Intimate Spanish, flamenco, and baroque classical guitar; the sweet sounds and rhythms of Brazil including Bossa Nova and Samba; jazz standards and hot gypsy swing,Tango, European / French, and Flamenco jazz.
Recently awarded 'Best of Western Washington' 2013 and Wedding Wire 5 Star 'Brides Choice' Award 2012
"Julian is gifted, talented, professional, charming, and accommodating. His beautiful Latin guitar was exactly what I wanted." - From gigmasters reviews
"We used Julian Catford, he's an AMAZING guitar player and super professional!" - From weddingbee chat boards
I loved working with Julian! When I heard him play I booked him on the spot. He performed pre-ceremony and during the cocktail hour and could not have been more perfect. He's incredibly talented and will absolutely add the perfect ambiance to your wedding as well. - From yelp reviews
IN ADDITION TO SOLO GUITAR, JULIAN PERFORMS WITH SMALL GROUPS
'DOS GUITARRAS' - DUO / TRIO (two guitars, latin percussion) 'HOT CLUB SEATTLE' -GYPSY JAZZ (bass, 2nd guitar or accordion).
From studies in classical guitar with Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Guillermo Fierens (a student of Segovia) and over 28 years performing experience, Julian's performances include most of the Northwest's finest hotels, clubs, and theaters (performing four years at Serafina and the Hyatt Regency and the Sorrento).
Julian is adjunct music faculty at Seattle Pacific University, has performed on many CD recordings, and at regional festivals including Bumbershoot.
More about Julian C:
Julian has performed in Mallorca, Spain, and Scotland, Tahiti, Mexico and Canada, and appeared as a guest artist on television. He has accompanied Rosemary Clooney and Cab Calloway.
Accompanied such notables as Rosemary Clooney, Phil Woods, Ed Ames, Little Anthony, Kenny Garrett, Robert Merrill, Patrice Muncell of the New York Metropolitan Opera ,The Mills Brothers and Cab Calloway.
Recorded his debut CD Sonoroso - latin jazz (2004)
Julian C Trio on Northwest Passage CD and as guest artist on Skye Cantrell's CD Blame it On My Youth (2003), jazz vocalist Lincoln Briney's CD, Five (1996), recorded with saxophone great Freddy Greenwell (1998), and on vocalist Janis Mann's CD A Little Moonlight(1997), and as accompanist on Ladino Romanzas.
Praise for Julian C:
Hiring Julian to play guitar for our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception was one of the best decisions that we made in planning our wedding. He was exceptionally professional, and his music set the mood for our wedding. Several guests and my parents commented that he was a highlight of the evening. We met with Julian before the wedding, and he played several options ranging from traditional to contemporary for the ceremony and the reception. We chose traditional music for the wedding processional, and I asked him to play what he enjoyed and was best at for the reception. It turned out wonderfully! I highly recommend Julian C.
Sarah Spilseth, Wedding July 3rd 2010
Julian was stellar. His talent so evident and his demeanor so easy. It was the perfect fit for our event (son's wedding). I had no doubt that our choice was the right one. Our family and guests were so impressed. The mood was relaxed and fun and the music just elevated the whole ambience to an even higher level. We thank Julian for his professionalism and his gift of music. He is forever part of the memories made on this special day.
Julie Wallace, Wedding, Seattle, WA
Tiffany & Co. has been hiring Julian Catford for events at our downtown Seattle location for almost 10 years now. We continue to turn to him year after year, because we know we can always rely on him to set the right mood for each event from the moment we open our doors!
Jenny Haight | Client Development Coordinator | Tiffany & Co.
We were very pleased with your music for our event. You showed up on time, had a great set up with sound equipment and the music was very well liked. I will continue to use you at events for our hospital and recommend you for anyone interested.
Mark Eggleston | Director Hospitality Services
Overlake Hospital Medical Center Bellevue WA
Composed & Performed Music for CD's: French, Italian German and Spanish in 10 minutes a day. AUDIO CD's available on Amazon, Borders etc...
Studied and performed with Brazilian musicians; Arnaldinho do Cavaco, Guinga, Marcos Silva, Hamilton de Holanda, Carlos Oliveira. Studied classical guitar with Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Guillermo Fierens (a student of Segovia).
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Julian C (Classical Guitar)