If you want beautiful instrumental acoustic guitar and also some vocal numbers, Jay is your guy. He can create a program specific to any theme you want.
BACKGROUND MUSIC. Restaurant, party, corporate or community function: this is cake, as in it's easy and tasty. He'll keep it interesting so you get a good vibe going on to improve your event.
CONCERT. Cafe or club, a school, library, retirement center, party, etc. you want people engaged, entertained, and we dare say enriched.
WEDDING. You want Pachelbel, Bach, Mendelssohn? Fine. You want something more unique or contemporary? Jay will work with you to get the perfect musical component for all parts of your most special day.
Jay Albert did a fine job as part of Beck Center for the Arts experiential display at The Lakewood Arts Festival! He was flexible with set-up, provided the needed musical accompaniment/performance for our arts experience - and easy to work with in all aspects of planning and performing. We have recommended Jay to other folks for their events so they can have the same great experience we had while being exposed to his fine guitar playing skills.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Jay will communicate clearly and promptly during the booking process, taking care to design exactly the service you need. He'll arrive at the venue usually 30 minutes before the scheduled start, or as much before as necessary to meet the assigned contact person, set up, sound check. His wardrobe will be appropriate: suit, casual, ripped jeans, your call.
The performance will vary of course according to the event. However Jay chooses the best repertoire and plays it one hundred percent. He will chat with the audience if that's appropriate to help engage them. Sometimes, for instance with classical or world music, audiences like a bit of interesting story or description to go with the music: Jay is also a professional speaker and educator and can prepare literally anything you wish.
What do you get when you add an insatiable passion for music, several degrees in music, and a joy for sharing music with as many people as humanly possible?
A great artist and a great performer.
Additional Booking Notes
Jay is self-contained for music and audio for events up to about 100 people. If your event is larger than that, you can discuss to see if his equipment is still sufficient or if rental or other support is necessary. He will gladly take care of additional sound and/or lights if you wish.
His needs are: an appropriate performance space out of harmful weather, electricity, armless chair (he can bring one if needed) unless it's a standing gig, a safe spot to stow gear out of sight of the stage.
Upcoming Booked Events
|September 29, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
As you wish.
Influences & Inspiration
Jay holds several degrees in Musicology, so pretty much everything.
stage out of harmful weather
armless chair (he can bring if needed), unless it's a standing gig
small storage area out of sight of stage
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