The Lance Tanner Duo is an instrumental jazz guitar duo steeped in the tradition of guitar greats and classic tunes. From cocktail parties to corporate events, from graduations to grand openings, LTD can add style and sophistication, helping to create the perfect ambience for all your events!
LTD, with over 50 years of combined playing experience, is committed to providing professional, high-quality entertainment. Both LTD members, Jim Ferrantini and Marcus Deveso, have compiled exciting arrangements of a wide variety of Latin, Jazz, Swing, Pop, and Holiday tunes!
The Lance Tanner Duo played at our wedding on August 5th. They were wonderful and exceeded our expectations. We hosted a very small wedding with about 30 guests followed by a dinner. They played beautiful instrumental music for the entirety of our event, and our guests loved them. We booked them on very short notice, and they accommodated us so well and even provided us with suggestions as to what songs we should use during our ceremony. Their level of communication and professionalism was beyond what we could have hoped for and we are so grateful to have had their music playing on our special day.
LTD performed at my parents 50th wedding anniversary. It was a pleasure doing business with them. The communication before the event was complete and timely. They were most professional and their talents most enjoyable.
They did an awesome job. played through the whole dinner. Very reliable. Kept me informed before the wedding . would highly recommend. Music enjoyed by everyone young to older
The Lance Tanner Duo played at my parents 50th Anniversary party. The evening was fantastic and everyone had fun listening to them. They're incredibly talented and play a fun and recognizable setlist; incorporating jazz standards and rock classics.
I saw these guys at Spot coffee. I didn't expect live music, but was pleasantly surprised! They played a crazy variety...some jazz, and even some classic rock (I think it was light my fire by the doors). Definitely worth checking out if you enjoy chilling to some cool tunes!
What to Expect
You'll hear us play all kinds of tunes with strong melodies and a variety of rhythms tailored to your needs. We can play cool and subdued if background music is what will complement your event best, or we can bring it all out front for a real performance if your event calls for it.
We are Marcus and Jim and together we are the Lance Tanner Duo! We play instrumental versions of all the jazz standards and lots of pop tunes all arranged for two guitars. We've been playing a long time and can provide you with music that sets the mood for a great event. Whether its a cocktail party, a picnic, a corporate luncheon, dinner music from casual to formal settings, an evening at the coffee house, a special event anywhere from nursing homes to country clubs, or a complete performance all on its own, we are committed to delivering you fine musical entertainment that complements and enhances your event.
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide our own sound and stage equipment.
Upcoming Booked Events
|August 12, 2018 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 14, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Event|
Past Booked Events
|November 17, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 27, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Buffalo Cigars|
|August 05, 2017 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 22, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||SPoT on Tansit|
|June 15, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Music on Main|
|February 04, 2017 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||LaSallian Gala|
|October 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Buffalo Cigars|
|September 17, 2016 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|September 10, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||"PREP" for the Future - Fundraiser|
|July 30, 2016 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Hot Mama's Canteen (w/Luke Ciminelli)|
|June 17, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 03, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding - Becker farms|
|March 09, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Jewish Community Center Coffee House|
|February 06, 2016 • 5:00pm - 11:00pm||LaSallian Gala|
|January 03, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Haiti Benefit|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||St. John's Wine Tasting Benefit|
|July 18, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|June 26, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 11, 2015 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Cabernet Cafe|
Here is a brief sampling from the tunes we play:
Typical standards - Autumn Leaves, All the Things You Are, etc.
Some cool jazz - All Blues, Footprints
Bossa Nova - Girl from Ipanema, How Insensitive, etc.
Popular - You are the Sunshine of My Life, Just the way You Are etc.
and a few surprises!
Influences & Inspiration
We have been strongly influenced by so many great guitar players, Martin Taylor and Tommy Emmanuel especially. We have been very fortunate to have taken lessons from Martin Taylor and to have had him perform here in Buffalo each of the past two years.
We are basically self-sufficient equipment-wise