Solo jazz, Latin, sacred & classical guitar for corporate events, weddings, parties, church functions & more. Instrumental solo guitar. Smooth jazz, jazz standards, classical-style sacred music, original fingerstyle guitar pieces. Could fill up to 4 sets with Originals/Jazz/Latin/Brazilian, &/or new age-like fingerstyle guitar, more where Classical and/or Sacred music is appropriate. Michigan, including Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Big Rapids, Detroit, Saginaw, Bay City, Midland, Cadillac, Mackinac Island. With some travel expense, I will travel to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, or even further if the client is willing to pay travel and lodging.
Warren recently played for our wedding and did an outstanding job. He is a beautiful guitarist and was everything I hoped he would be. Music is such an important part of an event and he was the perfect choice for us. With very little direction, Warren instinctively knew when and what to play to make the evening perfect. We even had a couples dance to one of his songs. A highly recommend Warren.
Response from Warren Kramer:
Thanks Jeanne, loved the gig! Blessings to you and David and you're family.
Sounded great and had enough volume to fill up an outdoor area. He knew what song to play at what time; did not need much guidance. Great musicality.
Price Range: Base rate: $250 up to an hour. $60/hr after
Gig Length: 3 - 480 minutes
What to Expect
Warren Kramer, jazz, Latin, Flamenco, classical-style & sacred guitar.
Warren Kramer makes a roomful of music with just one guitar. His fingerstyle instrumental technique allows him to play melody and accompaniment at the same time, at times sounding like two guitars and a bass. Warren learned jazz styles from Al Swan (himself a student of Earl Klugh) and studied the classical guitar under Andrew Schulman, Joel Yaggi, and Jerry Klickstein. His solo guitar styles include jazz standards, Brazilian/Latin jazz/sambas, and old favorites in jazz or classical styles. Warren's original pieces blend jazz, classical and folk styles, while his classical guitar style hymns, praise & worship songs are most appropriate for Christian weddings and events. On this site, you may download free samples of Warren Kramer's music and contact his booking to schedule him for your event.
I'm a professional jazz, Latin, and classical guitarist (corporate events, weddings, parties, clubs, restaurants, memorials, gallery openings, concerts, outdoor events, and faith-based gatherings). I play instrumental solo guitar. I am a classically-trained guitarist, play Latin/Brazilian jazz, jazz standards, classical-style sacred music, classic rock solo guitar interpretations, and solo fingerstyle guitar originals.
I live in Norton Shores (south of Muskegon), frequent Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven. I play all over Michigan and beyond. I've played gigs in Lansing, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor/Detroit, Benton Harbor/St. Jo/South Bend, IN, Traverse City, etc. I also have relatives in Big Rapids, so Mt. Pleasant, BR, & Cadillac are fine. I have played as far north as Mackinac Island, and as far south as Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.
I've also done a lot of vocalist accompaniment on acoustic, classical and electric. I could fill 4 sets with Originals/Jazz/Latin/Brazilian, and/or new age-like fingerstyle guitar, more if I added Classical and/or Sacred.
Additional Booking Notes
For extended gigs, Warren will sometimes bring 2 or 3 instruments, switching seamlessly from classical guitar, to electric, to steel-stringed acoustic. He owns and plays a wide variety of guitars, and chooses his instruments for each gig, depending on the client's needs.
Past Booked Events
|September 05, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|August 22, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 01, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
JAZZ STANDARD EXAMPLES:
Fly me to the moon
Manha de Carnival (Black Orpheus)
Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
Here's That Rainy Day
Shadow of your smile
People Get Ready
Night and Day
HYMNS & SACRED PIECE EXAMPLES
How Great Thou Art
Change My Heart O God
Come Thou Fount / Come Ye Thankful People (medley)
You Are My Hiding Place
For the Beauty of the Earth
Just As I Am / All Hail the Power (medley)
O Sacred Head Now Wounded
ORIGINAL PIECE EXAMPLES
The Space Inside Your Heart
|Warren Kramer||Solo Guitarist|
Influences & Inspiration
Warren is the "Musical Grandson" of famed nylon-string jazz great Earl Klugh. Earl was the teacher of Al Swan, who was Warren's first teacher. He also greatly admires players like Al DiMeola and Pat Metheny. Latin influences include the great Brazilian guitarist Toninho Horta. Finally, many great Progressive Rock guitarists continue to influence his playing, from Steve Howe to Roine Stolt.
I'll bring everything I need
Multiple guitars, acoustic, electric, archtop, baritone guitar, and several nylon-string classical guitars. Amplification includes various amps for any size gathering, including battery-powered amps for beach weddings or anywhere electricity is not easily
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