Why hire Gerry Johnston?
"Gerry Johnston is a very talented Boston-based guitarist who possesses a pleasing and accessible melodic style...bridges the gap between jazz, classical and Brazilian styles...defines the term 'beautiful music'...lush chords, subtle surprises and quiet creativity...a classy performer whose accessible style will continue making friends for acoustic guitarists for years to come."
Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist and Critic
JAZZ & POPULAR STANDARDS WITH A CLASSICAL TOUCH
Welcome! If you are planning to hire a musician for an event in greater
Boston, or anywhere in New England, please take a few minutes to browse
through my promokit and listen to some audio samples. As a professional guitarist for hire my primary focus is on providing you with the best live music possible as well as a hassle-free booking experience.
Working as a solo acoustic jazz guitarist has permitted me to provide live music for countless corporate functions and other special occasions all over New England. A solo guitarist needs only a small stage space making this a very practical choice for background music. My guitar
is a classical acoustic with a built in microphone so some amplification can be used - enough to be heard in a crowded room, but never so much as to be intrusive.
Although trained as a classical guitarist, New England Conservatory
graduate, I have always enjoyed jazz and popular music and have made a
particular specialty of performing selections from ‘The American Songbook‘ on classical guitar. These are the great jazz and popular 'standards' by composers such as Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Ann Ronnell, Jimmy Van Heusen, Richard Rogers and a host of others. There is also a good deal of Brazilian music which is often thought of as part of the ‘Songbook'. Solo, acoustic guitar performances of these classic standards have proven to be very well received at a variety of events including concerts.
Thank you for visiting my promokit. I hope to be hearing from you soon.
2006: 92 gigs
2007: 75 gigs
2008: 86 gigs
2009: 85 gigs
2010: 72 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Birthday Party, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Grand Opening, Private Party, Restaurant, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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