Specializing in live jazz guitar performances that are warm and inviting, for festivals, corporate events, art exhibits, birthday celebrations, socials, weddings and rehearsal dinners, restaurants, etc...
An elegant jazz performance will ensure that your social or event is extra-special by providing timeless jazz guitar for your event. You can expect a lively, classic, and uniquely entertaining musical selection and performance that will add to your event or occasion. Every effort is made to ensure that your special event meets the highest standard. I look forward to serving you by providing a touch of elegance, sophistication, and style the way only traditional jazz can.
Thel was amazing at our Friendsgiving event! He is so polite and professional and his music is perfect entertainment for any event! Thanks again:)
Response from Thel Petty:
Abbi, thank you very much for the wonderful feedback! I was very happy to be included within your event.
Thel Petty was a model of professional in connection with our event. His music was fantastic. Selections were amazing and brilliant in that they were so appropriate for the gathering.
Response from Thel Petty:
Professor Wimbush, thank you so much for your feeback. I was sharing your information with one of the Ministers of my church yesterday. It was an true honor to participate! Thel
We had Thel play at an outdoor dinner party. The music selection and volume were perfect. He is a caring professional who will work with you to make your event a success.
My wife and I booked Thel to play at our wedding reception. He was absolutely terrific! A month before the reception, Thel met with us at the venue to judge which equipment would be most appropriate and to get a feel of the acoustics. Thel stayed in touch via email and was very prompt in responding.
At the reception, Thel played continuously for 3 hours and matched the tempo/speed of the music with how the party progressed. The music selections were terrific and were designed to not take center stage, but rather, provide the appropriate background scene.
Thel is a true professional and surpassed our expectations. Thel is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
I hired Thel to perform at my customer event for the second time and once again he was amazing. He was professional, easy to work with and the crowd loved his musical selections. I look forward to working with him again in the future given the chance.
Thel Petty's guitar is a stage for his humanity and creativity. He joined a trio that quickly delivered the musical landscapes we needed. A true professional--he knew just when to take the spotlight and just how to underscore the best in the musicians around him. Beautiful.
I hired The Petty to perform at my company event that we hold annually for customers. The guests, including my CEO, absolutely enjoyed the entire performance. He enhanced the dinner at atmosphere perfectly. I would hire him again in an instant. He was professional, courteous, and very entertaining.
I recently had the pleasure of hiring Mr. Petty to play at my Mom's Surprise 60th Birthday party. Mr. Petty was very professional and communicated with me through every step of the process. He was a great addition to the party and everyone raved about the music. His talent was so apparent, the party venue asked for his contact information for future bookings. If you are looking for a timeless jazz performance, I highly recommend Mr. Petty, the experience was extraordinary. I will certainly be recommending Mr. Petty to everyone I know.
Price Range: $300-2000
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Unions: Charlotte Jazz Society
What to Expect
Specializing in professional live jazz guitar performances that are warm and inviting, for restaurants, retirement communities, socials, art galleries, jazz brunches, dinner parties, rehearsal dinners, etc. in greater Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas.
An elegant jazz performance will ensure that your social or event is extra-special by providing high-quality timeless jazz music for your event. You can expect a lively, smooth and uniquely entertaining musical selection and performance that will add to your occasion. Every effort is made to ensure that your special event meets the highest standard.
Thel has performed in venues that include numerous country clubs, York County Blues and Jazz Festival 2011-2015, restaurants, art shows, etc.. He has have also performed at numerous churches, rehearsal dinners, weddings, private parties, and corporate events. During a typical performance Thel has enough material for four 45 to 50 minutes sets. References can be provided upon request.
Thel Petty performs jazz solo guitar (Style: Improvisation of Classic Jazz Standards). He provides PA and all related equipment for the performance.
Instrument used for performance: Gibson Super 400 and/or Gibson ES-175
Below is a sample of some music that will be performed.
Jazz standards such as:
Let There be Love – by Nat King Cole
Georgia on My Mind – by Ray Charles
Fever – by Natalie Cole
The Very Thought of You – Tony Bennett
Misty – by Ella Fitzgerald
Moon Dance – by Van Morrison
So What – by Miles Davis
Days of Wine and Roses
I’ve got you under My Skin – by Michael Bubble
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - by Manning Sherwin
Black Orpheus – by Luiz Bonfá
Come Fly with Me – by Frank Sinatra
All Blues – by Miles Davis
Past Booked Events
|November 21, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party|
|September 05, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|January 28, 2017 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Nonprofit Event|
|February 24, 2016||Cocktail Party|
|December 16, 2015||Weekly/Recurring Performance|
|May 22, 2015||Cocktail Party|
Influences & Inspiration
Joe Pass, George Benson, Django Reinhardt, and Tal Farlow