Orvil Ivie - can supply your establishment or event with the perfect live music experience!
Orvil can performs as a soloist, Duo (with Latin percussion) or Trio (with two guitars and percussion)! Orvil plays nylon & steel string acoustic guitar performing Contemporary (Smooth) Jazz, Blues & variety ambient music using state of the art high-tech laptop-sequenced background tracks & Loop station accompaniment.
Orvil has 40 years in the live music business – If you are considering live music please select Orvil as an option, his pricing is very reasonable!
. . . Played for our anniversary party on June 11. Their music was perfect for our outdoor venue, and well-performed. They were fun and nice. Everyone commented on how good the music was. It was good for background, and also for listening and dancing to.
Highly recommend for smaller (we had about 50) gatherings, very laid-back.
Orvil & Mike are wonderful. Their musicianship rewards the listener if you choose to focus on them, but they remain unobtrusive so you can focus on conversation if you choose. Also very personable & fun to work with.
Orvil and his percussionist Mike arrived early, happy, outgoing and friendly. They setup and started playing right on time and everyone was very impressed with their level of talent. They interacted with the guests took requests (Santana, Sade, Marc Antoine & others) and even performed a few dance tunes. I can't say enough good things about the Orvil Ivie Duo. Hire them for your event! You'll be very glad you did.
Price Range: $400.00 and Up
Gig Length: 15 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Guitarist Orvil Ivie always finds the groove!
The Orvil Ivie band performs in a variety of musical styles from a soloist, duo with Percussionist Mike Renwick or Trio with Garry Meziere on guitar also! We perform Contemporary Jazz, Blues & Variety music using state of the art high-tech laptop-sequenced background tracks! Our music is perfect for Wineries, Corp. Events, Wedding dinners, Parties & special events were the music is not too loud for conversation ;-)
We have 45 years in the live music business – some of our current customers are:
Coria Estates (Salem, OR), Trinity Vineyards (Salem, OR), Redgate Vineyards (Independence, OR), Nameste Vineyards (Dallas, OR), Cubanisimo Vineyards (Salem, OR), De Ponte Cellars (Dayton, OR), Salishan Resort (Oregon coast), Willamette Valley Vineyards (Turner, OR), The Horseradish Cheese and Wine Bar (Carlton, OR), Oregon Gardens Resort (Silverton, OR), Oregon Hotel (McMinnville, OR), Van Duzer Vineyards (Dallas, OR), Olsen Family Vineyards (Monmouth, OR), and many more (we can supply reference names & numbers if needed).
Contemporary Jazz (Latin feel) music from: - Peter White* Jeff Golub* Marc Antoine* Steve Oliver* Brian Hughes * Chris Standring* Joyce Cooling* Ronny Jordon* Chieli Minucci!
Variety music from: - Eric Clapton* Jimmy Buffet* Sade* Van Morrison* Santana* & many more.
We can provide your event with the perfect musical experience!
Orvil has played guitar for 50 years in many different styles of music (rock, blues etc...) but...there's something about the contemporary (smooth) jazz genre that he loves!
For the most part, Orvil is not keen on many other forms of jazz - It's just the soft, cool, non noisy, no nonsense feel of smooth jazz.
Smooth or contemporary Jazz (which is a radio coined name) is really not Straight ahead jazz...it's just contemporary verity music with a jazzy feel.
He's working hard on booking Vineyards, Corp events, parties & Wine bars here in Oregon playing - YOU GUESSED IT "Contemporary (Smooth) Jazz ;-)
Additional Booking Notes
Need only a standard grounded 15 - 20 Amp 110 V outlet.
Past Booked Events
|August 01, 2019 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Restaurant/Bar Event|
|June 11, 2017 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|December 28, 2014||Birthday Party|
Contemporary Smooth Jazz music from:
* Peter White
* Jeff Golub
* Larry Carlton
* Marc Antoine
* Steve Oliver
* Brian Hughes
* Chris Standring
* Joyce Cooling
* Russ Freeman
* Ronny Jordon
* Chieli Minucci
|Orvil Ivie Solo||Solo Guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
Early influences are: Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana.
Current Jazz and Blues influences: Peter White, Jeff Golub, Larry Carlton, Chuck Loeb, Marc Antoine, Robben Ford, Duke Robillard, Alex Schultz, Charlie Baty and Les Paul.
15 x 15 space or stage standard grounded 15 - 20 Amp 110 V outlet.