Add class and a warm ambience to your next event with seasoned jazz guitarist Chris Platt. Having a great sense of touch and perspicacity, you are ensured a relaxed atmosphere that can be enjoyed by all.
Well versed in some of your favourite jazz genres such as Ballads, Waltz’s, Bossa Nova’s and Standards.
Chris also performs with different combinations from duo’s to quintets. See below for more detail on larger ensembles.
You will be in direct contact with the musician and are guaranteed a quick and courteous reply.
Please feel free to call (905-808-7734), visit my website (chrisplattmusic.ca), or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get started with your booking!
Chris and his crew were fantastic. They were professional and everyone in attendance enjoyed the music. I would highly recommend them.
Just want to send you a quick note to say how much I appreciated having you play at my 50th birthday party! I love the guitar and was so happy to know that Marc hired you for this special event. You added a wonderful musical ambiance to the afternoon event - the jazz guitar tunes were just perfect for the occasion and the gathered crowd! As our guests were leaving later in the evening, I'm happy to tell you that we received some very nice compliments on your playing at the party.
Again, thank you very much for adding another touch of class to the celebration. I will certainly be recommending you to family, friends and work acquaintances.
With much thanks and appreciation for your wonderful musical talent,
Ann & Marc
Chris Platt (and Jay) was everything we could have hoped for and more. Extremely communicative and quick to answer all our questions, he made it so that at least one part of the wedding planning process went smoothly and was completely stress-free. Chris really set our minds at ease during the process, has some great song suggestions, and was more than happy to accommodate our own song requests. Even better, when discussing potential combinations for a duo, Chris mentioned a tuba player and we thought that sounded like fun. End the end, not only was Jay great, but we even incorporated the tuba into the ceremony itself which brought a charm and comedy that our guests loved. Prior to the ceremony and after during cocktail hour, Chris created a wonderful ambiance which lent itself to our venue (Le Select Bistro) and had our guests complimenting us on the choice all night. Perhaps best of all, was how many people told my wife and I that they felt the evening really captured "us." Again, we have Chris to thank for contributing to that.
What to Expect
As a valued client, you can expect speedy replies, quality entertainment, and above all else, an enhancement of your event. You can also expect to continue conversation. Due to the nature of a solo performance, particularly solo guitar, the volume can be adjusted to your specific needs.
Chris has been performing for over 5 years in many different musical situations. He began in a blues band which he led up until his acceptance into Mohawk College for Jazz Performance. Throughout his time at Mohawk, Chris further developed his jazz skills by performing with fellow students and faculty. Upon graduation, performances have taken place in many cities from Toronto to the Niagara region where he has been playing Jazz and Motown for many corporate, public and private clients. Chris also teaches private guitar lessons and an after school program.
In 2012, Chris Platt was featured on the Jazz FM 91.1 radio station. There was an hour long interview led by Brad Barker where recordings of Chris were played and discussed on air.
One of Chris' biggest inspirations for his solo guitar performances is Lenny Breau. Lenny's sophistication and delicate touch mixed with his virtuosity, made him one of the best solo guitarists of all time.
If your event would require a larger sound with different elements, your requests can be met. The ensembles available for hire through Chris range from Duo's to Quintets. Below are some popular (but not limited to) combinations:
Additional Booking Notes
The client has a choice of 2 different guitar sounds:
- Amplified Traditional Jazz Box Arch-top Guitar (as seen in profile picture)
- Amplified Classical/Nylon string Guitar
Upcoming Booked Events
|May 27, 2018–May 28, 2018 • 10:00pm - 12:00am||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
Past Booked Events
|October 25, 2014||Birthday Party|
|August 31, 2013||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|August 24, 2013||Birthday Party|
|June 15, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
Fly Me to the Moon
Lullaby of Birdland
Stella by Starlight
My Foolish Heart
Days of Wine and Roses
Someday My Prince Will Come
Body and Soul
Georgia on my Mind
I Should Care
...and many more! Please contact for any requests.
|Chris Platt||Guitarist/Musical Director|
Influences & Inspiration
Lenny Breau, Pat Metheny, Ed Bickert, Jim Hall, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, John Coltrane, Oscar Peterson, Reg Schwager, Bob Shields and many more!