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The Guitar Arts Duo performs the greatest swing guitar music of the past century. Whether your event is black tie or blue jeans, The Duo’s swinging jazz, expertly played through a state-of-the-art sound system, will help make your next gathering into an exciting and memorable event. Two guitars are a great combination, since they can provide all the melody, rhythm, and harmony of a much larger group for a fraction of the price.
The Guitar Arts Duo is John Behling and Bob Gerics. They have played for presidents, toured the world, and worked with many top performers. Their beautiful and exciting music will make any event extraordinary. Further info and reviews at John's solo page.
I hired the Guitar Arts Duo for a cocktail party, and they were wonderful. Outstanding musicians and so easy to work with. The music is lovely and lively, but it stays in the background. They were quick to respond to all of my questions and professional throughout my dealings with them. Highly recommended.
The music was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for making our party so special!
Showed up on time, sound level was just right, they really got into their music, guests loved them, there was much dancing, they were adaptable to a weather relocation mid-party, exceeded expectations.
Response from The Guitar Arts Duo:
Thanks, Jim, We had a ball playing for you. Looking forward to the next time.
The Duo was very professional and prompt! Great music and the crowd loved their selections. I will definitely consider again for our annual event!
Thanks, Duo, for a fun evening!
Very professional, timely, and friendly.
What to Expect
With The Guitar Arts Duo you can expect lively and expertly performed music that brings the spirit of celebration to your event. Two guitars create a festive sound that fills the room and inspires conversation and interaction. The group is intimate and portable, so you can put us anywhere. And with our mastery of many styles, we are a great fit for any audience, venue, or occasion.
The Guitar Arts Duo is John Behling and Bob Gerics. John and Bob have been performing professionally since the 1980s. John performs jazz, Brazilian, and classical music. He has performed for Presidents Clinton and Obama, and has given concerts at the Kennedy Center and other prestigious venues. He has appeared with such luminaries as Jay McShann and Patti Page and has toured with the award-winning fiddler Jeremy Kittel. Bob performs as a solo guitarist/singer at pubs, concerts and festivals. He has performed in many jazz ensembles, folk groups, acoustic duos & trios, and cruise ship bands, and has backed up acts such as Mitzi Gaynor, The Maguire Sisters, & Tom Paxton. Like John, he also performed with fiddler Jeremy Kittel in their acoustic duo and trio.
Additional Booking Notes
The Guitar Arts Duo is completely self-contained. We have guitars and sound systems to suit a variety of situations. All we need are two chairs and we are ready to go.
Past Booked Events
|September 07, 2019 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 30, 2019 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Fundraiser|
|April 27, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Fundraiser|
|February 15, 2019 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Fundraiser|
|August 15, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|December 23, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Christmas Party|
Swing Tunes Samples
It Had to Be You
I'll See You In My Dreams
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Sing, Sing, Sing
Oh, Lady Be Good
Pennies From Heaven
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
I've Got Rhythm
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
When You Wish Upon A Star
Gypsy Jazz Samples
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Bossa Nova Samples
Girl From Ipanema
One Note Samba
Agua De Beber
O Morro Nao Tem Vez
Jazz Standards/Modern Jazz Guitar
Four On Six
Scrapple From The Apple
Blues For Alice
Stella By Starlight
All The Things You Are
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
I Hear a Rhapsody
Alice In Wonderland
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Influences & Inspiration