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Michael Coppola

Jazz Guitar from Shelton, CT - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$350 - $1600 per event
I am a jazz guitarist listed as a main entry in acclaimed critic Scott Yanow's book "The Great Jazz Guitarists, the ultimate guide"
I was highly trained in classical guitar as well and also play all the traditional wedding music including bridal marches, ode to joy, canon etc as well as many other non traditional choices....Beatles, Disney, just about anything. I can do a ceremony on classical guitar and/or a cocktail hour playing jazz or any combination thereof. Versitility is my specialty.


I play a self-invented 9 string guitar on which I can play music unavailable to 6 or 7 string players and with a much fuller sound than ANY other solo guitarist. Mainly a jazz player, performing solo arrangements of Porter, Gershwin, Ellington, etc; I can also include virtuoso classical guitar pieces such by Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, etc; pop tunes by the Beatles, The Yes Band,etc; and Atkins style arrangements by Chet, Jerry Reed, Tommy Emmanuel, etc. This mix is very entertaining and exciting at any event. I have issued 7 CD recordings; have been featured in many music industry magazines such as Guitar Player, 20th Century Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Just Jazz Guitar, Cadence, Coda, etc; and have performed on several local and national TV and Radio shows.
I had been a regular performer at the Classic American Guitar show, The Philly Guitar show, The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Chet Atkins festival in Nashville, the winter NAMM show to name a few national events.
I am always willing to work with my customers to give them exactly want they are after at their own event. I have performed with jazz greats such as Charles MaPherson and the legendary LES PAUL.
Please check out a live television performance of "Tiger Rag" on youtube.

I live in CT outside of NYC.
For my out of state performances, I must obviously charge much more to cover travel, lodging and missed work while away.
Nonetheless......it will be worth it especially for my unique and renowned solo jazz playing. If it is the best in solo jazz guitar you seek. stop here
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Michael was very accommodating, played beautifully, and was extremely helpful in selecting the appropriate songs for our wedding. We received many pleasent comments on his playing from our guest. Good choice!

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Michael is a talented professional. The music at our wedding ceremony was beautiful and he showed patience when dealing with a disorganized, frazzled bride. I highly recommend him.

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Michael played at our wedding at Bouley Restaurant in NYC this past May. His playing was perfect for the occasion, and we would definately recommend him to anyone looking for a virtuoso guitarist. I had seen Michael play at a guitar festival in the New York area weeks before the wedding--he has an amazing technique and very strong musicality. His 9-string guitar is fascinating. For the wedding, he was able to adjust his tone to the wedding reception, and read the room very well. Thanks Mike!

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2015
Jun
20
waterbury palace
Waterbury, CT
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2011
May
22
Wedding Ceremony
Simsbury, CT
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2010
Sep
18
Wedding Ceremony
New Haven, CT
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2009
Aug
8
Wedding Ceremony
Middletown, NJ
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2007
May
26
Wedding
New York, NY
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Please note Michael Coppola will also travel to South Britain, Derby, Ansonia, Hawleyville, Monroe, Orange, Stevenson, Stratford, Trumbull, Waterbury, Botsford, Seymour, Woodbridge, Bridgeport, Milford, Oxford, Danbury, Easton, Fairfield, New Haven, West Haven, Beacon Falls, Redding Ridge, Sandy Hook, Bethany, Hamden, Redding Center, Newtown, Georgetown, Ridgefield.
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