Professional and Accomplished Finger Style Guitarist available for parties, weddings, fine dining establishments, corporate events, house parties, restaurants, wine bars, etc.
He was AMAZING!!!!! He played for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and received raving reviews from all of my guests. He was a good communicator prior to the event, learned a a few songs that were important to us, then arrived early and performed tirelessly. In summary, he is extremely talented and professional and I'd recommend him without hesitation for any event!!!
I hired Stan to play for my customers at Bradenton Beach for 2 nights of their family reunion vacation. Stan is so talented and very professional. My customers are so thrilled at his performance and they can't wait to listen to him play again on Thursday!
"Stan Bozek" performed at my Wedding Ceremony in Island Park, Sarasota, and then at the Reception in "The Bayfront Room" overlooking Sarasota Bay. I asked Stan to compliment my Wedding Theme by wearing all White. He did so. His Performances during the Wedding and at the Reception were exceptional. We did not want a local, everybody knows, everybody hears Guitarist, we wanted a Fresh Talent, that would knock their socks off.
Stan was Premier.
He was totally Professional, Extraordinary and played with "Heart". I and my Husband are so pleased, so glad we found Stan. We are beyond recommending Stan, We would "URGE" you to book him for your Wedding, Party, Event. On all of Tampa Bay, Stan Bozek is "FANTASTIC".
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
My performance will always be tailored to the type of event I am playing for, but in general, my music has been referred to as beautiful, relaxing and "sounds like 2 guitars".
A wedding reception will include romantic and soft classical guitar music, while a Spanish themed party will be much more upbeat and include music by Spanish classical guitarists and modern arrangements with flamenco techniques.
For a wine, coffee bar or dining room, I usually perform a lot of finger style arrangements of songs from the 60's (especially Beatles music) through 80's along with a few jazz standards, blues and country.
I can also provide some vocals if that is what the performance calls for. Some of the artists whose songs I sing are Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffet, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, CCR, JJ Cale, Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson and others.
Originally from the Utica, NY area, Stan Bozek has had a life-long passion for the guitar. At the age of 9, he began 4 years of private lessons with jazz guitarist George O’Dell and later continued to study classical and finger style guitar on his own. He also studied music business at Mohawk Valley Community College. His early influences included Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, Jerry Reed, Carl Perkins and Andres Segovia. Later influences included Liona Boyd, Christopher Parkening, Mark Knopfler and many others.
In the last 20 years, Stan has toured extensively in the US and Canada as a sideman, opening for, or sharing the stage with major acts such as Sheryl Crowe, Lee Greenwood, Ray Price, Pam Tillis, Dr. Hook, Edgar Winter, Susie McEntire and Tommy Cash.
Stan has recorded three instrumental CDs on his own and one live with the band. His music has gained him fans worldwide as a result of internet radio and he has received millions of plays on stations such as Pandora, Jango and Live 365 stations including Christmas 24/7, Radio Guitar, Winterscapes and others.
Stan and his latest CD was featured in the July 2016 issue of FINGERSTYLE GUITAR JOURNAL, an online publication based in Nashville that has included many of the greatest finger stylists in the world.
Whether performing as a soloist, composing for acoustic guitar or improvising an electric lead, Stan strives to focus on being melodic and tasteful while always playing with feeling. His performances have consistently resulted in favorable reviews.
Additional Booking Notes
I have all the equipment I need to perform for a room seating up to 300 people. This will normally include a guitar amp or 2, and a small PA that puts out 600 watts per side and a Shure SM58 mic.
The guitars I usually use in my solo act include:
Larrivee OMV-03RE - steel string acoustic electric
Ovation Electric Country Artist - acoustic electric with nylon strings
Gretsch 5120 modified electric
Galveston "Resonator" acoustic electric
For outdoor performances, where no electricity is available, I use a battery powered amp which carries the sound of the guitar quite nicely.
Past Booked Events
|April 07, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Baby Shower|
|October 21, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 11, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
CLASSICAL / SPANISH
Ode To Joy
Sor Op.35 no.22
Bouree - Bach
Minuet in G - Bach
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Variations on a Theme of Mozart
The Wedding March
Morning Has Broken
Dust In The Wind
Here Come's The Sun
Have To Say I Love You In A Song
Time In A Bottle
Eight Days A Week
In My Life
Both Sides Now
House Of The Rising Sun
The Look Of Love
Make You Feel My Love
Sounds Of Silence
Why Worry Now
Just An Old Fashioned Love Song
Time After Time
Before You Accuse Me
Somewhere Out There
So Happy Together
Blowing In The Wind
You and Me
Let It Be Me
We've Only Just Begun
The Wedding Song
Baby's Coming Home
Folsom Prison Blues
Black Mountain Rag
Ring Of Fire
Windy and Warm
San Antonio Rose
Yankee Doodle Dixie
JAZZ / STANDARDS / RAGS
Girl From Ipanema
Maple Leaf Rag
TV & MOVIE THEMES
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter/
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Somewhere My Love
GOSPEL / CHRISTIAN
I'll Fly Away
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Nearer My God To Thee
I Saw The Light
Just As I Am
Old Rugged Cross
How Great Thou Art
Once Upon A Memory
Chase Of The Wild Goose
Road To Dothan
Influences & Inspiration
Muriel Anderson - Fingerstyle, classical guitarist
Michael Chapdelaine - Fingerstyle, classical guitarist
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