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John Behling

Jazz Guitarist from Chicago, IL Will travel up to 150 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 31 Reviews
  • 44 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2013
  • 6 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $300 per event

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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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Avg 5.0 | 31 Reviews

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Review by Dorothy S.

Art Gallery OpeningReviewed on October 8, 2022From Addison, IL

John Behling played at my opening reception at an art gallery. His beautiful music added the perfect touch, at the perfect volume, with the perfect level of engagement with the attendees. He brought sophisticated equipment, which kept his acoustic guitar sounding absolutely acoustic, no trace of that electrified sound. During the event I heard many compliments about his music, with some hoping to hire him for future events they have planned as well. I hope to hire him again in the future. A solid five stars!

Review by Rachel S.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on September 14, 2022From Rosemont, IL

John was professional and the perfect entertainment for our corporate dinner reception. He is an excellent jazz guitarist! Our clients were very impressed and we will definitely hire him for future events.

Review by Teri L.

Private PartyReviewed on August 20, 2021From Chicago, IL

Superb performance—all our guests commented what an amazingly talented musician he is. John is extremely personable, professional and easy to work with. Will definitely hire him again. Thank you John!

John Behling:

Thanks Teri, I had a wonderful time playing for you and your family. I look forward to playing for you all again.

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Song List

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  • 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


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Past Events

October 8, 2022 • Art Gallery Opening
Sat2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Addison, IL
October 1, 2022 • Private Party
Sat6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Lake Zurich, IL
September 14, 2022 • Corporate Function
Wed5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Rosemont, IL
September 10, 2022 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Chicago, IL
September 2, 2022 • Restaurant Event
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Libertyville, IL
June 28, 2022 • Corporate Function
Tue6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Chicago, IL
June 3, 2022 • Corporate Function
Fri4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chicago, IL
March 25, 2022 • Memorial Service
Fri3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Frankfort, IL
December 9, 2021 • Holiday Party
Thu5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Chicago, IL
October 9, 2021 • Celebration
Sat12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Bourbonnais, IL
August 28, 2021 • Wedding Reception
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM La Grange, IL
August 20, 2021 • Private Party
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago, IL

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