I provide peaceful, beautiful music, that fits into many different types of events including: Concerts, weddings, corporate events, background music, parties, and more. I'm professional, easy to work with, and accomplished. I have a Bachelor's in music performance from Columbia College with a concentration in classical guitar, and I'm a performance scholarship award winner. I provide the necessary equipment for most gigs, I show up on time, and I'm dependable. I've studied with some of the best guitarists in the world, and you won't regret hiring me for your event. My repertoire includes different styles of music, including classical, jazz, folk, pop, and some of my own compositions.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
An audience would see a high level musician, who performs a wide variety of music with precision, touch, and beautiful tone. The music is distinctive, but not over-powering. A client would get the same things as an audience member, plus someone who's easy to work with, professional, and reliable.
I'm a classically trained guitarist, with a repertoire that spans five centuries and multiple styles. I spent a year in Los Angeles studying at Musician's Institute in Hollywood. While in L.A, I studied with Grammy Award winning classical guitarist/composer, Evan Hirschelman. Evan helped me to become a more technically sound, well-rounded, and expressive musician. An injury to the median nerve in my right hand cut my studies short, forcing me to move back to Chicago, where my hand was surgically repaired.
Once my hand healed, I continued my studies at Prairie State College and joined the PSC jazz band. I won a most outstanding player award at the Lake County Community College Jazz Contest. I graduated from Prairie State with a Liberal Arts degree and decided to dedicate myself primarily to classical guitar.
Upon earning my Associates Degree from PSC, I developed a repertoire of over 30 solo guitar tunes, half of them classical compositions, the other half includes jazz tunes, popular songs, and a few of my own compositions. I've been invited to share my music at multiple weddings and restaurants (Cilantro, Svagatti's, Grape& Grain) in Chicago and its suburbs.
Currently, I'm teaching guitar at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort Illinois, and the Beverly Arts Center. In 2013, I decided to continue my classical guitar studies at Columbia College Chicago. I'm a performance scholarship award winner at Columbia College and as of December 2015, I'm a Bachelor of Music graduate.
Additional Booking Notes
I need a normal chair with no arms or wheels, and that's it.
Past Booked Events
|October 01, 2016 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
Rudy Theme Song
Bach Prelude from Cello Suite No.1
Villa Lobos Prelude No. 1
Leo Brouwer El Decameron
Those Sweet Words
Something She Said
Influences & Inspiration
I have a very wide range of influences. I'm passioniate about many styles of music, including; classical, jazz, rock, pop, funk, metal, fusion, film score, blues, and more. Some of my favorite musicians are The Beatles, Guthrie Govan, Bela Fleck, Steve Wilson, Tori Amos, Ron Thal, Maynard James Keenan, Dave Grohl, Hans Zimmer, Evan Hirschelman, Matt Palmer, Shaun Lane, and more.
I provide all of my own equipment, unless I'm required to fly to a different city. In which case I'd require a P.A system, and a couple microphones.
West Chicago, IL
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