Guitar by FORD

Jazz Acoustic Guitar from Everett, WA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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I play an eclectic blend of Brazilian classical, American and Latin jazz standards, rock and pop renditions - not covers - and original music - influenced by all of the above. My first classical influence was Julian Bream. Shortly after, I discovered Joe Pass, Herb Ellis and Wes Montgomery, which took me in the direction of solo finger-style jazz. After that John McLaughlin, Steve Hackett, John Scofield and Bill Frisell have influenced my playing. I don't try to copy these masters, only learn from their approach.
My music is most conducive to wedding cocktail hours, office receptions, wineries, restaurants, and home parties - anywhere nylon string or jazz guitar is appropriate. I have a weekly restaurant engagement since 2010 plus other recurring gigs. I'm accustom to staying under the conversation, but can entertain when appropriate. I have a good sense of humor. My set list can be tailored to your party with reasonable notice and you can visit my website for reviews and contact me for a set list of songs. Thanks for your interest and hope to hear from you. Any events outside of 100 miles will include travel compensation to be negotiated on individual basis.
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Retirement Party

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Ford did a fantastic job of accommodating my needs for my retirement party. He made a special effort to not disturb the event in the next room, but yet was loud enough for everyone in my venue to listen and enjoy his music. As far as the music is concerned, his upbeat jazz music fit right in to the occasion. I received numerous compliments on finding him.

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Guitar by FORD’s Response:

thanks Tom, I appreciate the opportunity to play for you and your friends, and the great review. Best wishes in your future. Enjoy your retirement!! I hope our paths cross again. Ford

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Private Party

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Ford was great! It really added another layer to our event to have him there. I received many great compliments regarding his performance. Additionally, he was timely, professional, and pleasant. When the need arises again for someone with his talents I will be sure to contact him.

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Guitar by FORD’s Response:

Thanks again Bryon for having me be a part of your celebration. Awesome setting and great comfortable vibe to play, for you and your gratious friends. I had a great time. and thanks for the review - I really appreciate the feedback. Best wishes for your future. I hope we meet again.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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We had a wonderful time with Ford (Guitar by Ford) playing popular melodies and taking requests for different songs by our guests. He played beautiful background music for our Party and gave it the right mood. Everybody liked Ford. Hi was also open to talk about his music and his life as a musician. We recommend him for any garden or house party - we had fun!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2018
Sep
15
Private Party
Camano Island, WA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Jul
28
Private Party
Kirkland, WA
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Jul
20
Community Event
Issaquah, WA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Jul
6
Birthday Party (Adult)
Battle Ground, WA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Dec
9
Christmas Party
Arlington, WA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Oct
7
Wedding
Bothell, WA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Sep
2
Wedding Ceremony
Ashford, WA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
All the Things You Are
jazz standard
Autumn Leaves
jazz standard
Across the universe
Beatles
Brown Eye Girl
Van Morrison
Here Comes the Sun
Beatles
Come Together
Beatles
Dust in Wind
Kansas
El Farol
Santana
Waiting on a Friend
Rolling Stones
Light My Fire
Doors
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Weddings
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Fundraisers
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Retirement Parties
Please note Guitar by FORD will also travel to Bothell, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Snohomish, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Clinton, Woodinville, Lake Stevens, Seattle, Marysville, Monroe, Kirkland, Lakewood, Langley, Redmond, Silvana, Duvall, Kingston, Granite Falls, Hansville, Bellevue, Freeland, Suquamish, Arlington, Conway, Sultan, Carnation, Issaquah, Mercer Island.
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