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Kirk Hanser, guitarist

Acoustic Guitar from Saint Louis, MO - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$200 - $4000 per event
Over the past 30 years, Kirk has performed and recorded with a wide range of musical luminaries including renowned opera legends Denyce Graves and Timothy Shew, and Columbia Artist newcomer Chris Tiesi. He has performed with multi Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard and the 2015 Grammy-winning St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Kirk can be heard on recordings with jazz guitar icon Frank Vignola, fingerstyle virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel, and rock legend Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), among many others. He has even performed with the likes of Phyllis Smith, who played Phyllis on T.V.'s "The Office"! He regularly performs in concert throughout the US, Europe, and Japan.

Kirk's regular recordings and performances with John McClellan (the Hanser-McClellan Duo) since 1996 have been touted as "an absolute winner in every way" by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and "full of color and a real surprise throughout" by Classical Guitar Magazine (UK). One of his most recent recordings,"La Vida Breve" by the Hanser-McClellan Duo, was called "...passionate, beautiful...guitar playing at its highest order" by Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine (U.S.).

Kirk lives in the St. Louis area with his four children. He currently lectures and teaches for several colleges and universities (the HMGD is ensemble-in-residence for Webster University), arranges music for events and publications, and acts as director for both the Childbloom Guitar Program and the St. Louis Academy for Guitar. Locally, Kirk performs regularly as an on-call guitarist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theater St. Louis, and the Muny Theater, as well as weddings and corporate events.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years

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Kirk made our banquet complete! He was perfect!

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Wedding Ceremony

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The wedding day was so hectic that I didn't even have a chance to meet him as the bride. Nonetheless, Kirk was set up in time and gone without fuss. I'm glad that he was reliable and capable. He played beautifully for my guests prior to the ceremony start and kept pace with our ceremony, which we are very grateful for as we did not go over those finer details prior to the wedding. He worked with us on our music selection in advance and it all came together great! He's very talented. Our wedding sounded enchanted.

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Private Party

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Kirk is a very talented guitar player. He played the perfect background guitar music for an outdoor summer cocktail party for 50 people. He was very professional and easy to work with. Thank you, Kirk!

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2016
Dec
17
Anniversary Party
Glen Carbon, IL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Oct
29
Wedding Ceremony
Carbondale, IL
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Oct
29
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Louis, MO
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2016
Oct
26
Corporate Function
Saint Louis, MO
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Aug
27
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Louis, MO
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
2016
Aug
25
Corporate Function
Clayton, MO
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Aug
6
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Louis, MO
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Requerdos de L'Alhambra
F. Tarrega
Spanish Romance
Anon.
Europa
C. Santana
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
J.S. Bach
Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1
J.S. Bach
Cancion de cuna
L. Brouwer
Greensleeves
Anon. Scarborough Fair
I Will
Lennon McCartney Bensusan
The Night Watch
A. Holborne
Espagnoleta
G. Sanz
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Please note Kirk Hanser, guitarist will also travel to East Saint Louis, Lovejoy, National Stock Yards, Venice, Madison, East Carondelet, Dupo, Granite City, Belleville, Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairview Heights, Columbia, Florissant, Millstadt, Saint Ann, Bridgeton, Hazelwood, Maryville, Edwardsville.
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