Scott Sanchez

Why book Scott Sanchez?

Scott Sanchez has provided music for weddings, corporate events, private parties and concerts throughout the United States and Europe. He has great sight reading abilities, is able to learn music fast, and can find the perfect music for your event. Clients can also be assured that his state of the art sound system will enable his music to be heard in intimate and large venues. His repertoire includes a wide variety of music from the Renaissance to Jazz and popular tunes by Sting, The Beatles, Clapton, etc.

"My music will create an incredible ambiance for your special event. I am excited about the possibility of being part of your special occasion!"
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Professional and talented - a wonderful experience!

We hired Scott to play our wedding ceremony 2 weeks ago in Pittsfield, MA and we're so glad we found him! When communicating by phone and e-mail before the event, Scott always responded quickly and thoughtfully. He was also very open and willing to play any music that we requested. Scott arrived on time, and was flexible about the setup location since it was raining on and off and we had initially planned an outdoor ceremony. He played beautifully while our guests were arriving, and did an amazing job with the processional, recessional, and with an accompaniment to my brother singing mid-ceremony. Everyone commented that they loved the music, and we were so happy to have songs that were meaningful to us and our families. I would reccomend Scott in a heartbeat and will definitely hire him again if the opportunity arises!

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Reviewer: Jessica R.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Pittsfield, MA
Event Date: Jul 28, 2012
Hired As: Classical Guitarist

Great wedding performer

My husband and I hired Scott Sanchez to play for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour in Northampton, MA. We couldn't be happier with his performance. We chose him after listening to samples from three different guitarists. His music really stood out among them, and his price was just as competitive. We are extremely happy with our choice. Not only is he an exceptionally good musician, Scott was very easy to work with, flexible, professional, versatile and responsive to our requests. He learned a new arrangement for our processional, and also learned a new piece from scratch for our cocktail hour--a piece originally written for piano that has a lot of meaning for my family. He even arranged a Bob Marley piece for our recessional and quietly gave us the arrangement as a gift at the end of his performance. He asked us about the type of music we wanted at the cocktail hour, and played a wide ranging repertior. He also took care of all of the technical details. Our wedding site was in a pavilion outside, and Scott brought and set up his own sound equipment, so we didn't have to worry about any of it. We got a lot of compliments from our guests on his music, and we highly recommend him!

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Reviewer: Laura H.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Northampton, MA
Event Date: Jun 30, 2012
Hired As: Guitarist

Vibrant and Emotive- a classical triumph!

Scott performed recently at a an all-class reunion and fall homecoming for a 40-member group of women who had attended Venerini Academy in Worcester, MA from 1950 through present times. The two hour program was intended to be background muisc for the event, but those attending applauded, complimented the music and musician repeatedly during the program.

He played masterfully,and presented a musical program that will long be remembered. His music was inspirational, entertaining, and wholly engaging. His music added a rich dimension to our homecoming and aded value to our day. Although he played a single instrument- a classical guitar-there was an orchestral sound and rich resonance in the room as he played. He's masterful and creative and his sounds ranged from soothing to dynamic to subtle-we enjoyed every note!

Thank you, Mr. Sanchez - for the music and the musician!

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Reviewer: Joan P.
Organization: Venerini Academy Alumnae
Event: Reunion in Worcester, MA
Event Date: Oct 20, 2012
Hired As: Classical Guitarist

My October 2012 wedding

My October 2012 wedding was captured and set by a heartfelt and romantic scene played by Scott Sanchez on classical guitar. His music truly added a beautiful element for all of my guests to enjoy. I would recommend his professional guitar services to anyone who is looking for an incrediblly talented musician to play beautiful music rendition pieces.

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Reviewer: Audra B.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Simsbury, CT
Event Date: Oct 7, 2012
Hired As: Classical Guitarist, Classical Guitarist

Professional and talented

Scott was a great addition to our wedding. Making the booking was very smooth, and he was very responsive to our wishes and replied quickly to our emails. He even adapted an important piece of music for the classical guitar for us. Our guests were very impressed by his performance during the ceremony and the cocktail hour afterwards. We were also impressed by his professionalism. Without a doubt, I would hire Scott again.

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Reviewer: Ole-Petter H.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Lee, MA
Event Date: Sep 1, 2012
Hired As: Classical Guitarist

Masterful and Moving

Our library hosts many classical performances, but this was one of the all-time best. Sanchez's abilities and passion delighted our audience.

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Reviewer: Annais S.
Organization: NPR Public Library
Event: Concert Venue in New Port Richey, FL
Event Date: Jul 14, 2012
Hired As: Classical Guitarist

A perfect performance by Scott Sanchez

I regularly hire performers to present programs at Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay, a retirement community in Sarasota, Florida. Our residents are very discriminating in their musical tastes, and Scott's excellent performance fulfilled their expectations, and mine. I will surely be asking him to come back in the future.

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Reviewer: Maryanne S.
Event: Other in Sarasota, FL
Event Date: Jul 12, 2012
Hired As: Classical Guitarist

Mr. Sanchez is one of America's finest guitarists

Mr, Sanchez is one of America's most accomplished guitarists. He plays with clarity, technical assurance, sharp interpretation, flair and polish. He has a wide range of literature that he plays from memory. Audiences respond with positive enthusiasm. He is a passionate player with outstanding talent.

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Reviewer: David E. B.
Organization: Church of Our Saviour
Event: Church Service in Milford, NH
Event Date: Dec 24, 2011
Hired As: Classical Guitarist

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: $300-1500

Overview

Tasteful ambient music for your event. Music for concerts available also.

Upcoming Booked Events

05/24/14 Wedding - The Mount, Lenox, Massachusetts
06/06/14 Wedding - Southington, Connecticut
06/27/14 Wedding - Albany Country Club, New York

Past Booked Events

10/26/13 Wedding Ceremony - Black Birch Vineyard, Southampton, Massachusetts
10/19/13 Wedding-Wallingford, Connecticut
10/11/13 Rehearsal Dinner - Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
09/24/13 Concert - Bloomfield, Connecticut
09/22/13 Wedding- The Inn at Longshore in Westport, Connecticut
09/20/13 Wedding, Newton, Massachusetts
09/07/13 Reception - Amherst, Massachusetts
09/01/13 Wedding - Saugerties, New York
08/31/13 Wedding - Reheboth, Massachusetts
08/16/13 Wedding - Cohasset, Massachusetts
08/03/13 Wedding - Amherst, MA
06/29/13 Birthday Party -Sheraton Hotel, Springfield, Massachusetts
06/08/13 Wedding-Stonover Farm, Lenox, Massachusetts
04/27/13 Anniversary Party - Rindge, New Hampshire
04/12/13 Concert - Watertown Public Library, Massachusetts
12/05/12 Concert-The McCauley, West Hartford, Connecticut
11/29/12 Concert-Franklin Pierce University, New Hampshire
11/13/12 Concert-Glenmeadow, Longmeadow, Massachusetts
10/28/12 Concert-Loomis Village, South Hadley, Massachusetts
10/26/12 Concert-The Arbors of Amherst, Massachusetts
10/24/12 Glastonbury Riverfront Comm Center in Connecticut
10/21/12 Concert-Amherst Town Library, New Hampshire
10/20/12 Venerini Academy Alumni Association-Worcester, Massachusetts
10/07/12 Wedding-Simsbury, Connecticut
10/06/12 Wedding-Mt. Sunapee, New Hampshire
09/22/12 Wedding-Coventry, Connecticut
09/08/12 Wedding-Quechee, Vermont
09/01/12 Wedding-Camp Lenox, Lee, Massachusetts
08/18/12 August 18, 2012 Wedding-New Hartford, Connecticut
08/02/12 Private Event - Annual Fundraising Gala featuring Mr. Steve Forbes, CEO of Forbes Media Coolidge Historic Site Plymouth, Vermont
07/28/12 Wedding-Pittsfield, Massachusetts
07/22/12 Wedding-Country Club, Queechie, Vermont
07/15/12 Concert-Fountains of Boca Ciega, St. Petersburgh, Florida
07/14/12 Concert- Newport Richey, Florida
07/12/12 Concert-Plymouth Harbor, Sarasota, Florida
06/30/12 Wedding-Look Park, Northampton, Massachusetts
06/16/12 Wedding-Elm Court Estate, Lenox, Massachusetts

Scott Sanchez

TOP 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD HIRE SCOTT SANCHEZ:

1. Reasonably Priced - The solo finger-style guitar is capable of producing rich sounding arrangements of your favorite music and can create the effect of many musicians playing simultaneously. It is an advantage to your budget to hire me, because as a solo instrumentalist, you will not have to pay for the high price of a band or larger ensemble. It is just me and my guitar. Also, there are no hidden fees for my services. Once we agree on a price, you will not be told later that I "forgot" to mention the price of something. All administrative costs (i.e. preparing the contract, e-mail and phone correspondence, working directly with the caterer or event planner if necessary, etc.) are included in my fee.

2. Professional - I return e-mails and phone calls promptly and am always easily accessible throughout the planning process. During your event, I will arrive early to set-up my equipment and I will be dressed appropriately for your occasion.

3. Volume Control - I have a great sound system that makes it possible for me to be heard. Not so loud that your guests will be drowned out by my sound, but loud enough to be listened to at an enjoyable level. Also, if you need to make announcements, or you have an officiant who needs amplification, you are welcome to hook into my amplifier. This is one less hassle you have to worry about when planning your event.

4. Versatility - Your musical desires are important to me, and I am happy to learn music that you request. I love music, and I play many different styles from classical to modern day popular music and all points in between. If you have a special song or piece of music that you would like me to arrange for guitar, just ask, and I can make it happen.

5. Commitment - Music is like breathing for me and I greet each musical event as a unique opportunity to share my love and passion. I will give you my very best to help make your special occasion the wonderful experience you deserve!


About Scott

Scott Sanchez has performed throughout the United States and Europe. He plays a wide variety of music from the Renaissance to Modern Popular music and Jazz. His vast repertoire works well for concerts, receptions, wedding ceremonies, background music at restaurants, corporate events, etc.

Mr. Sanchez currently has three CD's to his credit, and he has been heard on Public Radio affiliates throughout the U.S.

He is a graduate of Yale University, where he received his Master's of Music degree. Currently, he is head of guitar studies at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.


"...Colorful and poignant… an authority
and confidence that is most convincing."
Soundboard Magazine (U.S.A.)

"...Possessed of fast and fluent fingers… a
great sense of infectious enthusiasm for
music."
Classical Guitar Magazine (Great Britain)

"...Sanchez retains the elegant
ornamentation, expressive vibrato and
broad, warm tone of the Spanish
masters."
Springfield Union News (U.S.A.)

Influences & Inspiration

Pepe Romero, LA Guitar Quartet, Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, Arthur Rubinstein, The Beatles, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, Paco De Lucia, Jeff Beck....

Setup Requirements

Access to power outlet and a comfortable area to set up a music stand, PA system and chair

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