- Worcester, MA
- Jazz Guitarist
- Travels up to 200 miles
- Please contact for rates
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Performing Jazz and R&B standards along with a bit of classical, my solo guitar performances are suited to corporate functions, cocktail hours, private parties, award ceremonies, or any other special occasion!
I have a long history of working in Boston including performing with two different Boston Music Award winning groups. I'm a Berklee College of Music Alumni with an extensive music business resume that includes composing music used on national network TV shows!
Price Range: Please contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
In my performances, I often accompany myself by recording parts live as I play (see my video example). Layering these different parts makes for a full sound and the creative process is exciting to watch! I work full time in the music industry and have done so my entire careers. I know my instrument, music, and performing.
Originally from Southington Connecticut, I started guitar lessons at age nine. After studying guitar through high school, I moved to Boston in 1980 to attend Berklee College of Music. Graduating Cum Laude in 1984, I was a founding member and leader of what would turn out to be one of Boston's most successful local acts ever, 'High Function'. With High Function, I played extensively at clubs and colleges throughout the New England area, performed a three-week tour of Switzerland, played in New York City, recorded an album in Chicago, and performed in a marketing film produced by Bose Corporation.
After leaving High Function, I went on to co-find and play guitar in the Boston based R&B band 'Universal Language'. Another very popular local group, nominated for a Boston Music award each year of their existence (and winning once), Universal Language credits include performances in the Boston Garden, Fleet Center, and at The House of Blues. I was also the Co-Executive Producer of their CD entitled 'One People'; a release well received on the local music scene.
In addition to playing in the bands, I was teaching myself the art of recording and composition. As a composer using my home studio (Studio Nine Productions), I have licensed my original music to NBC, ABC and CBS television, including the shows "The Voice", "Carson Daly", "Oprah," The Biggest Loser," "Martha Stewart", "JAG," and "One Life To Live" among many others. International composition clients include Macmillan Educational Publishing, both the Mexico and UK branches. I have also worked outside the house as a freelance recording engineer, and as an author have been published numerous times in the international periodical 'Recording Magazine' and the Berklee College of Music alumni magazine 'Berklee Today'.
Additional Booking Notes
When performing a smaller private function, sound is provided by the guitar amplifer. No PA is used so there is no microphone available to the client.
Past Booked Events
|December 10, 2015||Cocktail Party|
I perform many popular Jazz and R&B standards! Standards include "Paper Moon", "Georgia", My Funny Valentine", "I'll Take You There", "Waiting In Vain" and "Saint James Infirmary". If there is a special song you need for your event I will make every effort to accommodate you!
Influences & Inspiration
I am influenced by a wide variety of players including Carlos Santana, George Benson, John Scofield and Earl Klugh.
• Larger performances could require a PA to be provided.
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