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Ben Pila

Acoustic Guitar from Tampa, FL - Will travel up to 300 miles
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$250 - $2000 per event
Benjamin Pila is a Juilliard-trained Tampa native who's performed at events for Pope Francis, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush.

Ben is available for concerts, weddings, cocktail hours, birthday parties, and everything in between. He plays music from Bach to the Beatles and uses his classical training to play instrumental versions of everyone's favorite songs.

Pila is the only classical guitarist ever named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He's a semi-regular performer at the 9/11 Memorial Museum where shared the stage with such notables as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Itzhak Perlman, and Yo-Yo Ma. Pila's debut CD, Commemoration, is a tribute to the survivors and victims of 9/11.

Pila's playing has been featured on NBC's Today Show and NPR's From the Top. He was awarded ASCAP's Best Performance of a Contemporary Work, and is a Grand Prize winner of the Pacific Guitar Festival, the Tampa Bay Symphony Concerto Competition, and the University of Southern California Guitar Concerto Competition.

Benjamin received his Master's degree from The Juilliard School, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California. He is currently the Professor of Guitar at Polk State College.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

Birthday Party (Adult)

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From the moment I connected with Ben I was impressed. The perfection in his music was obvious and he could not have been more responsive to my needs. From picking the playlists to learning special requests, he added great value. At the event, everyone commented (including other professional musicians) about the quality and feeling he put in to his playing. Mom was wowed (the most important guest) and I am very grateful to Ben's add to her special b-day. I highly recommend Ben for any event!

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Concert

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One Word: AWESOME. We will DEFINITELY be rebooking BEN PILA in the future. Great Concert.

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Wedding Reception

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Ben was wonderful and professional. He's so talented. Everyone at our reception loved listening to him during cocktails and dinner. At an event that is high stress and with nervous participants, it was so nice to be able to count on Ben to make the music perfect and carefree.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Dec
3
Wedding
Captiva, FL
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Feb
18
Wedding Ceremony
Dade City, FL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Apr
15
Wedding Ceremony
Sarasota, FL
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Dec
1
Corporate Function
Saint Petersburg, FL
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Nov
26
Birthday Party (Adult)
Orlando, FL
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Nov
20
Birthday Party (Adult)
Orlando, FL
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Nov
6
Concert
Ocala, FL
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Nov
5
Wedding Reception
North Palm Beach, FL
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Oct
15
Wedding
Bowling Green, FL
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
POPULAR SONGS ARRANGED FOR SOLO GUITAR
Say Something
A Great Big World
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen
Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
Pompeii
Bastille
All You Need is Love
The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles/Harrison
In My Life
The Beatles
Something
The Beatles/Harrison
Til There Was You
The Beatles
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Pop One Man Band
Top 40 One Man Band
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Classical Acoustic Guitar
Top 40 Acoustic Guitar
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Beach Music Acoustic Guitar
Ambient Acoustic Guitar
Flamenco 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 Ben Pila will also travel to Lutz, Mango, Land O Lakes, Odessa, Seffner, Thonotosassa, Brandon, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Zephyrhills, Dover, Valrico, Clearwater, Gibsonton, New Port Richey, Riverview, Sydney, Saint Petersburg, Dunedin, Holiday, Plant City, Tarpon Springs, Crystal Beach, Apollo Beach, Elfers, Ozona, San Antonio, Durant, Crystal Springs.
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