Tom Godfrey

Why book Tom Godfrey?

As a jazz guitarist and singer, Tom Godfrey offers classic swing, Latin, and blues favorites for receptions, dinners, swing dances, weddings, restaurants, fundraisers, corporate events, charities, festivals, openings, and other special occasions.

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Enjoyed by all!

I hired Tom to play at our Holiday Luncheon. He arrived on time and set-up with no additional outside assistance needed. As an Event Planner, I appreciated that he was very self-contained, since I was still setting-up the event. He began playing on time as agreed and all the guests enjoyed his singing and playing throughout the luncheon. He has a delightful singing and speaking voice. You will not be disappointed, if you hire him. As a bonus, he is extremely easy to work with.

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Reviewer: PATRICIA A.
Organization: Georgia Tech
Event: Holiday Party in Atlanta, GA
Event Date: Dec 10, 2012
Hired As: Guitarist

Always the right sound.

I have booked Tom for two events and he has always performed excellently. One party was loud and boisterious with 250 people, the other was a cocktail party for 20. His music was the perfect sound for both events. The music choices suited the event and the volume of the music was enjoyable and perfect. His playing skills are excellent. I found him to be quite professional in his communications and setup. And an extra bonus is that he is so pleasant to work with - very accommodating and genial. I would not hesitate to book him again.

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Reviewer: Michalene B.
Organization: Decatur Book Festival
Event: Private Party in Decatur, GA
Event Date: Dec 1, 2012
Hired As: Guitarist

Tom's performance at my birthday party made it special.

Tom played at my birthday party on Saturday night. His performance made the evening very special. He selected music that all enjoyed. His guitar and vocal skills are excellent. I highly recommend Tom.

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Reviewer: Rebecca G.
Event: Birthday Party in Smyrna, GA
Event Date: Mar 3, 2012
Hired As: Guitarist

Big Hit at Hay Day!

I hired Tom and his band to perform at our 1940s themed Hay Day, a free family event at the historic Hay House in Macon, Ga. Tom kept in close contact with me via email all the way up until the event. They were absolutely great and everyone enjoyed their music. I honestly don't think it could have gone more smoothly.

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Reviewer: Katie C.
Organization: Hay House
Event: Festival in Macon, GA
Event Date: Sep 24, 2011
Hired As: Jazz Band, 1940s Era Entertainment, Crooner, Guitarist, Jazz Guitarist, Jazz Singer, Swing Band

Great Musician!

I booked Tiom for a wine and cheese event that I had. He was very professional and kept in contact with me right up until the event. His music was wonderful and my guests were all extremely impressed with his music! I plan on booking him again and would definitely use him in the future.

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Reviewer: Karly S.
Organization: NFC Amenity Management
Event: Private Party in Atlanta, GA
Event Date: Jul 28, 2011
Hired As: Guitarist

Review by Lynnette S.

I hired Tom to provide relaxing, live holiday music as a background to our holiday party. It's not a huge space, rather intimate, and I needed music that would sound great (without over powering) and mix well with adults as well as young children. Tom was perfect and everyone enjoyed themselves! The warm jazz guitar sounds and his light, smooth vocals enchanted everyone and guests even sat on the floor with their children to relax and listen. In addition to providing wonderful music, Tom is courteous, prompt, reliable, reasonably priced and easy to work with. I will definitely be hiring him again for future open house, receptions and other events.

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Reviewer: Lynnette S.
Organization: Tessitura, Inc
Event: Holiday Party in Decatur, GA
Event Date: Dec 18, 2010
Hired As: Jazz Guitarist

Review by Jesse K.

Tom was very professional, flexible and easy to work with.

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Reviewer: Jesse K.
Organization: Dendreon
Event: Christmas Party in Newnan, GA
Event Date: Dec 3, 2010
Hired As: Guitarist

Review by Anna S.

Tom played background music at an event for Georgia Cancer Specialists at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, and everything was wonderful from his clear and quick communication pre-event to his performance at the actual event. Thanks, Tom!

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Reviewer: Anna S.
Organization: Lenz, Inc.
Event: Corporate Event in Atlanta, GA
Event Date: Sep 15, 2010
Hired As: Guitarist

Review by Paul A.

Tom's music was so beautiful on my special day! I highly recommend him for all of your special events...he's very talented and a great guy!

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Reviewer: Paul A.
Organization: Paul Amodio Photography
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Atlanta, GA
Event Date: Oct 4, 2008
Hired As: Guitarist

Review by Kristina H.

The band was excellent and very reasonably priced. They were set up early, and very adaptable as we had varied speeches and a party that ran over!! Tom has asked about dress code, followed my exact music specs and was very courteous. Our guests loved them and we would definitely use them again!!

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Reviewer: Kristina H.
Event: Corporate Event in Atlanta, GA
Event Date: May 13, 2010
Hired As: Jazz Band

Review by Denise H.

Tom performed with his guitar in the reception area of a training for bridal vendors that we held at the Gwinnett Center. His music helped to create a great ambiance and set the mood for the events that took place that day. He was very professional and was well received by the attendees.

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Reviewer: Denise H.
Organization: Elite Bridal Events/ Georgia Bridal Show
Event: Workshop in Duluth, GA
Event Date: Jun 9, 2010
Hired As: Guitarist

Review by Renee D.

Excellent musician. I highly recommend Tom. He's professional and very talented. He provided background music for our corporate event and everyone complimented us on our choice of entertainment. We will definitely call Tom for future events in the area.

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Reviewer: Renee D.
Organization: Value Forward Group
Event: Corporate Event in Atlanta, GA
Event Date: Jul 16, 2009
Hired As: Guitarist

Review by Victoria T.

Tom and the keyboardist from his band played for my wedding ceremony and reception. The music was absolutely beautiful. He played a variety of classic jazz songs. It really made for an elegant evening. Tom took the lead with no direction from me. He is very professional and knew exactly what to play to fit the evening. He kept in touch with me from the time I contacted him until the day before the wedding. It put me at ease to know he was very responsible. Between the music and Tom's professionalism, it really made my wedding that much more memorable.

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Reviewer: Victoria T.
Event: Wedding Reception in Atlanta, GA
Event Date: Apr 18, 2010
Hired As: Guitarist, Jazz Band, Jazz Guitarist, Jazz Singer, Wedding Band

Review by Karen R.

Tom played his guitar and sang background music at our event. He was fabulous and very professional. We will use him again in the future.

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Reviewer: Karen R.
Organization: Hamilton Mill Golf & Country Club
Event: Private Party in Dacula, GA
Event Date: Jul 13, 2010
Hired As: Jazz Guitarist

Review by jt

Tom is one of the most easy going and talented, musicians I have ever worked with. There are no regrets from this hire - he does what he says he will. His pricing is reasonable and he always gives more than you expect. jt

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Reviewer: jt
Event: Private Party in Sandy Springs, GA
Event Date: Aug 30, 2009

Review by Yoshi F.

Excellent jazz ensemble. Very tight and professional. Immensely talented. They played all my favorite jazz standards beautifully. Perfect for clubs, restaurants, coffee/tea shops, special events, etc.

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Reviewer: Yoshi F.
Event: Restaurant in Tucker, GA
Event Date: Jul 9, 2010

Review by Connie M.

"Tea for Two with Lynnette Suzanne and Tom Godfrey." "Classic Jazz in Two Part Harmony." Tom and Lynnette are an awesome duo. Zen Tea Bar customers loved them and we have them booked to play again Sept. 24th at 7pm. They play a wide variety and can play most request. Very professional and talented. Book them while you can!

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Reviewer: Connie M.
Organization: Zen Tea Bar
Event: Bar/Lounge in Atlanta, GA
Event Date: Aug 21, 2010
Hired As: Jazz Guitarist, Jazz Singer

Review by David B.

Tom has a sensitive feel for jazz guitar and his interpretations are expansive, rather than narrow. It is amazing how he can make the instrument sing. His voice complements his playing and he has amazing control. (I lied about the date -- I can't remember.)

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Reviewer: David B.
Event: Concert Venue in Sandy Springs, GA
Event Date: Sep 19, 2009

Review by Morgan T.

Tom provided background music during a fundraising event for a local theatre company which was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown. His music was lovely and exactly the right accompaniment to the wine tasting and silent auction activities. As a guest, one was aware of his music but it was not too loud or commanding which would have been more of a distraction than a nice addition. Tom was a pleasure to work with and understood exactly what was required. He came fully self contained to event, was there on time, and voluntarily played longer than requested. Can't recommend him highly enough!

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Reviewer: Morgan T.
Organization: The Essential Theatre
Event: Fundraiser in Atlanta, GA
Event Date: Jun 29, 2008
Hired As: Crooner, Jazz Guitarist

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $100-$2000

Overview

As a soloist artist or with a jazz band, Tom Godfrey delivers elegant, understated instrumentals and vocals that listeners describe as as smooth and soothing.

Additional Booking Notes

As a solo artist, Tom's needs are few. A glass of water and a power outlet will do.

Upcoming Booked Events

04/26/14 Starting at 7, Godfrey and Guy perform at the Common Grounds Coffee House show in Roswell, GA.
05/16/14 Starting at 7, Godfrey and Guy perform at Heron House in Mountain Park, GA.
08/02/14 Starting at 8, Godfrey and Guy perform at the Hungry Ear Coffee House in Sandy Springs, GA.
08/02/14 Starting at 8, Godfrey and Guy perform at the Hungry Ear Coffee House in Atlanta, GA.

Past Booked Events

04/18/14 Starting at 7, Tom performs at Seasons Bistro in McDonough, GA.
04/09/14 Starting at 7, Godfrey and Guy perform for a corporate function at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA.
04/06/14 Starting at 3, Tom leads an "iPad for Musicians" workshop.
04/04/14 Starting at 7, Tom performs at Seasons Bistro in McDonough, GA.
03/21/14 Starting at 7, Tom performs at Seasons Bistro in McDonough, GA.
03/07/14 Starting at 7, Tom performs at Seasons Bistro in McDonough, GA.
03/01/14 Starting at 2, Tom plays a wedding reception at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA.
02/21/14 Starting at 7, Tom performs at Seasons Bistro in McDonough, GA.
02/07/14 Starting at 7, Tom performs at Seasons Bistro in McDonough, GA.
02/03/14 Starting at 5, Tom plays a private party in Stockbridge, GA.
01/24/14 Starting at 7, Tom performs at Seasons Bistro in McDonough, GA.
01/17/14 Starting at 7, Tom performs at Seasons Bistro in McDonough, GA.
01/11/14 Starting at 6:45, Tom plays a private party at Seven Gables in Conyers, GA.
01/10/14 Starting at 7, Tom performs at Seasons Bistro in McDonough, GA.
01/03/14 Starting at 7, Tom performs at Seasons Bistro in McDonough, GA.
12/19/13 Starting at noon, Godfrey and Guy perform for a school event in Marietta, GA.
12/14/13 Starting at 7, Tom plays for the Realm Condominium holiday party in Atlanta, GA.
12/07/13 Starting at 8, Godfrey and Guy perform Christmas jazz at the Hungry Ear Coffee House in Atlanta, GA.

Tom Godfrey

When he suffered a lip injury that ended his career as a classical trombonist, Tom Godfrey thought his life as a musician was finished, but he fell in love with music all over again when Santa gave him a guitar for Christmas in 2003. As a trombonist, Tom performed with the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band at Langley Air Force Base, the Ohio Light Opera, and in pick-up bands for touring acts that included Rosemary Clooney, George Burns, and the Manhattan Transfer. Reborn as a jazz guitarist, Tom now sings and plays his own solo arrangements of jazz classics, performs with his jazz vocal combo, Tea for Two, performs in musicals with Act3 Productions, plays with The Standard Quartet, and accompanies jazz singer Lori Guy. Tom also been a freelance music copyist since 1995, teaches private guitar lessons, and is the music director at Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Sandy Springs, GA.

Tom performs elegant Swing and Latin guitar arrangements of classics from the '30s and '40s. Depending on your needs, Tom can appear as a solo artist, with jazz singer Lori Guy, with a small jazz combo, or with a swing band.

The team providing the talent:

Lynnette Suzanne

Vocals/Flute (Tea for Two combo)

Jeff Duggins

Bass (Tea for Two combo)

Lori Guy

Vocals (voice/guitar duo)

Tom Olsen

Piano (first choice if client desires piano)

Set List

A partial song list includes Ain't Misbehavin', All the Things You Are, Autumn Leaves, Blue Skies, Dream a Little Dream of Me, Corcovado, Fly me to the Moon, It Had to Be You, Misty, My Funny Valentine, What a Wonderful World, and many more!

Influences & Inspiration

Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Harry Connick, Jr., Nat King Cole, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, and too many others to name!

Setup Requirements

All we need is electricity!

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