Check my Christmas music video for samples of music for your holiday parties.
As professional guitarist for 30+ years, I offer a wide range of musical styles for a moment in time that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime. Having earned my master's degree in classical guitar performance from UNT, I play the standard guitar repertoire including the music of Bach, Tarrega, Albeniz, Barrios, Sor, Guiliani, Mertz, Schubert and Pachelbel for the classical sound that purists desire. If you prefer something more in line with your individual tastes, then I also play jazz standards from composers like Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Henry Mancini and George Gershwin and even classic rock tunes by Led Zepplin, Eric Clapton and the Beatles. Whatever the event, I will mix the music to meet your discriminating needs. From intimate dinner parties to lavish weddings, private birthday parties to grand openings, my music will provide you with the ambiance you seek. I will work hard to guarantee your satisfaction.
A look at my play list will reveal an extensive array of music available, including many classical favorites along with many contemporary tunes. And yes, I can play many of those Spanish and Latin favorites such as Ponce's “Estrellita,” the ever popular “Spanish Romance,” Albeniz's “Leyenda” and Tarrega's “Recuerdos de la Alhambra”. If you don't see your favorite song listed, don't worry, I have an extensive guitar library that probably has your favorite classical or Latin solo in it.
If your taste leans more toward the contemporary genres, I have created sophisticated solo arrangements for numerous clients over the years from artists such as Norah Jones, Billy Joel, Kenny Chesney and even bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Just provide me with the artist and the title of the song and I will use my expertise in music theory and arranging for the guitar to create a unique arrangement that you and your guests will surely enjoy.
If you are needing more variety than a solo guitar can provide, then let master fiddle player David Holcomb and I provide that wider array of moods that will surely add that special touch to your event. David offers many years of expertise in playing styles ranging from the masterful classical violin repertoire to that of bluegrass fiddle tunes and gypsy jazz of Stephan Grappelli.
Having the right equipment allows me to play any venue, from garden weddings where electricity is unavailable to large auditoriums. I even bring my own chair so you don't have to worry about anything. Never will the music be overbearing but mixed just right to provide you with the atmosphere that guarantees that your satisfaction.
I have been performed all across Texas and Oklahoma in venues such as Turtle Creek Mansion in Dallas, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma City's Castle Falls, Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Dallas Arboretum, the House of Blues in Dallas and the St. Cecilia Hotel in Austin just to name a few locations. Check my 100+ past gigs to see other locations I have had the pleasure of performing.
My goal is to provide you with the best customer service from the initial bid to the day of your big event. I promise to make your satisfaction my number one priority.
If you have any questions about me or my services, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thanks for your consideration.
Children's Birthday Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Adagio Cantabile from Piano Sonata #8Ludwig von Beethoven
Andante LargoFernando Sor
And I Love HerLennon/McCartney
As Time Goes ByHerman Hupfeld
Ave MariaFranz Schubert
Better TogetherJack Johnson
BlackbirdLennon and McCartney
Bridal ChorusRichard Wagner
Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison
Canon in D MajorJohann Pachelbel
Can't Help Falling in Love With YouElvis Presley
Capricho ArabeFransico Tarrega
Cello Suite #1J.S. Bach
Cello Suite #3J.S. Bach
Choros #1Heitor Villa-Lobos
Danza BrasileraJorge Morel
El ChocloAngel Villodo
Five PreludesHeitor Villa-Lobos
Gran ValsFransico Tarrega
Have I Told You Lately That I Love YouVan Morrison
Here Comes the Sunthe Beatles
I Willthe Beatles
IfDavid Gates and Bread
In My Lifethe Bealtes
Jesu Joy of Man's DesiringJ.S. Bach
Leyenda (Asturias)Isaac Albeniz
Longer ThanDan Fogelberg
Love Me TenderElvis Presley
Make You Feel My LoveBob Dylan
Malaguena SalerosaMexican folk song
Moon RiverHenry Mancini
Norwegian Woodthe Beatles
Oh Darlingthe Beatles
One Hand, One HeartLeonard Bernstein
Over the RainbowHarold Arlen
Recuerdos de la AlhambraFransico Tarrega
Retrato BrasilieroBaden Powell
Samba em PreludioBaden Powell
Sleeper's, AwakeJ.S. Bach
Suite Populaire BresilienneHeitor Villa-Lobos
Take it Easythe Eagles
Tango en SkaiRoland Dyens
Tears in HeavenEric Clapton
The Way You Look TonightJerome Kern
The Wedding SongPeter, Paul and Mary
This MasqueradeLeon Russell
Till There Was YouThe Beatles
Time in a BottleJim Croce
To a Wild RoseEdward Macdowell
Trumpet VoluntaryJeremy Clarke
Unchained MelodyAlex North
Une Dia De NoviembreLeo Brouwer
Vals op. 8 no.4Augustin Barrios
Vals PrimeveraAugustin Barrios
Valse Sem NomeBaden Powell
Valse Venezolano #2 (Andreina)Antonio Lauro
Valse Venezolano #3 (Natalia)Antonio Lauro
Wedding MarchFelix Mendelsohn
What a Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong
When I'm Sixty-FourLennon/McCartney
While My Guitar Gently WeepsGeorge Harrison
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton
YesterdayLennon and McCartney
You and MeKenny Chesney
Ambient Acoustic Guitar
Brazilian Acoustic Guitar
Folk Acoustic Guitar
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
Latin Acoustic Guitar
Meditational Acoustic Guitar
New Age Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Rock Acoustic Guitar
$225 - $800
Andres Segovia, Elliot Fisk, David Russell, Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins, Joe Pass, Tommy Emmanuel
Wedding in Grapevine, TX on 05/31/2013
"Bruce was an absolute joy to work with. The music he played at our wedding gave our small ceremony the special touch it needed to make it absolutely perfect. He always answered all of my questions quickly and even worked up a few new songs that I requested. His professionalism is unmatched (in my eyes) and I would recommend him every single day of the week.
I wish I could have another wedding just so I could sit back and simply listen to him. "
- Angela A.
Wedding Ceremony in Dallas, TX on 05/04/2013
"Bruce was AMAZING to work with! He was super responsive and when we met he helped me to get a better idea of what I was looking for. He helped me choose specific pieces for the processional/recessional and even sent me pieces he could play so I could have an idea of what he would play while everyone was being seated. I have to be honest: Once I started walking down the aisle, I didn't even hear the music I was so zoned in on getting down the aisle without tripping! But all of my guests were asking where I found him because he was so talented! Bruce's music and talent really helped set the mood for the occasion and I am so happy I got the opportunity to work with him."
- Stephanie B.
Wedding Ceremony in Euless, TX on 05/25/2013
"Bruce did an excellent job of setting the mood for our ceremony. He was very professional, and even was able to make last minute additions without charging any extra. Our outdoor ceremony was almost a half hour late, and due to a miscommunication there was no water provided bottled water like we promised him there would be, but he never even mentioned any issues with us at all. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to book him for a wedding or any other event."
- Nathan K.
Wedding Ceremony in Austin, TX on 10/27/2012
"BRUCE WAS WONDERFUL! My husband and I planned our Austin wedding from New York, so we put a lot of faith in online reviews. Gig Masters led us to Bruce, who we corresponded with for months leading up to our wedding. Bruce was very responsive and easy to work with. He gave us great feedback to our questions and song choices for our ceremony and cocktail hour. I'll never forget walking down the aisle with my dad and hearing the beautiful guitar serenade, and our guests LOVED the cocktail music selection (samba and other Latin music). Bruce truly made our wedding a very romantic and memorable day. We cannot recommend him enough to make your wedding/event very special!"
- Meghann B.
Wedding Ceremony in Dallas, TX on 11/04/2012
"Bruce Canafax was wonderful for my wedding ceremony. He was very accommodating to my personal wishes such as a different song for when I walked down the aisle. All of a sudden I just ask if he could use a song and he did a wonderful job. There were so many people from the wedding who loved the music and said he did a great job! I would highly recommend Bruce Canafax for a wedding. It was an outdoor wedding and the atomsphere was so pretty and Bruce Canafax made it even better with his lovely music. "
- Jennifer R.
Wedding Ceremony in Cedar Park, TX on 07/07/2012
"Bruce was absolutely wonderful! He performed the music for both the cocktail hour and ceremony at mywedding. Despite the short two-month period from the time I booked Bruce to the day of the wedding, the Pink Floyd song I requested as the bridal processional and the recessional piece (which I gave to him three days prior to the ceremony) could not have been performed better. He is the perfect calm, collected and professional individual that any bride (or party-giver) needs in the moment of chaos--he knew exactly what to do and how to make my wedding dream a reality. My husband and I HIGHLY recommend Bruce! "
- Jennifer C.
Rehearsal Dinner in Fort Worth, TX on 08/10/2012
"We received many compliments on Bruce and his talent during our event. He was gracious and easy to work with. I highly recommend him.
- Lisa W.
Wedding Ceremony in Mansfield, TX on 12/07/2012
"Bruce was terrific to work with from the very first email contact all the way through his beautiful romantic performances at our daughter's wedding. Anyone looking for the ultimate professional and exquisite musician, you should Bruce Canafax. "
- Scott B.
Wedding in Colleyville, TX on 01/18/2013
"I scheduled Bruce as a gift for my son's wedding. Then I turned over the music choice and planning to my son. The problem was that the bride and groom had trouble deciding on songs. Bruce talked with them several times and was very patient. He made suggestions and posted sample songs on his website. The final decisions were not made until less than two weeks before the wedding.
Bruce arrived with plenty of time to set up. He entertained guests before the ceremony and then moved to the cocktail area. He played a beautiful mix of classical, Spanish and contemporary songs. He was a perfect compliment to the event without becoming a distraction. Thank you Bruce!"
- Maggie H.
Fundraiser in Plano, TX on 03/01/2013
"He was a pleasure to deal with. Very professional and responsive and very talented. We look forward to working with him again in the future!"
- James S.
Corporate Function in Fort Worth, TX on 09/25/2013
"I booked Bruce for a corporate event. The day of the event and the weeks leading up to it were hectic and we changed our minds many times through out the planning process. Bruce accommodated us without breaking a sweat even when we changed our music plans the day of the event. He arrived on time, was very professional and played beautifully. I would highly recommend Bruce for any event! "
- Sara S.
Wedding Ceremony in Southlake, TX on 06/07/2013
"We hired Bruce to play the ceremony music for my sisters wedding and he did an outstanding job. He played everything she requested wonderfully!!! He's a very outstanding guitarist! Would highly recommend! Thanks Bruce!! "
In addition to Fort Worth, Bruce Canafax - Classical Guitarist will also travel to Arlington, Hurst, Kennedale, Bedford, Crowley, Keller, Colleyville, Burleson, Euless, Haslet, Azle, Aledo, Mansfield, Southlake, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Lillian, Newark, Roanoke, Joshua, Dallas, Irving, Justin, Coppell, Cresson, Flower Mound, Godley, Rhome, Richardson, Duncanville
and many other locations in and around the Fort Worth area.
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