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Beautiful Pass-A-Grille Beach Wedding

Beautiful Pass-A-Grille, along the southern end of St. Petersburg Beach, has long been a favorite location for Beach Weddings. I performed a wedding there on June 30, 2017  for a lovely couple from Illinois. Because I arrived in plenty of time, I took the opportunity to have a light snack and beverage at The Wharf, ……


Wedding Performance on the World’s Top Beach

It was a pleasure to play a wedding performance and cocktail hour reception on the world’s top beach, Siesta Beach. For years, Sarasota’s Siesta Beach has been rated number one by a number of reviewers. Siesta Beach boasts white powdery sand and beautiful crystal clear gulf water. This particular wedding occurred on November 28, 2015, ……


Beach Wedding Ceremony 11/14/15

I played the music for a beautiful beach wedding ceremony on November 14, 2015. The location was the beautiful Boca Bay Pass Club in Boca Grande, FL. Boca Grande is a popular location for destination weddings along Florida’s west coast and a favorite among residents of the St. Louis area. The majority of the wedding ……


Holiday Parties

It’s time to start preparing my solo instrumental guitar music for this year’s Holiday Parties. Depending on the type of Holiday Party I play for, I select a certain style of instrumental solo guitar music. For Example, if the holiday party is mainly themed on a sit down formal dinner, I’ll play my classical guitar ……


Siesta Key Beach Wedding

I performed solo, instrumental classical guitar music for a Siesta Key beach wedding on November 7, 2015. The weather was perfect for the lovely young couple from Ohio and their destination beach wedding. It was a sun-soaked, blue-sky day on Siesta Beach. Siesta Key is located along Florida’s West Central Coast in beautiful Sarasota, FL. ……


Beautiful October Beach Wedding

October is the month of choice for many couples who have destination beach weddings along Florida’s West Coast. I performed the music for a beautiful October beach wedding on 10/10/15 on Coquina Beach in Bradenton, Florida. The bride and groom were from Germany, and their guests and wedding party were from the U.S., Spanish speaking ……


Retirement Community Entertainment

I provided elegant classical guitar music to accompany an art show at Calusa Harbor House Retirement Community in Fort Myers, Florida. This retirement community entertainment helped to showcased the artwork that the residents have been creating under the direction of  their resident art teacher. Providing entertainment for retirement communities involves selecting appropriate music to embellish the event. I worked with ……


Wedding Ceremony Performance

I recently performed the wedding ceremony music for a lovely couple in The Spanish Chapel located at The South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Florida. For this wedding ceremony performance, the idea was to fill the chapel with music from the Spanish Guitar repertoire. I began by playing prelude music composed by Francisco Tarrega. His short ……


Practice Makes Perfect!

Keeping musical skills at their peek requires constant practice. As a wedding ceremony musician, I want to keep my traditional repertoire in tact, while I also work on new tunes. I play both jazz and classical guitar for my profession. This gives me the versatility I need to do two parts of the wedding event ……


Palm Island Beach Wedding Ceremony

What a pleasure to perform the wedding ceremony music for a delightful bride and groom from Boston! They selected the beautiful “Canon In D” for the bride’s processional and a jazzy version of  “Over The Rainbow” for the recessional. The weather was perfect for their beach wedding ceremony on Palm Island, Florida. I’m always happy ……


Beautiful Wedding Ceremony

I had the pleasure of playing for a beautiful beach wedding at the SandBar Restaurant on Anna Maria Island this past weekend. The bride and groom were wonderful to work with and it was a nice reminder of the incredible place that I live! If you’re ever in the market for a venue for your ……


Just in Time at The Ritz Carlton Beach Club

Just in the nick of time! Played for a wedding at the beautiful Ritz Carlton Beach Club this evening. Thought we were going to get rained out, but thankfully the ceremony finished just as the first raindrops fell. Always a true pleasure to play at this venue, especially for such a lovely bride, groom and ……


Busy!

I’m loving every minute of being this busy! I’ve been playing for weddings, public performances, directing students and performing at my recital! Learning new music for weddings requires time and lots of attention, but the reaction of the bride and groom makes it all a pure pleasure. Many beautiful venues, wonderful sunset ceremonies, and lots ……


The Last Three Days

I had a really great time playing at the Bradenton Riverwalk on Friday night with my friends Bob Lunergan, George Mancini and Perry Orfanella! It was cold by the water, but the audience still seemed appreciative and we had a lot of fun! Yesterday I played at the Venetian Golf & River Club with Mark ……


FSU Visit with Bruce Holzman

I had a chance to visit with Professor Bruce Holzman in his studio at Florida State University. Bruce has one of the premier classical guitar programs in the world. I’m proud to be a graduate, and of course, proud to be a Seminole!


The Last Few Days

I’ve been busy the last few days! On Thursday, I had the pleasure of playing for the Sarasota Opera Guild at a private residence on Siesta Key. Beautiful home, gracious hosts and just a very enjoyable event. Friday I played with a band that some of you may know, Jimmy Beaumont and The Skyliners, down ……


The Oaks Country Club

Played a wonderful event for the members of The Oaks Country Club on Friday night. A very receptive and complimentary audience and staff. Thanks for having me!!


Great Time at Selby Gardens!

I’m having a great time playing for Selby Garden’s Annual Lights in Bloom! I was there on Monday the 17th, and last night, and will be there again tonight, tomorrow night and then again on the 26th and 27th. Thankfully, since it was so cold last night, they were gracious enough to let me play ……


Friday at St. Armand's

I’ll be playing on St. Armand’s Circle in Sarasota this Friday night from 6:00 – 9:00 for the annual Christmas tree lighting. I’ll be located in front of the Irish Pub on the north side of the circle and hope to see you there!