"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 with an accessible style."
Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist and Critic.
We had a rehearsal dinner party and Gerry played acoustic guitar. Everyone commented how much they enjoyed his music. Great background sound for a party without being overbearing. Gerry is a true professional at his craft.
Response from Gerry Johnston Trio:
Thanks for the kind words Paul.
Gerry was very professional and provided lovely music for our cocktail hour. He provided just the right music to add to the atmosphere but not overpower.
Response from Gerry Johnston Trio:
Thanks for the kind words Jennifer. Glad you enjoyed my music.
Gerry was a wonderful addition to our 90th birthday party event. His selections were perfect and we received so many positive complements on his music as well as having a musician there. Everyone just loved it. Thanks Gerry! We thoroughly enjoyed your lovely music!
Gerry played for our holiday party. Everyone loved him! Thanks Gerry!
Gerry played guitar at our wedding ceremony and reception. He was very professional, accommodating and a very talented guitarist. He learned two new songs for us and he even adapted to moving outside when the sun came out during cocktail hour.
Gerry's classical guitar playing was beautiful for our intimate wedding with a wide range of ages of our guests.
We hired Gerry to play "smooth jazz" at a rehearsal dinner in a restaurant in Cambridge (private dining room). He was prompt and courteous, his music was perfect and he looked great. I am very particular about details and I could not have been happier - I would highly recommend Gerry.
Gerry performed for our wedding and was absolutely wonderful! We hired from his website and watched him YouTube and we were a little nervous hiring him without having met him but he exceeded our expectations. Professional, friendly, catered the set to us beautifully, just amazing!
Gerry Johnston's guitar transcriptions are a pure delight. His lively performances include audience participation, composer anecdotes, and a musical mastery of great American jazz standards.
Board Member, Boston Classical Guitar Society
Creative Director, Hingham Public Library
Saturday Sounds Special Music Series
I recently hired Gerry to play for a small family function - my Dad's 80th birthday party. There were only 6 of us in a private room at a lovely Boston restaurant. Gerry set the tone for the evening with his great musicality. He graciously played requests and created just a wonderful vibe for the evening. He is a true pro and even put up with my wife and I as we sang two songs in honor of my Dad. It's not often that you find someone as flexible and talented as Gerry and I'd highly recommend him for any special occasion!
Price Range: $475 and up
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.
The Gerry Johnston Trio specializes in performing selections taken primarily from "The American Songbook". These are the great jazz standards that are known and loved across generational lines. From uptempo swing tunes, to romantic ballads and soothing Bossa Novas, this music is sure to create to create a classy ambiance for your special event.
Past Booked Events
|October 05, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|September 28, 2018 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||Jazz Trio at Farmer's Market, Haverhill|
|September 07, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|August 26, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday Party|
|December 05, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|June 29, 2013||Private Party|