenny G.
This Masquerade
Leon Russell
Feels so Good
Chuck Mangioni
Morning dance
Spyro Gyra
Georgia on my mind
Ray Charles
Now's the Time
Charlie Parker
La Bamba
Ritchie Valens
and...many...many more.............
Please email me for a complete song list
Piano
Acoustic Guitar
Flute
Saxophone
Trumpet
One Man Band
Big Band Singer
Smooth Jazz Singer
Jazz Guitar
Jazz Piano
Big Band Piano
Jazz One Man Band
Jazz Flute
Jazz Trumpet
Blues Saxophone
Jazz Saxophone
Blues Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Funerals
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Please note JP Marquez, the Stranger with a Sax! will also travel to East Irvine, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Tustin, Aliso Vajeo, Santa Ana, Silverado, Laguna Beach, Orange, Rancho Santa Margarita, Trabuco Canyon, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Laguna Niguel, Balboa Island, Balboa, Villa Park, Anaheim, Fountain Valley, San Juan Capistrano, Garden Grove, Atwood, Corona, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, Yorba Linda, Capistrano Beach, Midway City.
26 Photos
2 Videos
10 Audio

featured Solo Musicians in your area:

Anna Unterreiner, Pianist

Anna Unterreiner, Pianist

(8)
10 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
Justine Dorsey

Justine Dorsey

(12)
16 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
YOUR EVERY EVENT MARKETPLACE
USER AGREEMENT
PRIVACY POLICY