Kevin Brown Guitar is a small business that provides instrumental guitar music for special occasions such as weddings, corporate events, private parties etc. We offer solo guitar, or guitar with added instruments like violin or cello. Additionally we offer small jazz groups such as duos and trios.
Founder Kevin Brown is a seasoned professional guitarist with over 10 years of experience providing music for special events with a repertoire that includes traditional classical guitar, jazz standards, flamenco, Latin jazz and popular music.
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Kevin was a pleasure to work with; he made everything easy and simple. We wanted music at our wedding without the added anxiety of worrying about small details. Kevin came at exactly the right time and played beautifully. We had asked him to incorporate some special themes into his playing, specifically flamenco and it turned out magically.
Kevin and saxophonist Andy played at a wine tasting event at Glen Oak Country Club - it was perfect. Great selection and great volume (we had been worried it would be too much). He is talented at guitar and professional to work with. I would highly recommend!
Kevin Brown played solo classical guitar for our wedding ceremony. I couldn't have asked for more beautiful music to walk down the aisle to! We had an outdoor wedding on a farm, and the classical guitar was a nice twist on traditional wedding music. He played all the songs we requested masterfully, and his music set the perfect mood for our ceremony. I would highly recommend him!
I've worked with Kevin for a number of events during the last 2.5 years. He was really easy work with, his music was a GREAT addition to our events and I look forward to working with him again.
Kevin Brown and the trio he assembled was outstanding in every way. We hired him for a party of nearly 100 people and every commented on how good the band was. Not only were they superb musicians, they were genuine nice people. Also, it was clear by their song selection that Kevin took seriously our requests about the mood and vibe of the party. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
I recommend Kevin Brown for a musical event. Kevin played at my birthday party last May and my guests and I had a great time.
Response from Kevin Brown Guitar:
Thanks Clare! I was glad to be a part of your special day!
What to Expect
Performers will arrive 45-60 minutes early to coordinate any necessary details with the planner/officiant and ensure appropriate setup and soundcheck. For a wedding ceremony your guests can expect to hear 30 minutes of a pleasant musical prelude including selections by contemporary artists, the Beatles and standard classical repertoire. For cocktails you might expect to hear a mix of jazz standards and bossa nova along with a mix of current and older pop.
We will do everything we can to accommodate special musical requests.
You can expect that the music will be just the right volume and that the performer will adjust the length of pieces and breaks to accommodate any programming features of your event. Your guests will be able to have delightful conversations with one another and will comment on how much they enjoy the music. Your guests may also at times feel inclined to dance.
Guitarist Kevin Brown is originally from Winnipeg, MB, Canada. He moved to the USA in 2006 to study at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music where he completed a BM in Guitar Performance. He later went on to earn a MM in Jazz Studies from DePaul University. He has performed in masterclasses for masters such as Oscar Ghiglia and Xuefei Yang.
He has worked as a professional musician for over 10 years having performed in concert at Chicago venues such as the Jazz Showcase and the Green Mill and at festivals like the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Iowa City Jazz Festival and the Chi-town Jazz Festival. He has performed with many renowned musicians including Benny Golson, Phil Woods, Jeff Hamilton and Jimmy Greene.
Kevin is also an active instructor at two different Chicago area colleges.
Additional Booking Notes
The musicians will bring all necessary musical equipment and amplification. The performers will only need access to electricity, seating, and shelter from rain and very low temperatures.
A microphone for the officiant or MC can be provided upon request.