Seva Venet - New Orleans Guitar/Banjo

Jazz Guitar from New Orleans, LA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$200 - $800 per event
About
Seva Venet is currently available for solo guitar and banjo work. A diverse musician, Seva has a vast repertoire of old time jazz tunes, blues, ragtime and timeless standards. In addition to solo jazz guitar and banjo, Seva is also available for events calling for classical and flamenco tinged performances.

Seva is active in the New Orleans music scene and can be found performing on guitar and/or banjo with many New Orleans traditional jazz greats as well as leading his own band the Storyville Stringband. He has performed at numerous festivals and concerts in New Orleans including multiple annual appearances at French Quarter Fest, Satchmo Fest, and Jazz and Heritage Fest as well festivals abroad and touring in Europe. In addition to performing Seva also composes,, writes articles and reviews traditional jazz CDs, teaches music, and leads educational workshops for students and professionals on New Orleans jazz.

Some notable articles include “The Hawaiian Tinge” written for the Tulane Jazz Archivist in 2012 exploring the connection between New Orleans music and Hawaiian music from 1880 to 1950, an article for Offbeat magazine in 2012 on early string band music in New Orleans around Louis Armstrong's early years and recent CD reviews of newly reissued traditional jazz albums. He's also led “informances” (lectures with performances) at the U.S. Mint and at Satchmo Summer Fest on New Orleans string bands, Louis Armstrong and the Hawaiian/New Orleans music connection.

Seva moved to New Orleans in 1999 and currently plays with the best traditional jazz musicians in the city. Coming at New Orleans traditional music from the streets (where it began) he learned to play funky, HOT, exciting music. Seva is part of the history, the traditional culture. Yet, he's also a library nerd who loves to research and write: "My intention is to preserve by bringing forward real traditional New Orleans music in all its funkiness, and intellectually and creatively stimulating aspects." Though he moved to New Orleans as an adult and did not go to grade school in Louisiana, he has connected hundreds of children in several local schools with their cultural heritage, our cultural heritage. Seva proudly affirms: "In the process of teaching I have learned to appreciate the importance of our culture and intend to keep it alive through all of my work."
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We loved Seva's performance! His talent is unmatched and he is a wonderful person to work with. We all feel so very fortunate to have had such an amazing experience!

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We were in a unique situation when it came to trying to find our wedding musician. My wife and I were heading into NOLA from Denver, without the largest budget, and a specific idea in mind (we wanted a harmonica element). Seva got back to us right away and assured us that he would find a local harmonica player to accompany him on our wedding day. We also had 3 song requests that Seva said he would learn for our ceremony. Not only was Seva and his accompanist very professional, they were spectacular when it came to the music and incredibly nice and easy to work with. We would definitely recommend him to anyone in the future.

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Everything he played was beautiful! Seva was great about always getting back to us with answers to questions we had in a timely manner. We requested some different music on a ukulele and he was awesome at catering to what we wanted. Showed up early and was terrific!! Definitely will refer friends to him.

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Seva was fantastic! He was very talented, flexible, understanding and a had a great sense of fun! We will certainly use his services again and again!

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I was getting worried because I still had not found music for my ceremony in city park, so I got on gig master to find someone. Seva Venet was the first to respond with a bid. Right from the beginning he was helpful and would respond to ALL of my crazy annoying questions. As a nervous bride with lots of little details to take care of Seva Venet made booking my ceremony music the easiest part of planning my wedding. And to make it even better he is an extremely talented acoustic guitar player. He was able to play the specific song I requested and I gave him free reign to play all the other songs. He did an amazing job. I highly recommend Mr Venet.

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2015
Jun
6
Private Party
New Orleans, LA
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
May
22
Wedding Ceremony
New Orleans, LA
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
2014
Jun
15
Wedding Ceremony
New Orleans, LA
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2014
Jun
7
Wedding Reception
Gulfport, MS
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2014
May
17
Wedding Ceremony
New Orleans, LA
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
2014
Apr
18
Wedding Ceremony
New Orleans, LA
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
Jan
18
Wedding
New Orleans, LA
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2013
Dec
12
Corporate Function
New Orleans, LA
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2013
Nov
16
Wedding Ceremony
New Orleans, LA
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM
2013
Nov
9
Wedding Ceremony
New Orleans, LA
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Winin' Boy
Blues/Jelly Roll Morton
Struttin' With Some BBQ
Jazz/Louis Armstrong
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Spiritual/Unknown
The Entertainer
Ragtime/Joplin
Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen
Aye, Ma Inez
Latin/Grillo
A Fool Such As I
Country/Trader
St. Louis Blues
Blues/Handy
La Mer (Beyond The Sea)
Standard/Trenet
Nuages
Jazz/Django
Song of the Islands
Hawaiian/King
Sunny Side of the Street
Jazz pop/McHough,Fields
Blueberry Hill
Rock-n-Roll/Rose,Stock,Lewis
Joe Avery's Piece/2nd Line
New Orleans Jazz/Avery
Girl from Ipanema
Bossa Nova/Jobim
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Please note Seva Venet - New Orleans Guitar/Banjo will also travel to Gretna, Arabi, Marrero, Metairie, Harvey, Westwego, Chalmette, Jefferson, Carlisle, Belle Chasse, Meraux, Kenner, Violet, Ama, Saint Rose, Saint Bernard, Barataria, Luling, Destrehan, Boutte, New Sarpy, Norco, Braithwaite, Paradis, Des Allemands, Hahnville, Killona, Davant, La Place, Lacombe.
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