John Behling

Jazz Guitar from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 150 miles
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30 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2013
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BOOKED 17 days ago

$250 - $1000 per event
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About
John performs at clubs, festivals, corporate events, and weddings throughout the Midwest. He specialties include jazz standards, the guitar music of Latin America and Brazil, and classical guitar music, as well as beautiful arrangements of contemporary popular songs. Some of his career highlights include performances for President Clinton and President Obama, and performances at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to his work as a soloist, he performs with many groups including The Guitar Arts Duo, which specializes in swing era music, and the Brazilian jazz quartet, Rio Bamba. He has also worked with celebrities including Patti Page, Jay McShann, and Claude "Fiddler" Williams, and he has toured and recorded with award winning fiddler, Jeremy Kittel, and legendary banjo player, Clarke Buehling. John is an experienced and in-demand professional and his swinging jazz, elegant classical music, romantic ballads, and hip bossa novas will make your event a celebration to remember.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!

Community Event

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My wife and I love Spain, and John brought a little taste from Seville to our block party this weekend! He certainly added to the atmosphere! As a wedding officiant, I will also recommend him to my couples for their wedding ceremonies!

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John Behling’s Response:

Michael, Thanks, I had a wonderful time playing for you and your friends at the block party. It couldn't have been a nicer evening. Thanks, too, for recommending me to your couples.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Working with John was very easy. He is a talented musician and learned a few songs we wanted incorporated in our wedding ceremony. His playing made our ceremony even more special.

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Wedding

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John was an absolute gentleman, extremely talented and everyone commented how wonderful he made the wedding!! Kudos to John and an excellent gig

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Anniversary Party

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John played background music at our anniversary party. Everyone loved his music repertoire and marveled at his talent. We would highly recommend hiring John for any special occasions you are celebrating.

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Wedding Ceremony

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We hired John to play at our wedding ceremony and were very satisfied. He played 2 songs he had listed on his website beautifully and also did a great job with a song we had requested as well. We would recommend John to anyone!

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Anniversary Party

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John was very personable and professional. Our anniversary event was an open house in our woodland backyard. I was very pleased to see he was dressed in a black suit, white shirt and tie. Everyone raved that his music greatly enhanced the ambiance of our celebration. His music transformed a celebratory time to extraordinary!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Courteous, talented and very professional. Hope to hire him again!

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Fundraiser

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John was absolutely outstanding, a pleasure to work with!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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John was absolutely fabulous!! He communicates well in advance, and was very accommodating and interested in entertaining and pleasing my guests--which he very much did. He is an extremely talented and accomplished musician, and doing business with him was a breeze and a pleasure. My guests and I guests thoroughly enjoyed his music. I can't wait to hire him again--I just might have to organize another party soon for the sole purpose of bringing him back. If you like what you hear of John's audio and video samples on the GigMasters website, you will not be disappointed if you hire John.

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John Behling’s Response:

Thanks Ken, I had a great time playing for you and your guests. It was a lovely party.

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Cocktail Party

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John was a wonderful addition to our corporate cocktail party. He was lovely to work with, and our client really enjoyed his playing. I highly recommend him, as he really made our party a warm and inviting affair. Thanks, John!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Oct
26
Celebration
Schaumburg, IL
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Aug
24
Community Event
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jun
22
Wedding Ceremony
Geneva, IL
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Oct
6
Holiday Party
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Sep
8
Wedding
Naperville, IL
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2018
Aug
15
Celebration
Cedar Lake, IN
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Aug
10
Anniversary Party
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Jul
28
Wedding Ceremony
Elgin, IL
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2018
Jun
9
Anniversary Party
Lisle, IL
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
May
12
Birthday Party (Adult)
Streamwood, IL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Apr
15
Fundraiser
Oak Brook, IL
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Sep
30
Wedding Ceremony
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Aug
18
Birthday Party (Adult)
Oak Brook, IL
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Holiday Music
Starting at $250
  • Holiday Party Music
  • Solo, Instrumental Trio, and Vocalists
A Foggy Day
Gershwin/Gershwin
Adelita
Tárrega
Ain't Misbehaving
Fats Waller
All The Things You Are
Hammerstein/Kern
Almain
Cutting
Almost Like Being In Love
Lerner/Lowe
Alone Together
Dietz/Schwartz
Angel Eyes
Dennis/Brent
Autumn Leaves
Prévert/Cosma
Both Sides Now
Mitchell
Bridal Chorus
Wagner
Canon in D
Pachebel
Carioquinha
Garoto
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Mercer/Arlen
Dengoso
Pernambuco
Dindi
Jobim
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
De Lange
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Ellington
East Of The Sun
Bowman
Emily
Mercer/Mandel
Everything Happens To Me
Adair/Dennis
Fantasia
A Mudarra
Georgia On My Mind
Carmichael/Gorrell
Gigue, Suie BWV 997
Bach
Girl From Impanema
Jobim
God Bless The Child
HolidayHerzog
Have You Met Miss Jones
Rogers/Hart
Here Comes The Sun
Harrison
Here, There, And Everywhere
Lennon/McCartney
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Gershwin/Gershwin
I'm Old Fashioned
Mercer/Kern
I've Got A Crush On You
Gershwin/Gershwin
I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face
Lerner/Loewe
Isn't It A Pity?
Gershwin/Gershwin
It Could Happen To You
Burke/Van Huesen
Julia Florida
Barrios
Lagrima
Tárrega
Marieta
Tárrega
Meditação
Jobim
Misty
Garner
Moonlight In Vermont
Blackburn/Suessdorf
My Favorite Things
Rogers/Hammerstein
Nardis
Davis
Natalia
Lauro
O Choro De Juliana
Pereira
O Morro Nao Tem Vez
Jobim
Ojos Brujos
Leo Brower
On A Clear Day
Lerner/Lane
Over The Rainbow
Harburg/Arlen
Pennies From Heaven
Burke/Johnston
Prelude 1
Villa-Lobos
Preludio, Suite BWV 997
Bach
Scherzino Mexicano
Ponce
Softly As A Morning Sunrise
Hammerstein/Romberg
Sonata L. 483
Scarlatti
Sons de Carilhões
Pernambuco
Stella By Starlight
Young
Up Jumped Spring
Freddie Hubbard
Various Holiday Classics
Wave
Jobim
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Pop Guitar
Latin Guitar
Brazilian Guitar
World Music Guitar
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Latin Acoustic Guitar
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Kentucky Derby Parties
Please note John Behling will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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