I play everything from the Renaissance to Broadway. I specialize in Weddings and Social Events, with very special repertoire needs. I have done casuals for the Santa Fe Opera, the State Museums, Buffalo Thunder and the Teachers Association. I can program for any occasion, from the lofty Classical Repertoire, to Academy Award winning movie themes. Recent dates have been playing the Members Preview reception for the Santa Fe Art Museum and it summer show from the British Museum...... New Years Eve and Valentines Day at the Four Seasons "Terra" restaurant. Numerous Weddings and parties from the Four Season to the Inn of the 5 Graces.
Price Range: $200 to $1000
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Because of my expertise with sound and versatility, I have no peers in this part of the country. I will create a program for personal preferences and needs. From the Beatles to Bach, Spanish repertoire to Broadway favorites. My Christmas programs use top of the line arrangements and virtually all mainstream Christmas favorites. I work with Singers and other Chamber musicians. I specialize in Religious programs in all traditions.
I am an experienced accompanist and soloist. I am also an expert sound technician and entertainment adviser. I have traveled around the country this year doing high profile weddings with complex requirements. Example; I was flown into Jackson Hole Wyoming this year to play a wedding uniting East Coast / Texas / Mountain Folk. The opening music consisted of Copeland'esq American Folk songs with a western flavor. The wedding party entered to the Sleepers Awake Cantata by J.S. Bach .......... the recessional was "Skip to my Lou" .... Reception Dinner music included all facets of music from the Baroque to favorite Hollywood movie themes and Broadway Musical selections.
A Wedding at the Bishops Lodge.... uniting an Austrian Banking family to a local Santa Fe girl, required an extraordinary request list, with a heavy Spanish influence. The bridal entrance consisted of a special arrangement of Granda by Albeniz and modulating to the Wedding March on special cues. Challenging and rewarding. I'm doing a series of concerts for the New Mexico State Museums this fall along with a Christmas Mass at the Loretto Chapel. I also specialize in Virtuoso Christmas programs. I will also be preforming in Chuscales "Gypsy Passion" flamenco show in December.
Recent dates include New Years and Valentines Day at the Four Seasons. New Mexico Museum of Art and its "Lines of Thought" from the British Museum ... members preview. Parties and Weddings from the Four Seasons to the Inn of the 5 Graces.
Richard King IV
To Jesse M. Vernier
CC Tamara Ashburn
09/16/14 at 4:22 PM
Thank you, Jesse! You were a smash hit and so appreciated by everyone. We hope to see you in Santa Fe this Christmas.
I will be putting a check in the mail for you the end of this month when I get paid;) It was especially rewarding to get to know you better. You are an exceptional person. Thank you for your music and wise counsel on planning an emotionally memorable and energetically flowing ceremony, reception and brunch! We look forward to staying in touch with you for many years to come. We live in Austin from November to May if you get down that way.
With great appreciation,
Richard and Tamara
R. King & Co.
To Jesse Vernier
10/04/16 at 12:17 AM
Thank you! You were awesome! I'd be happy to write a blurb of some kind -- just let me know what you're looking for. We are on honeymoon now but I can get to it next week when we return.
All the best!
Jesse Vernier began formal music studies at the University of Idaho where he studied with guitarist and cellist Howard Jones and with further studies is Salt Lake City with jazz great Lee Robinson. Mr. Vernier has also participated in master classes with many of the legendary virtuosi of our time including Pepe Romero, Julian Bream and Johnny Smith. Mr. Vernier is founder of both the Sierra Nevada and the Auburn Camerata chamber ensembles. He has performed as a solo recitalist, chamber musician and accompanist throughout the western states. In addition to touring with soprano Michelle Coder, he has played a series of concerts with the internationally acclaimed Harrington String Quartet. Mr. Vernier has been a guitar soloist with the Auburn Symphony performing Joaquin Rodrigo’s “ Concierto de Aranjuez” and gave a highly praised performance of Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s “D Major Concerto” with the Paradise Symphony. Mr. Vernier has also performed in a series of concerts with Hollywood recording artist, woodwind virtuoso Steve Fowler. Mr. Vernier has also made several appearances on PBS television.
Additional Booking Notes
I use state of the art, surround sound, radio connected speaker, insuring adequate sound dispersal at very comfortable volumes. This approch has been validated time and again to be the best possible method. I played a number of special events for the Santa Fe Opera Board at the Four Seasons resort in 2013 / 2014. And yes, they are a demanding group of people.
Influences & Inspiration
Laurindo Almedia, Andres Segovia, Julian Bream
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