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David William Ross

Acoustic Guitar from Keene, NH - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$150 - $1000 per event
"A refreshing reminder of what the guitar is capable of in the hands of a passionate musicion" according to the Keene Equinox. Since graduating from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins with a Master's and Performance Diploma in guitar, David William Ross has performed extensively across the US from Boston to LA. He plays classical-nylon, steel-string, and electric guitars, often performing classical repertoire alongside contemporary songs. He regularly takes requests in advance for arrangements of anything from Elvis to Nico alongside Canon in D, Mendelssohn, Bach, and other unique repertoire. He will also send original recordings of your arrangements to keep you in the process! An international award winning and competition guitarist that will draw from a deep repertoire of classical, flamenco, folk, popular, and jazz traditions to tailor a performance to meet your event's needs. Be it a wedding, dinner, cocktail hour, reception, corporate event, or concert, David will work with you to find the music that is perfect for your event.


David is among the most sought-after collaborators in New England. An avid jazz musician, he regularly performs venues across New England in combos and big bands as well as leading his own groups in jazz clubs, concert halls, and studio sessions. He also works in many classical chamber groups with flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano.


Recently, David has added studio recording and live sound production to his list of activities. Bringing his real world experience of sound, mixers, amplifiers, microphones, and acoustics to the job, David is able to provide sound for individual speeches, small ensembles, or full bands.


David earned a B.M. in Guitar Performance and a B.A. in both composition and theory from Keene State College, a M.M. and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where he served as the assistant to the renowned guitar department. David's classical guitar studies have been with composer/performer Jose Lezcano, renowned teacher/performer Julian Gray, and virtuoso Scott Tennant. He has performed frequently in the masterclasses of Manuel Barrueco at Peabody, Eliot Fisk at the New England Conservatory, and Pepe Romero at the University of Southern California.


David currently serves on the faculty of Fitchburg State University, the Concord Community Music School, and Elm City Music where he teaches music history, art aesthetics, guitar, and improvisation. He has also taught courses at Keene State College and the Vermont Jazz Center in music theory, ear training, and improvisation. In addition, David does session work for PARMA Recordings in Boston and greater New England.
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We had David play for our wedding ceremony and reception. We booked him online after reading the many excellent reviews and needless to say, we were very impressed. We had no experience booking a musician, but he promptly replied to our request and sent us some sample wedding packages that made it easy for us to figure out what we needed. Once booked, he sent us sample tracks and ideas for our ceremony, but was open to anything we had in mind. He is a very talented guitarist and his music at our wedding day was fantastic... many of our guests commented to us as to how good it was. Overall, our experience with David was excellent and we highly recommend him!

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David is an excellent guitarist and also a nice person. My wife and I hired him to play at our wedding and our guests loved him and his repertoire. David was everything we had hoped for in a performer and we would ( and have) recommended him to others. I only wish your rating system at Gigmasters had a "Plus" button because David exceeded all our expectations. We are thinking of having a second wedding just so David can play for our friends again... : )

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David really made our holiday party a great success! He is a fabulous musician and everyone loved listening to him. I would highly recommend him!

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PAST EVENTS
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2016
Aug
27
Wedding Ceremony
Waltham, MA
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2016
Aug
27
Wedding Ceremony
Altamont, NY
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Sep
4
Wedding
Wellesley, MA
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Sep
24
Wedding Ceremony
Manchester, VT
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Oct
1
Wedding
Altamont, NY
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Oct
2
Wedding Ceremony
Sturbridge, MA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Aug
20
Wedding Ceremony
Ogunquit, ME
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Aug
14
Bridal Shower
Manchester, NH
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2016
Jul
30
Wedding Reception
Hancock, NH
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
2016
May
14
Wedding
Quechee, VT
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2015
Dec
11
Private Party
Chatham, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Nov
14
Birthday Party (Adult)
Rindge, NH
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wedding Classics
Spanish Guitar
Classical Pieces
Baroque Music
Brazilian Guitar
Classical-Jazz Fusion
Renaissance Music
Flamenco Guitar
Popular Music Arrangements
Jazz Standards
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Classical 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 David William Ross will also travel to East Swanzey, Marlborough, West Swanzey, Spofford, Sullivan, Westminster, Gilsum, Munsonville, Troy, Westminster Station, Westmoreland, Harrisville, Chesterfield, Dublin, Winchester, Ashuelot, Walpole, West Chesterfield, Alstead, Fitzwilliam, Putney, Stoddard, Acworth, Brattleboro, Drewsville, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Marlow, Hancock, Chester Depot.
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