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Dennis Winge

Guitar from Newfield, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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A full-time pro guitarist for over 10 years, Dennis Winge is the perfect choice for two completely different types of gigs: solo instrumental jazz guitar, or solo rock/pop/soul acoustic guitar with vocals. In both categories, Dennis has received a near-perfect score of 4.9 out of 5 from previous gigmasters clients (scroll to the bottom of this page to read them).

So whether you are looking to add elegance to a cocktail hour or just kick back with some live music at your next backyard party, Dennis is the man for the job.

Dennis has an extensive repertoire in both jazz and rock, and he is comfortable with requests. Small or medium-sized ensembles are also available.

More background on Dennis:

Winge has performed at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Music Awards, and in many countries including Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Austria.

Having started to learn guitar at age 7 and bass at age 12, Dennis has studied with some of NYC's finest guitarists including Ron Parmentier and Jack Wilkins. Winge played his first bar gig when he was 16, and has been a bandleader since his early 20s, when he headed the main campus function band "The Institutionalized" while attending Manhattan College. Later, he became the musical director for Ikonographics Videos, Inc.

Scott Yanow, jazz reviewer for "All Music Guide" & author of 9 jazz books, says: "Dennis is a talented jazz guitarist [who] recalls Barney Kessel, Jim Hall and Pat Martino, but he definitely has his own sound and approach to the modern jazz mainstream. Winge engages in lively and near-telepathic interplay with different bassists and drummers. His music is full of subtle surprises, variety in tempos, moods and grooves, and covers a wide range of styles. The results are quite enjoyable, very musical and a major step forward for the guitarist."

Some of the names he has played with in the rock world are Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys); Clifford Carter (Paul Simon, James Taylor). In jazz he has worked with Bill Crow (Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan); Gene Bertoncini (Buddy Rich, Tony Bennett); Shunzo Ohno (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock); Bob Meyer (Joe Lovano, John Abercrombie); David Budway (Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Regina Carter).

As for off-Broadway productions, Dennis has played in the pit on Les Miserables, All Shook Up, Footloose, 13, Smokey Joe's Cafe, as well as portions of Rock of Ages, Wicked, Aida, All That Jazz, Jeckyl & Hyde, and In the Heights.

You can catch Dennis at many of New York's finest clubs and restaurants, performing solo or with an ensemble. On Thursday nights he runs the Westchester Jazz Jam in Pleasantville, NY.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 10+ years

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THIS WAS THE SECOND PARTY I HIRED DENNIS FOR AND WE WILL USE HIM AGAIN AND AGAIN.. HE IS MORE THEN JUST A PERFORMER HE HAS BECOME OUR FRIEND.. GREAT SHOW, GREAT TIME, GREAT SOUNDS... A++++++++

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If someone is searching for tasteful background guitar music for a dinner party or special occasion in the NYC area, LOOK NO FURTHER! After making contact with Dennis Winge through Gigmasters last month, he just played my wife's birthday party at Craft, a restaurant in NYC. Dennis is highly professional, a complete gentleman and a seriously talented musician!!!! His music was beautiful and subtle but could not be ignored. All of my guests loved his playing, especially my father-in-law who can be a tough customer. Thank you, Dennis! If he is playing for your party, consider yourself lucky!

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Dennis was fantastic at our party! His music and style were exactly what we were looking for. He was also very accommodating to our guest song requests and sing-alongs which I know were not always easy! I would definitely hire Dennis again for a future event and would highly recommend him to friends and others.

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2016
Jun
25
Wedding
Geneseo, NY
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
May
21
Wedding Ceremony
Belfast, NY
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2015
May
15
Wedding Ceremony
Mendon, NY
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2014
Dec
21
Wedding Ceremony
Rochester, NY
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2014
Jul
5
Wedding
Syracuse, NY
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2013
Sep
14
Corporate Function
Syracuse, NY
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
**Part I. Jazz Repertoire**
A Child is Born
A Foggy Day
A Night In Tunisia
Agua De Beber
Ain't Misbehavin'
Airegin
Alfie's Theme
Alice in Wonderland
All Blues
Guitar
One Man Band
Jazz Guitar
Pop Guitar
Rock Guitar
Rock 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 Dennis Winge will also travel to Alpine, Cayuta, Ithaca, Mecklenburg, Odessa, Van Etten, Spencer, Jacksonville, Brooktondale, Erin, Willseyville, Burdett, Montour Falls, Trumansburg, Breesport, Millport, Slaterville Springs, Etna, Freeville, Reading Center.
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