Enhance your special event or party with some tasteful guitar music! Dennis Moss is an accomplished solo seven-string guitarist serving the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Dennis plays timeless jazz and Brazilian standards. He also plays popular music-everything from the sophisticated pop of Sting and Seal to the contemporary sounds of Nora Jones and Bill Frisell. Additionally, Dennis plays traditional wedding music and other special selections on request. His ability to combine melodies, chords and bass lines truly makes Dennis a one man band. Dennis also offers duo (guitar/bass) and trio (guitar/bass/drums) performances. His music has been described as "upbeat, seductive and relaxing".
The Dennis Moss Duo was fabulous. They played music for my wedding ceremony and reception for a formal party of 25 at The Rutherglen Mansion. They arrived early, played the music perfectly for the ceremony(a somewhat ad-lib ceremony) They didn't miss a beat and created a wonderful ambience for the reception. They easily accommodated requests. People danced. The music was just the right volume for those that just wanted to chat. They were very affordable. They were dressed appropriately for the function. I would definitely invite them to play at any other event I plan in the future!
I had a group of 105 people at my event and we all really enjoyed the music very much. I received lots of feedback from my organization regarding your playing. Thanks again for taking the time to play at my event, I will definitely keep your contact information for future events. And thank you for arriving early to set up and be ready. You were very professional as well.
Dennis was a great asset to our party!
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 120 - 360 minutes
What to Expect
Clients can expect quality, memorable experiences. Dennis' music has been described as "upbeat, seductive and relaxing". Dennis and his bandmembers are all punctual, professional and talented. Dennis' music works great as background ambience for events and also as a main attraction.
Dennis Moss is a solo jazz guitarist/bandleader serving Portland, Seattle and beyond. He performs regularly at corporate events, weddings, private parties, lounges, wine bars, restaurants and festivals. Dennis has performed in venues such as the Silver Legacy Resort Casino (Reno, NV), McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center, Hilton Portland, Benson Hotel, the Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises, University of Washington, VIRGINIA V Historic Ship and Antioch University. Dennis has had the honor of performing for distinguished clients such as Oregon Senator Rick Metsger, Seattle City Council member Jan Drago, Tacoma Mayorial Candidate Jim Merritt and Hewlett-Packard. Dennis works with some of the area's finest jazz musicians and clients can expect quality, memorable experiences. Besides leading his own groups and performing as a soloist, Dennis also composes, arranges, teaches guitar privately and presents jazz guitar clinics.
Dennis earned a Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts. As a Cornish student, he studied with notable jazz artists such as Chuck Deardorf, Dawn Clement, Julian Priester and Jovino Santos Neto. Dennis earned multiple talent-based scholarships and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
There are several unique aspects of Dennis' playing that set him apart. A fingerstylist, Dennis has a gorgeous tone and he plays the seven-string guitar. Dennis has a strong harmonic sense and his voicings are unique among guitarists. His ability to take on multiple roles simultaneously (combining melody, harmony and bass lines) makes Dennis a perfect fit for solo and small ensemble performances. Dennis' playing style is very lyrical and his sound is warm and engaging. His music works great as background ambience for events and also as a main attraction.
Additional Booking Notes
Please contact Dennis to discuss your needs.
Classic Jazz and Brazilian Standards.
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Influences & Inspiration
Jim Hall, Kenny Burrell, Bill Evans, Pat Martino, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Sonny Rollins, Paul Desmond, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy King, etc.
Access to one electrical outlet (unless the client specifies an all-acoustic performance)
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