Gitan is a live performance act specializing in traditional acoustic guitar styles known for ring punch and melodic beauty. Celtic Jigs, Gypsy Jazz (Django Reinhardt), Swing, Latin Jazz (João Gilberto), Flamenco, and Bossa Nova. Gitan can play as a solo act for more intimate settings or as a full 3 piece band for larger events.
Gitan Austin came out to our brewery and played for a couple of hours. He was on time and played a little longer than he had to. His music was very good and we enjoyed having him out. We will have him out again.
Response from Gitan Austin:
Thank you, John
Gitan Austin performed at our Happy Hour. Great performance and everyone loved him. He was professional and easy to work with, highly recommend!
Price Range: $150-2,500
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Gitan is a live performance act specializing in traditional acoustic guitar styles.
Gitan is an instrumental acoustic act specializing in guitar styles known for ring, punch and melodic beauty. Since there no vocals customers get a chance to talk and enjoy the sounds.
Jason “J” Smith, a classically trained guitarist and professional performer, imbues live sets with the familiar sounds of Celtic Jigs, Gypsy Jazz (Django Reinhardt), Swing, Latin Jazz (João Gilberto), Flamenco, and Bossa Nova. As the producer of GITAN he is credited with the 2010 E.P. featuring “Minor Swing” and “Sweet Georgia Brown”. Smith produced the 2008 ambient LP ASTRAH -“Delta Waves” and received great press from the Austin Chronicle. The track “Nimbus” off “Delta Waves” is currently being used by SiriusXM Canada in steady rotation. DREAMLAND DAYS -“Dreamland Days” L.P. (Rock, Pop) is another one of Smith’s creations. The electric guitar instrumental track “Lotus” from the self titled LP is featured on Latchkey Record’s Indy Route: Austin compilation, representing the state of Texas.
Additional Booking Notes
110~120 VAC grounded power outlet for audio amplification.
A safe, unobstructed area for performer to set up. No standing water or questionable substrates.
(Optional) line level input into existing PA or in house sound system. This can be useful if the venue is pre-wired for music. Please contact with any technical questions.
Past Booked Events
|December 07, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|October 11, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 16, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Coffee Shark|
|August 09, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Abelbert's Brewery|
|August 02, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Coffee Shark|
|July 26, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Coffee Shark|
|July 12, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Coffee Shark|
|June 28, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Coffee Shark|
|June 14, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Coffe Shark|
(non comprehensive, 2-3 hour sets contain more)
Sweet Georgia Brown (Django Reinhardt)
St. Patric's day
Bothy Band Jig
Smash the Windows
Lamento No Morrow
Rain Song (Jimi Page)
The World is Waiting for the Sunrise (Chet Atkins)
Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
Influences & Inspiration
Django Reinhardt (1940's), Eric Johnson, Dave Mathews, Joao Gilberto (80's-2000's) The Beatles (60's) Beethoven, Henry Purcell (1500's).
A safe stage area with grounded electrical outlets.