Dennis Winge

Guitar from Newfield, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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30 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2005

$100 - $1000 per event
About
A full-time pro guitarist for over 10 years, Dennis Winge is the perfect choice for two completely different types of gigs: solo instrumental jazz guitar, or solo rock/pop/soul acoustic guitar with vocals. In both categories, Dennis has received a near-perfect score of 4.9 out of 5 from previous gigmasters clients (scroll to the bottom of this page to read them).

So whether you are looking to add elegance to a cocktail hour or just kick back with some live music at your next backyard party, Dennis is the man for the job.

Dennis has an extensive repertoire in both jazz and rock, and he is comfortable with requests. Small or medium-sized ensembles are also available.

More background on Dennis:

Winge has performed at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Music Awards, and in many countries including Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Austria.

Having started to learn guitar at age 7 and bass at age 12, Dennis has studied with some of NYC's finest guitarists including Ron Parmentier and Jack Wilkins. Winge played his first bar gig when he was 16, and has been a bandleader since his early 20s, when he headed the main campus function band "The Institutionalized" while attending Manhattan College. Later, he became the musical director for Ikonographics Videos, Inc.

Scott Yanow, jazz reviewer for "All Music Guide" & author of 9 jazz books, says: "Dennis is a talented jazz guitarist [who] recalls Barney Kessel, Jim Hall and Pat Martino, but he definitely has his own sound and approach to the modern jazz mainstream. Winge engages in lively and near-telepathic interplay with different bassists and drummers. His music is full of subtle surprises, variety in tempos, moods and grooves, and covers a wide range of styles. The results are quite enjoyable, very musical and a major step forward for the guitarist."

Some of the names he has played with in the rock world are Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys); Clifford Carter (Paul Simon, James Taylor). In jazz he has worked with Bill Crow (Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan); Gene Bertoncini (Buddy Rich, Tony Bennett); Shunzo Ohno (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock); Bob Meyer (Joe Lovano, John Abercrombie); David Budway (Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Regina Carter).

As for off-Broadway productions, Dennis has played in the pit on Les Miserables, All Shook Up, Footloose, 13, Smokey Joe's Cafe, as well as portions of Rock of Ages, Wicked, Aida, All That Jazz, Jeckyl & Hyde, and In the Heights.

You can catch Dennis at many of New York's finest clubs and restaurants, performing solo or with an ensemble. On Thursday nights he runs the Westchester Jazz Jam in Pleasantville, NY.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 10+ years

Picnic

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THIS WAS THE SECOND PARTY I HIRED DENNIS FOR AND WE WILL USE HIM AGAIN AND AGAIN.. HE IS MORE THEN JUST A PERFORMER HE HAS BECOME OUR FRIEND.. GREAT SHOW, GREAT TIME, GREAT SOUNDS... A++++++++

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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If someone is searching for tasteful background guitar music for a dinner party or special occasion in the NYC area, LOOK NO FURTHER! After making contact with Dennis Winge through Gigmasters last month, he just played my wife's birthday party at Craft, a restaurant in NYC. Dennis is highly professional, a complete gentleman and a seriously talented musician!!!! His music was beautiful and subtle but could not be ignored. All of my guests loved his playing, especially my father-in-law who can be a tough customer. Thank you, Dennis! If he is playing for your party, consider yourself lucky!

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Dennis was fantastic at our party! His music and style were exactly what we were looking for. He was also very accommodating to our guest song requests and sing-alongs which I know were not always easy! I would definitely hire Dennis again for a future event and would highly recommend him to friends and others.

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Private Party

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DENNIS WAS A GREAT ADDITION TO OUR PARTY.HE PLAYED WHAT EVER ANYONE REQUESTED THAT HE KNEW,HE ALLOWED PEOPLE TO SING ALONG W/ HIM.HE MADE A GOOD PARTY ATMOSPHERE GREAT AND EVERY ONE ENJOYED HAVING HIM THERE.I WOULD RECOMMEND DENNIS TO ANY ONE WHO IS THINKING OF HAVING MUSIC AT THEIR PARTY.

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Picnic

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Dennis was great, his choise of songs were on the money and everyone wanted to know if they could have him for there next party. We had alot of food and games but Dennis was the talk of the party. I would strongly recommend Dennis for your next gathering as long as you dont have it the same day as mine as i will be having him back again ans again....Jeff

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Graduation Party

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Excellent musician, contracted for a grad party and was thrilled.

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Wedding

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Dennis was great. Played the music we wanted and has great tone for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions. Would recommend highly to anyone.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Dennis played beautifully for our wedding and was great at knowing what to do and figuring out all the minute details. He was very professional and I would recommend him as a musician for weddings. Thanks, Dennis!

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Corporate Function

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It was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you for helpings me our event memorable.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Dennis is very talented and terrific to work with. I was impressed from the beginning with how accomodating he was given the unique venue of a party at a residence. Very flexible. The computer-assisted harmonies were amazing and a nice touch for a solo act. Will definitely recommend to others!

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2018
Feb
10
Birthday Party (Adult)
Elmira, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Jun
16
Graduation Party
Syracuse, NY
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Jun
25
Wedding
Geneseo, NY
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
May
21
Wedding Ceremony
Belfast, NY
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2015
May
15
Wedding Ceremony
Mendon, NY
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2014
Dec
21
Wedding Ceremony
Rochester, NY
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2014
Jul
5
Wedding
Syracuse, NY
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2013
Sep
14
Corporate Function
Syracuse, NY
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2013
Jul
13
Birthday Party (Adult)
Corning, NY
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2013
Feb
2
Birthday Party (Adult)
Albany, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2012
Sep
15
Engagement Party
Oneonta, NY
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2012
May
5
Private Party
Buffalo, NY
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
**Part I. Jazz Repertoire**
A Child is Born
A Foggy Day
A Night In Tunisia
Agua De Beber
Ain't Misbehavin'
Airegin
Alfie's Theme
Alice in Wonderland
All Blues
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Alone Together
Angel Eyes
Anthropology
As Time Goes By
At Last
Au Privave
Autumn in New York
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Bemsha Swing
Besame Mucho
Bessie's Blues
Billie's Bounce
Birk's Works
Black Narcissus
Blue Bossa
Blue in Green
Blue Monk
Blue Seven
Blues for Alice
Bluesette
Body and Soul
Bolivar Blues
Bolivia
But Beautiful
Bye Bye Blackbird
C Jam Blues
Cantaloupe Island
Caravan
Chelsea Bridge
Cherokee
Come Rain or Come Shine
Confirmation
Corcovado
Cottontail
Daahoud
Darn that Dream
Days of Wine and Roses
Dolphin Dance
Don't Blame Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Donna Lee
Doxy
East of the Sun
Easy Living
Embraceable You
Emily
Epistrophy
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
Fly Me to the Moon
Footprints
Four
Four on Six
Freddie Freeloader
Gentle Rain
Georgia
Girl from Ipanema
God Bless the Child
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Green Dolphin Street
Groovin' High
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Here's that Rainy Day
Honeysuckle Rose
How Deep is the Ocean
How High the Moon
How Insensitive
I Got it Bad
I Hear a Rhapsody
I Love You
I Mean You
I Remember You
I Should Care
I Thought About You
I'll Remember April
I'm Old Fashioned
If I Should Lose You
If I Were A Bell
Impressions
In a Mellow Tone
In a Sentimental Mood
In Walked Bud
In Your Own Sweet Way
Inchworm
Invitation
Isotope
It Could Happen to You
It Don't Mean a Thing
It Had to be You
It's Only a Paper Moon
Jeannine
Jitterbug Waltz
Jordu
Joy Spring
Ju Ju
Just Friends
Just In Time
Just One of Those Things
Just Squeeze Me
Killer Joe
Lady Be Good
Lady Bird
Lazy Bird
Like Someone in Love
Limehouse Blues
Long Ago and Far Away
Love for Sale
Lover Man
Lullaby of Birdland
Mack the Knife
Maiden Voyage
Manha De Carnaval
Meditation
Mercy
Mercy
Milestones
Minority
Misty
Moanin'
Moment's Notice
Mood Indigo
Moonlight in Vermont
Mr. Day
Mr. P.C.
My Favorite Things
My Foolish Heart
My Funny Valentine
My Little Suede Shoes
My Old Flame
My One and Only Love
My Romance
My Shining Hour
Naima
Nardis
Nearness of You
Nica's Dream
Night and Day
NIght Dreamer
Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Nostalgia in Times Square
Now's the Time
Old Devil Moon
Oleo
Once I Loved
One Finger Snap
One Note Samba
Orinthology
Our Love is Here to Stay
Out of Nowhere
Over the Rainbow
Peace
Pent Up House
Poinciana
Prelude to a Kiss
Recordame
Round Midnight
Sail Away
Sandu
Satin Doll
Scrapple from the Apple
Secret Love
Segment
Seven Steps to Heaven
Shadow of Your Smile
Sidewinder
Sister Sadie
So What
Softly As In a Morning Sunrise
Solar
Solitude
Someday My Prince Will Come
Song for My Father
Song is You
Sonnymoon for Two
Sophisticated Lady
Speak Low
St. Thomas
Star Eyes
Stardust
Stella by Starlight
Stompin' at the Savoy
Stormy Weather
Straight
No Chaser
Sugar
Summertime
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take Five
Take the A Train
Take the Coltrane
Tea for Two
Tenderly
Tenor Madness
There is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
They Can't Take That Away from Me
Things Ain't What – Used to Be
Triste
Tune Up
Unforgettable
Unit 7
Up Jumped Spring
Valse Hot
Voyage
Wave
Way You Look Tonight
Well
You Needn't
What is This Thing Called Love
What's New?
When I Fall in Love
When Sunny Gets Blue
Whisper Not
Windows
Without a Song
Yardbird Suite
Yes or No
Yesterdays
You and the Night and the Music
You Don't Know What Love Is
You Stepped Out of a Dream
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
** Part II. Rock Repertoire **
And I Love Her
Angie
April Come She Will
Badge
Black Friday
Boxer
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Brown Eyed Girl
California Dreamin
Can't Buy Me Love
Cecilia
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Down On Corner
Eight Days a Week
Every Breath You Take
Friend of Devil
Good Day Sunshine
Hard to Handle
Help
Honey Pie
Honky Tonk Woman
Hotel California
I Saw Her Standing There
I Want to Hold Your Hand
I'm Looking Through You
Imagine
In My Life
It Won't Be Long
I've Just Seen a Face
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Josie
Just the Way You Are
Killing Me Softly
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Late in the Evening
Layla
Let it Be
Let it Rain
Light My Fire
Little Wing
Long Train Runnin'
Lookin' Out My Back Door
Maggie May
Margaritaville
Me and Julio
Melissa
Message in a Bottle
Michelle
Midnight Rider
Moondance
Mrs. Robinson
New York State of Mind
Obla Di Obla Da
One Way Out
Paint it Black
Penny Lane
Proud Mary
Ramblin' Man
Reelin' in the Years
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Runaway
Roxanne
Ruby Tuesday
Satisfaction
Scarborough Fair
Sgt. Pepper's/ With a Little Help
Something
Something to Talk About
Sound of Silence
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Sunshine of Your Love
Sweet Baby James
Sweet Caroline
Sympathy for the Devil
Take it Back
Take Me Home Country Roads
Teach Your Children
Ticket to Ride
Up on Cripple Creek
The Weight
When I'm 64
Whipping Post
White Room
Wild Horses
Wild World
Wish You Were Here
Wonderful Tonight
Yesterday
You May Be Right
You are Sunshine of My Life
You've Got a Friend
III. Soul/Funk/Motown/Disco
Boogie Oogie Oogie
Brick House
Dancin' in the Streets
Dock of the Bay
Hallelujiah! I Love Her So
Havin' A Party
Heard it Through Grapevine
Hot Stuff
How Sweet it Is
I Can't Help Myself
I Wish
Knock on Wood
My Cherie Amour
My Girl
Mustang Sally
On Broadway
Play that Funky Music
Superstition
Sir Duke
Soul Man
Stand By Me
Tell Me Something Good
What's Goin' On
IV. Reggae/Calypso/Ska
A Message to You Rudy
Banana Boat Song
Don't Worry Be Happy
I Shot The Sheriff
Jammin'
Man Smart
Woman Smarter
No Woman No Cry
Redemption Song
V. 50's – 70's
Beyond the Sea
Dream Lover
Goodnight Sweethearts
Great Balls of Fire
Hound Dog
I'm a Believer
Jailhouse Rock
Long Tall Sally
Love Me Tender
These Boots Are Made for Walking
Twist and Shout
VI. 70's – 80's
Pulling Mussels
Tempted
What I Like About You
VII. 80's – 90's
Don't Know Why
Jump Jive and Wail
Have I Told You Lately
Tears in Heaven
VII. Latin
Black Magic Woman
Oye Como Va
Smooth
VIII. Blues
Close to You
Crossroads
Mary Had a Little Lamb
My Babe
Sitting On Top of World
Strange Brew
Please Send Me Someone to Love
Walkin' the Dog
Guitar
One Man Band
Jazz Guitar
Pop Guitar
Rock Guitar
Rock Acoustic Guitar
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Dennis Winge will also travel to Alpine, Cayuta, Ithaca, Mecklenburg, Odessa, Van Etten, Spencer, Jacksonville, Brooktondale, Erin, Willseyville, Burdett, Montour Falls, Trumansburg, Breesport, Millport, Slaterville Springs, Etna, Freeville, Reading Center.
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