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Gerry Johnston

Jazz Guitar from Haverhill, MA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$175 - $450 per event
You are planning a corporate or some other special event and would like to have some background music – something sophisticated that will enhance the occasion by creating an elegant ambiance. Over the past forty years I have performed at countless such events. My music has always gone over very well and I am frequently invited back for return engagements.

I was fortunate enough to have studied jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music and classical guitar at New England Conservatory. Combining my love of both styles I have made a particular specialty of performing selections from "The American Songbook" on solo classical guitar. These are the great 'standards' by composers such as Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Ann Ronell, Jerome Kern, Burt Bacharach and a host of others. This is music which has become ingrained in our culture and is widely known and loved across generational lines.

My guitar of choice is usually referred to as a "crossover guitar". It is a nylon string, classical guitar but has a built-in pickup and condenser microphone so some amplification can be used. Using a small amplifier allows me to produce just enough volume to be heard in a crowded room without becoming overpowering. Your guests should never have to raise their voices in order to carry on a conversation. My goal is to provide the best background music possible to enhance your special event without taking over.

Please read 'Customer Reviews' and listen to 'Audio Samples'. My 'Song List' is not nearly complete, but should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect. If you like what you hear and read then get in touch to discuss your event. Thank you for taking the time to review my press kit. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you should have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
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On a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest, we'd rate him about 9 or 10. We couldn't have asked for more. He was truly a professional all the way. And a pleasure to work with (although he did all the work). Obviously we would not hesitate to recommend him. Gerry was exactly what we were looking for and hoped for... even better, actually. And, what a great system "Gigmasters" is!! Here we are living in San Diego and planning a small wedding in Rhode Island... so thanks to Gigmasters (and I guess we should thank the Internet too) for helping us create a perfect and memorable day. Peter & Alicia Gordon

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Gerry was absolutely fantastic! He is a very talented guitar player and was extremely pleasant to work with. He was very helpful with providing suggestions for music during our ceremony, and added just the right touch to our dinner reception. All of my family and friends raved about him. I highly recommend Gerry! I would hire him again in a heartbeat.

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Gerry was wonderful to work with and made our event so special. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

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2016
Sep
3
Anniversary Party
Roslindale, MA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
Sep
20
Wedding
Norwich, VT
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2014
Jun
1
Wedding
North Reading, MA
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2013
Sep
1
Wedding Ceremony
Henniker, NH
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2013
Jul
21
Wedding
Sandwich, MA
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2013
Jun
15
Private Party
Natick, MA
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Don't Blame Me
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Don't Know Why
Jones
Embraceable You
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For Once In My Life
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Please note Gerry Johnston will also travel to Bradford, Plaistow, Atkinson, Groveland, Lawrence, Methuen, Salem, Merrimac, North Andover, West Newbury, East Hampstead, Georgetown, Hampstead, Newton, Boxford, Byfield, Andover, Danville, Kingston, Amesbury, Pelham, Windham, East Kingston, Newburyport, Rowley, Sandown, Derry, Dracut, Topsfield, Lowell.
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