Warren Kramer, Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, classical-style sacred music (hymns and worship music) on solo guitar, Latin Guitar, Spanish Guitar, Brazilian Guitar, Brazilian Jazz, Ambient and Meditational Acoustic Guitar, Folk Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar & Bass.
Warren Kramer makes a roomful of music with just one guitar. His fingerstyle instrumental guitar 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, the great nylon-string guitar jazz stylist).
He studied the classical guitar under Andrew Schulman, Joel Yaggi, and Jerry Klickstein.
His solo guitar styles include: jazz standards, Brazilian/Latin jazz/sambas, favorites in jazz or classical styles, ambient/meditational solo guitar originals, and hymns and worship songs on classical or acoustic guitar. He will sometimes even dust off a flatpick and play bluegrass gospel tunes (Warren used to perform as a member of the Olivet String Band, a Bluegrass group). He's even been known to pick up an electric and shred a bit of electric instrumental rock, ala Eric Johnson or Buckethead.
Warren's original pieces blend jazz, classical, Spanish, contemporary fingerstyle and folk guitar styles. Sometimes you would swear you're hearing a vintage jazz standard, or a lost Antonio Carlos Jobim Brazilian samba. Other times you'll be sure he's playing a lesser-known piece from the classical guitar repertoire. Other pieces may remind you of contemporary fingerstyle guitarists like Preston Reed, Robbie Basho or Marcel Dadi. Some will even sound Flamenco, and still others will be difficult to place in any category.
Warren's guitar has graced numerous wedding ceremonies, galleries & gallery openings, parties, corporate events, memorial services, reunions/family events and more. His music is also heard at nursing homes, care facilities, funerals and church services.
His first CD is entitled "Sweet Secrets," a collection of original solo guitar pieces played on classical guitar, steel-string acoustic guitar, and archtop jazz guitar. The title song is an uplifting, lilting, folky acoustic guitar piece.
He is currently recording some new compositions for a new CD which will feature mostly darker, haunting melodies in ambient or meditational styles. Most will be ensemble pieces with the guitar as the centerpiece, with bass, percussion, keyboard, lap dulcimer, and other stringed instruments (most of which Warren plays himself).
Warren has led the Worship Band at his church and often plays solos for preludes, offeratories, communion, and memorial services. 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.
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Whiter Shade of PaleProcol Harum
Pachelbel's Canon in DPachelbel
Where Could I Go?
I'll Fly Away
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Jesus What a Friend (Hyferdol)
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Come Ye Thankful People Come
O Worship the King
Jesus Loves Me/Doxologymedley
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Old Rugged Cross
Be the Centre
Jesus Name Above All Names
Bless the Lord O My Soul
All to Jesus I Surrender
This is My Father's World
Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Bach- preludeJ.S. Bach
Milan Pavane #1
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Ode to Joy)J. S. Bach
Song of Joy (Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee)Beethoven
Adagio in GmAlbinoni
Send in the Clowns
Concierto de AranjuezRodrigo
Lullaby of Birdland
Moonlight in Vermont
I'm Old Fashioned
All the Things You AreJerome Kern
Make Someone Happy
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
Trains & Boats & Planes
How Can I Tell YouCat Stevens
Dancin ShoesDan Fogelberg
If I Fell Beatles
It was a very good year
Way You Look Tonight
I Can't Make You Love MeBonnie Raitt
Manha De CarnivalLuis Bonfa
Fly Me to the MoonBart Howard
Manha de Carnival (Black Orpheus)Louis Bonfa
Autumn LeavesJoseph Kosma and Jacques Prevert
Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)Antonio Carlos Jobim
Here's That Rainy DayJimmy Van Heusen
Shadow of Your SmileJohnny Mandel and Paul Francis Webster
Al DiMeola, Earl Klugh, Pat Metheny, Phil Keaggy, Andreas Segovia, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Julian Bream, Joe Pass, William Ackerman, Alex DeGrassi, Michael Hedges, Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Mark Knopfler, Sting, and others.
Club Event in Plainwell, MI on 08/24/2013
"Thanks for a very enjoyable evening!"
- Dave S.
Event in Dewitt, MI on 06/08/2013
"I was in need of entertainment at the last minute for a life celebration for a group of 240+ guests. I listened online to Warren's music and his talent was exactly what I was looking for. I couldn't be happier about the end result. The soothing music playing in the background with guests chatting enjoying a cocktail before dinner was the perfect choice. I would highly recommend Warren for any kind of life occasion that you are looking for background music for. "
- Beth H.
Corporate Function in Mackinac Island, MI on 09/15/2012
"Warren was a joy to work with and interacted well with the audience. I would, and have, recommended Warren to others. I intend on inviting Warrent back again soon. Warren, thanks again for helping to make our Board Retreat a success!"
In addition to Grand Rapids, Warren Kramer | Classical, Jazz, Acoustic Guitar will also travel to Comstock Park, Grandville, Jenison, Belmont, Ada, Marne, Byron Center, Cannonsburg, Lamont, Caledonia, Hudsonville, Allendale, Jamestown, Rockford, Sparta, Coopersville, Conklin, Moline, Alto, Lowell, Dorr, Kent City, Burnips, Cedar Springs, Casnovia, Bradley, Middleville, Ravenna, Zeeland, Smyrna
and many other locations in and around the Grand Rapids area.
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