Bruce Canafax - Classical Guitarist

Guitar from Fort Worth, TX - Will travel up to 400 miles
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$300 - $800 per event
Now booking 2016 weddings and other special events.

As professional guitarist for 30+ years, I offer a wide range of musical styles for a moment in time that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime. Having earned my master's degree in classical guitar performance from UNT, I play the standard guitar repertoire including the music of Bach, Tarrega, Albeniz, Barrios, Sor, Guiliani, Mertz, Schubert and Pachelbel for the classical sound that purists desire. If you prefer something more in line with your individual tastes, then I also play jazz standards from composers like Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Henry Mancini and George Gershwin and even classic rock tunes by Led Zepplin, Eric Clapton and the Beatles. Whatever the event, I will mix the music to meet your discriminating needs. From intimate dinner parties to lavish weddings, private birthday parties to grand openings, my music will provide you with the ambiance you seek. I will work hard to guarantee your satisfaction.

A look at my play list will reveal an extensive array of music available, including many classical favorites along with many contemporary tunes. And yes, I can play many of those Spanish and Latin favorites such as Ponce's “Estrellita,” the ever popular “Spanish Romance,” Albeniz's “Leyenda” and Tarrega's “Recuerdos de la Alhambra”. If you don't see your favorite song listed, don't worry, I have an extensive guitar library that probably has your favorite classical or Latin solo in it.

If your taste leans more toward the contemporary genres, I have created sophisticated solo arrangements for numerous clients over the years from artists such as Norah Jones, Billy Joel, Kenny Chesney and even bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Just provide me with the artist and the title of the song and I will use my expertise in music theory and arranging for the guitar to create a unique arrangement that you and your guests will surely enjoy.

If you are needing more variety than a solo guitar can provide, then let master fiddle player David Holcomb and I provide that wider array of moods that will surely add that special touch to your event. David offers many years of expertise in playing styles ranging from the masterful classical violin repertoire to that of bluegrass fiddle tunes and gypsy jazz of Stephan Grappelli.

Having the right equipment allows me to play any venue, from garden weddings where electricity is unavailable to large auditoriums. I even bring my own chair so you don't have to worry about anything. Never will the music be overbearing but mixed just right to provide you with the atmosphere that guarantees that your satisfaction.

I have been performed all across Texas and Oklahoma in venues such as Turtle Creek Mansion in Dallas, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma City's Castle Falls, Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Dallas Arboretum, the House of Blues in Dallas and the St. Cecilia Hotel in Austin just to name a few locations. Check my 100+ past gigs to see other locations I have had the pleasure of performing.

My goal is to provide you with the best customer service from the initial bid to the day of your big event. I promise to make your satisfaction my number one priority.

If you have any questions about me or my services, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for your consideration.



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Bruce was awesome! He played great songs that suited our taste even though we didn't give him any song list. We got tons of complements from our guest, they loved him.

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We've had Bruce to our house to play at parties twice now. Both times it was so enjoyable! We recommend him wholeheartedly and can't wait to have him to our home again.

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Bruce played at my daughter's wedding and left the guests in awe! His musical touch made the wedding a beautiful event. His talent and music is exceptional. From planning to the final day - everything with Bruce was perfect. Bruce has a wide selection of music in both video and mp3 formats that helped narrow my daughters music selection. The day of the event, he arrived early and was accommodating - he also was aware of the ceremony order, timing, and all those other important details that brings everything together. Bruce is so easy to work with and the music (and sound) is exquisite! I highly recommend Bruce for any event!

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2016
May
29
Wedding Ceremony
Dallas, TX
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Oct
1
Wedding Ceremony
Irving, TX
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Jan
21
Wedding Ceremony
Fort Worth, TX
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Apr
9
Wedding Ceremony
Fort Worth, TX
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Jan
9
Wedding
Irving, TX
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Dec
4
Corporate Function
Plano, TX
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Oct
10
Wedding Ceremony
Corsicana, TX
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2015
Oct
9
Wedding
Fort Worth, TX
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Sep
26
Wedding
Dallas, TX
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
1st hour DFW Rate
Starting at $300
  • Add an additional $150 for the 2nd hour
  • Each additional hour after that is $75 per hour
Adagio Cantabile from Piano Sonata #8
Ludwig von Beethoven
Adelita
Fransico Tarrega
Andante Largo
Fernando Sor
And I Love Her
Lennon/McCartney
Arioso
J.S. Bach
As Time Goes By
Herman Hupfeld
Ave Maria
Franz Schubert
Better Together
Jack Johnson
Blackbird
Lennon and McCartney
Bridal Chorus
Richard Wagner
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Please note Bruce Canafax - Classical Guitarist will also travel to Arlington, Hurst, Kennedale, Bedford, Crowley, Keller, Colleyville, Burleson, Euless, Haslet, Azle, Aledo, Mansfield, Southlake, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Lillian, Newark, Roanoke, Joshua, Dallas, Irving, Justin, Coppell, Cresson, Flower Mound, Godley, Rhome, Richardson, Duncanville.
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