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John Behling

Jazz Guitar from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 150 miles
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$250 - $1000 per event
John Behling has been delighting audiences at parties, corporate events, holiday celebrations, receptions, and wedding ceremonies for over twenty-five years. He's a Chicago jazz and classical guitarist who has performed throughout the United States, and he has appeared with many local musicians including Rob Dorn, Dede Sampaio, and the popular Brazilian jazz band Rio Bamba since moving to Chicago in 2004.

John has performed extensively as a soloist and with duos and trios, performing jazz standards, South American guitar music, and classical repertoire, and he has had the good fortune of playing with legendary musicians and entertainers such as Jay McShann, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, James Naughton, and Patti Page. A guitarist with many musical passions, John has also worked with the award-winning jazz and Celtic fiddler Jeremy Kittel and the legendary banjoist Clarke Buehling and his ragtime orchestra, The Skirt Lifters.

John enjoys playing as a soloist and with many different ensembles, as well as playing for audiences large and small; he has performed at corporate events, house parties, and Chicago clubs such as Katerina's and Phil Stefani's 437 Rush Street. He has also appeared at world-renowned festivals including the Chicago Celtic Festival and landmark venues such as the Kennedy Center for the Arts. In addition, he has had the honor of performing for both President Clinton and President Obama. His music will add beauty, excitement, and elegance to any event.
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Responds quickly to client requests

Anniversary Party

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John was professional, organized and yet laid back. He has a fabulous repertoire and was exactly what we needed. Lovely music that neither drew too much attention but helped create a tone and mood for our "lounge" like event. I would hire him again.

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Restaurant Event

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John was a great talent to have at our party. Plays a great variety of music. Our guests were very pleased. John as a person is easy to work with.

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Corporate Function

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John was awesome! I hired him for our organization's Annual Benefit, and event of 500+ people, and I continually had people coming up to me telling me how great John's playing was and even had a select group of higher ups locate themselves near John just so that they could watch and hear him play. Prior to the event John was very easy to work with, reaching out to me to get the details of the event, and he was completely prepared for the event upon arrival (complete with his own speakers!) If I end up doing another event in the area I will definitely hire him again - I highly recommend!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2016
Sep
2
Rehearsal Dinner
South Bend, IN
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Jun
25
Anniversary Party
Chicago, IL
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
2016
May
28
Restaurant Event
Hobart, IN
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
May
5
Celebration
Crystal Lake, IL
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Nov
6
Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2015
Jun
20
Wedding
Batavia, IL
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Jun
7
Birthday Party (Adult)
Salem, WI
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bridal Chorus
Wagner
A Foggy Day
Gershwin/Gershwin
Adelita
Tárrega
Ain't Misbehaving
Fats Waller
All The Things You Are
Hammerstein/Kern
Almain
Cutting
Almost Like Being In Love
Lerner/Lowe
Alone Together
Dietz/Schwartz
Angel Eyes
Dennis/Brent
Autumn Leaves
Prévert/Cosma
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Pop Guitar
Latin Guitar
Brazilian Guitar
World Music Guitar
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Latin Acoustic Guitar
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
Christmas Parties
Please note John Behling will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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