World-class experience, great musical versatility, talent, warm professionalism, performing all popular guitar styles, for 20 years in NYC, now 6 years in SF, gives me a highly versatile and unique nylon string classical repertoire! I was awarded a BFA in Music Composition and Performance from Purchase College, NY in 1997, and have studied and performed in different genres with top, and a few famous musicians and guitarists. With 35-years of guitar playing experience and over 350-performances in the SF-Bay-Area since 2008, I'm very skilled at blending musical styles to create the right mood for any clientele, event theme and venue. I truly love performing; creating exceptional musical ambiances, and helping my clients choose the right music to create unforgettable events. My passion and commitment to providing excellent music and service is evident from beginning to end!
My unique and versatile performances create beautiful, warm, elegant and hip musical ambiances for all events, by fusing Nuevo-Flamenco, Brazilian Bossa Nova and Samba, Latin Jazz, Spanish Classical, Classical and Folk guitar finger-styles with Jazz Standards, Swing, Gypsy, Fusion, Rhythm and Blues, Funk, Pop, Rock, Reggae, and Country Americana flat-picking guitar styles, providing both music lovers and guitar aficionados alike with a first-rate repertoire of timeless classics, contemporary gems, and original compositions and improvisations.
Performance Experience and Venues:
I have many performances with world-class-musicians whose bands include; Sheryl Crow, Spyro Gyra, Tina Turner, Tower Of Power, Sting, Mike Stern, Blood Sweat and Tears, Branford Marsalis, Buddy Guy, David Bowie, Harry Belafonte, Joey Calderazzo, Natalie Cole, John Scofield, Mike Stern, George Porter, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers and many others.
I have performed at the Blue Note in NYC, Yoshi's Jazz Club in SF, Preservation Hall in New Orleans, the Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN and at many other top venues throughout the US. For a full bio and list of performance venues; wineries, hotels, Inns, and more visit my website on this Gig Masters page.
Music Services Offered:
* Beautiful concert-quality musical ambiances
* Personal-professional, top-notch service
* Free music consultations
* All-inclusive rates
* Stress-free sound checks, set-up and breakdowns
* High-end sound equipment provides the perfect background or concert style music ambiances at any volume from 2 to 500 people
* Portable battery-powered-amplification for locations with no electricity
* Microphone and amplifier for wedding officiates and announcements
* Nylon string classical (main performance guitar) or steel string acoustic or electric guitar
* Solo, duo, trio or larger band authentically performing multiple musical genres with instrumentation of your choice
Both instrumental, vocal covers and originals in solo singer songwriter, duo, trio, quartet or larger bands are available in Rock, Americana, Blues, Folk, Funk, R&B, Latin and Jazz styles. I'm fortunate to perform with many top musicians in the SF and NYC Areas; vocalists, keyboards, bass, drums, sax, trumpet, violin, cello and more. Listen to some of my band samples under the audio samples on his profile and hear more Trio, Quartet and my "LIVE" 10-PIECE-BIG-BAND samples at my web site.
Gig Masters Customer Service:
"If clients need special assistance and have any questions about using the Gig Masters interface for booking me, Gig Masters customer service representatives provide excellent live telephone support - Monday to Thursday; 9:00 am - 8:30 pm, and Friday; 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern Standard Time.”
Bookings & Contact:
All dates are secured through completed music performance contracts (that I would provide you with), and normally a half deposit, both sent together through postal mail, or email and PayPal (usually reserved for last minute or overseas bookings). Feel free to call anytime so I may meet with you over the phone (which is always best way to go over and discuss each clients unique music details), or through email when needed, so I can answer any questions you have, helping you create the beautiful musical ambiances you're looking for, and to assist you with any booking procedures.
Providing exceptional, elegant and hip musical ambiances that meets and exceeds my client's expectations is my joy and guarantee.
Thanks very much for your interest in booking my music services, and I look forward to speaking with you soon!
Segovia, Paco De Lucia, Beatles, Jobim, Getz, Ellington, Gershwin, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Hendrix, Clapton, Knofler, Jimmy Page, James Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Chet Atkins, Albert & B.B King, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, Coltrane, Hiram Bullock,
Corporate Function in Carmel, CA on 08/24/2013
"John's performance was a wonderful addition to our event. He was great to work with during the planning process, and was a true professional on-site. I would definitely consider using him again on future programs."
- Christa R.
Wedding Ceremony in Guerneville, CA on 04/21/2012
"John Chapman was a true blessing at our beautiful Wedding Ceremony. His repertoire, experience, and talent shines through in the most beautiful of ways. He was a great communicator, I always felt confident of his character and professionalism. He was able to play special songs for us as well, what a treat! Thank you so much John for creating an absolutely beautiful ceremony and cocktail hour for us! Your talent is a beautiful thing, and we will always appreciate you with the up most gratitude! I cannot recommend you highly enough! "
- Josie M.
Wedding Reception in Tiburon, CA on 10/09/2010
"Besides being a top notch professional and accomplished musician, John is a delightful presence as well. We hired John for our outdoor wedding and could not have been more pleased!"
In addition to San Francisco, John Chapman will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo
and many other locations in and around the San Francisco area.
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