Greetings Music Lovers!
John Chapman's exceptional multi-style solo classical guitar performances provide top-notch musical artistry, creating warmth, romance and excitement for corporate, social, and wedding event celebrations. His passion and commitment to providing excellent music and service are evident from beginning to end!
By blending both finger-picking and flat-picking styles Chapman authentically performs; Jazz, Brazilian Bossa Nova, and Samba, Nuevo-flamenco, Pop, Rock, Folk, Americana, Rhythm and Blues, Ambient, World, light Classical and more, on nylon and steel string guitars, acoustic and electric.
John C. has 20-years of extensive experience working closely with his clients and entertainment professionals to provide an exceptional musical ambiance that makes for extraordinary events. Duos, trios, quartets and larger bands are available!
John has been playing the guitar for 35 years, 20 professionally. Originally from NYC, he has over 500 performances in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008.
* Yelp 5-Star Reviews!
* 500 + performances in the SF-Bay-Area since 2008!
* 20-years professional world-class experience (35-years guitar playing)
* Exceptional musical versatility performing all popular guitar styles
* Bachelors of Music Composition and Performance from Purchase College, NY in 1997
Peet's Coffee & Tea, Corporate VIP Event: San Francisco, CA – Thursday, August 27th, 2015
I hired John to play for the Peet's Coffee and Tea VIP party at the Ferry Building in San Francisco, CA. It was a high-profile night with several senior level executives and key influencers in attendance. He was prompt, set up quickly and played beautifully. I would definitely look to hire John for another performance. – Dorian E. (PSLIVE)
Chapman's guitar playing has aired on national and international Radio and TV. He has had many performances with world-class-musicians whose bands include; Santana, Sheryl Crow, Spyro Gyra, Tower Of Power, Sting, Blood Sweat and Tears, Branford Marsalis, Buddy Guy, David Bowie, Harry Belafonte, Joey Calderazzo, Natalie Cole, John Scofield, Mike Stern, George Porter and others.
John C. has a deep ever growing solo classical guitar repertoire that fuses both traditional and contemporary guitar styles; Latin, Brazilian Bossa Nova and Samba, Spanish Nuevo-Flamenco and Afro-Cuban Rumba, light Classical, and Folk finger-styles with Jazz Standards, Swing, Gypsy, Fusion, Rhythm and Blues, Funk, Pop, Rock, Reggae, and Country Americana flat-picking styles, providing both music lovers and guitar aficionados with a first-rate repertoire of timeless classics, contemporary gems, original compositions and deft improvisations.
Both instrumental and vocal covers in duo, trio, quartet or larger bands are available in Rock, Blues, R&B, Americana, Funk, Brazilian and Jazz styles, as well as John performing his original singer songwriter music solo, or with band accompaniment. John only performs with top tier musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area; vocalists, keyboards, bass, drums, sax, trumpet, violin, cello and more.
Music Services Offered:
* Beautiful concert-quality musical ambiance
* Professional, hands on top-notch service
* Complimentary music consultations
* All-inclusive rates
* Stress-free sound checks, set-up, and breakdowns
* High-end sound equipment provides the perfect background or concert style music ambiances at any volume from 2 to 500 people
* Portable battery-powered-amplification for locations with no electricity
* Microphone and amplifier available for wedding officiates and announcements
Here's small selection of the many top venues Chapman has performed at the Yoshi's Jazz Club, Asian Art Museum, Ritz Carlton, Fairmont Hotel, Pebble Beach Resort, countless wineries, The Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC NY, Preservation Hall in New Orleans LA, the Bluebird Café in Nashville TN and just about every venue imaginable.
Some notable clients include LT. Gov. Gavin Newsom 3 times, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Obama administration, Sysco Systems, Commonwealth Club of CA, Orchard Hardware Supply, Towers and Watson, The Institute of Responsible Technology, The Young Presidents Association of America and many other major corporations and organizations.
Client performance dates are secured through completed music performance contracts and half deposits unless other arrangements are made for last minute bookings.
Please contact John C. for a complimentary music consultation, with any questions, and for a quick rate quote.
Allow John Chapman's exceptional musical ambiance to provide the perfect mood for your next event.
Looking forward to speaking with you!
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