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Warren Kramer | Classical, Jazz, Acoustic Guitar

Jazz Acoustic Guitar from Grand Rapids, MI - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$250 - $750 per event
Warren Kramer, Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, classical-style sacred music (hymns and worship music) on solo guitar, Latin Guitar, Spanish Guitar, Brazilian Guitar, Brazilian Jazz, Ambient and Meditational Acoustic Guitar, Folk Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar & Bass.

Warren Kramer makes a roomful of music with just one guitar. His fingerstyle instrumental guitar technique allows him to play melody and accompaniment at the same time, at times sounding like two guitars and a bass. Warren learned jazz styles from Al Swan (himself a student of Earl Klugh, the great nylon-string guitar jazz stylist).

He studied the classical guitar under Andrew Schulman, Joel Yaggi, and Jerry Klickstein.

His solo guitar styles include: jazz standards, Brazilian/Latin jazz/sambas, favorites in jazz or classical styles, ambient/meditational solo guitar originals, and hymns and worship songs on classical or acoustic guitar. He will sometimes even dust off a flatpick and play bluegrass gospel tunes (Warren used to perform as a member of the Olivet String Band, a Bluegrass group).

Warren's original pieces blend jazz, classical, Spanish, contemporary fingerstyle and folk guitar styles. Sometimes you would swear you're hearing a vintage jazz standard, or a lost Antonio Carlos Jobim Brazilian samba. Other times you'll be sure he's playing a lesser-known piece from the classical guitar repertoire. Other pieces may remind you of contemporary fingerstyle guitarists like Preston Reed, Robbie Basho or Marcel Dadi. Some will even sound Flamenco, and still others will be difficult to place in any category.

Warren's guitar has graced numerous wedding ceremonies, galleries & gallery openings, parties, corporate events, memorial services, reunions/family events and more. His music is also heard at nursing homes, care facilities, funerals and church services.

His first CD is entitled "Sweet Secrets," a collection of original solo guitar pieces played on classical guitar, steel-string acoustic guitar, and archtop jazz guitar. The title song is an uplifting, lilting, folky acoustic guitar piece.

He is currently recording some new compositions for a new CD which will feature mostly darker, haunting melodies in ambient or meditational styles. Most will be ensemble pieces with the guitar as the centerpiece, with bass, percussion, keyboard, lap dulcimer, and other stringed instruments (most of which Warren plays himself).

Warren has led the Worship Band at his church and often plays solos for preludes, offeratories, communion, and memorial services. His classical guitar style hymns, praise & worship songs are most appropriate for Christian weddings and events.

On this site you may download free samples of Warren Kramer's music and contact his booking to schedule him for your event.
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Grand Rapids, MI-- played for our wedding ceremony and reception he was EXCELLENT! We received many compliments on his beautiful music, his demeanor as well as his lovely smiling face! Would highly recommend!!

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Nursing Home Event

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Warren was great. He was very talented and professional. I would recommend him to anyone.

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Pleasure to work with and did an absolutely beautiful job playing! Would highly recommend him!

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PAST EVENTS
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2016
Dec
4
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2016
Dec
9
Christmas Party
Grand Haven, MI
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Dec
10
Community Event
Hartford, MI
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Dec
11
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2016
Dec
18
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2016
Dec
25
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2016
Nov
27
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2016
Nov
20
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2016
Nov
13
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2016
Nov
6
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2016
Oct
30
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2016
Oct
23
First Baptist Church
Spring Lake, MI
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Whiter Shade of Pale
Procol Harum
Pachelbel's Canon in D
Pachelbel
Where Could I Go?
Amazing Grace
I'll Fly Away
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Jesus What a Friend (Hyferdol)
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Come Ye Thankful People Come
O Worship the King
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Flamenco Guitar
Latin Guitar
Brazilian Guitar
Jazz 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 Warren Kramer | Classical, Jazz, Acoustic Guitar will also travel to Comstock Park, Grandville, Jenison, Belmont, Ada, Marne, Byron Center, Cannonsburg, Lamont, Caledonia, Hudsonville, Allendale, Jamestown, Rockford, Sparta, Coopersville, Conklin, Moline, Alto, Lowell, Dorr, Kent City, Burnips, Cedar Springs, Casnovia, Bradley, Middleville, Ravenna, Zeeland, Smyrna.
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