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James Woolwine: Solo Pianist/Guitarist

Monterey , CA
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Monterey, CA 93940 US (map)

PHONE

617-777-5942

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ABOUT US

Since 2009 James Woolwine has established himself as a professional soloist of the highest caliber. An award-winning dual instrumentalist with two degrees from Berklee College of Music,... Read more
Since 2009 James Woolwine has established himself as a professional soloist of the highest caliber. An award-winning dual instrumentalist with two degrees from Berklee College of Music, he performs on piano and/or guitar. As a pianist James strives to offer his clients a wide variety of the music they love at a reasonable price. He maintains a well-known repertoire of Classical, Jazz, and Pop/Rock music. If you are unsure what music will be most appropriate for your wedding, James can help you make the best selections from his repertoire; or if you just want a nice background mix, he can create the perfect ambiance. He's also delighted many clients with his willingness to learn new, and often non-traditional songs, upon request. No music is off limits. From Bach to The Beatles, if you want it he'll figure out how to play it for you. He is always happy to bring his own keyboard if a piano is not available on-site. James has received awards/scholarships for his piano skills from the Roanoke Valley Music Teacher's Assoc. and the VA Lion's Club. As a solo acoustic guitarist James maintains a concise mix of original, Classical, and contemporary music that is ideal for weddings and/or background ambiance. As with piano, he is also happy to learn new guitar music clients request in advance. He transitions seamlessly between fingerstyle and flatpicking, and often incorporates a looping pedal to create amazing sonic textures. Recently, James won 1st prize in "Advanced Fingerstyle Guitar" at the 2014 Topanga Banjo/Fiddle Competition. People who are looking for expert guitar music will appreciate James' talents. In addition to his instrumental skills, James is also a talented singer/songwriter. He can sing vocal cover songs requested in advance. "Working with James for my wedding cocktail hour was great. He was very prompt and professional in his response to my messages. Just speaking with him a few times gave me the utmost confidence that he would deliver a fantastic performance, which he did. James really set the tone for an elegant evening. He will come highly recommended to my peers in search of musical talent for any event." - Dan D. "I was very happy with your performance at my daughter's wedding. My family and friends enjoyed the music you chose as well as your piano skills. Your playing added to the festivities of the evening. We would certainly hire you again if the occasion arises." - Jane B. "When our booked pianist disappeared a week before our wedding, I started to go into panic mode. Thanks goodness James came to the rescue. Not only was he available to help us on such short notice, he did the most wonderful job playing a varied selection of music to appeal to our guests. I would highly recommend James for any special occasion." - Caitlin B. Read less
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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Solo, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Guitar, Piano
What is your usual attire?
I always dress formally in a suit and tie, unless a client specifies otherwise.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Absolutely. I have video samples on Wedding Wire. (Some are actually just audio clips in video form). If you follow the link to my personal website, you can watch more videos of me playing; or link to my Youtube page. Lastly, copy and paste this link to my Gigmasters profile which has audio samples in addition to videos.
 
 https://www.gigmasters.com/piano/james-woolwine
How much time do you usually need for setup?
If I'm bringing my own keyboard or guitar, 10-15 minutes.
How much space do you usually require?
As a solo musician, very little. Just a few square feet.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes, I calculate a fee based upon estimated driving time.

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Debra
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding day was perfect and James Woolwine added a great touch for setting the mood with piano and keyboard. I highly recommend James and want to thank him for adding to one of the best days of my life.
My wedding day was perfect and James Woolwine added a great touch for setting the mood with piano and keyboard. I highly Read more...
My wedding day was perfect and James Woolwine added a great touch for setting the mood with piano and keyboard. I highly recommend James and want to thank him for adding to one of the best days of my life. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
James Woolwine: Solo Pianist/Guitarist responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your kind words, and hospitality at the wedding. It was a pleasure being a part of your special day.
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lea
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
James was great. Super professional and a lovely guitarist. We had a very intimate wedding and James was the the perfect choice. I highly recommend!
James was great. Super professional and a lovely guitarist. We had a very intimate wedding and James was the the perfect Read more...
James was great. Super professional and a lovely guitarist. We had a very intimate wedding and James was the the perfect choice. I highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
James Woolwine: Solo Pianist/Guitarist responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for the kind words. I enjoyed playing for you.
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charlie
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
James was very easy to deal with during the entire process and is a solid 5 Stars. Easy to communicate with via email, phone, and in person. James was self-sufficient with setting up his keyboard and guitar, and with which music to play during my wedding. He was also flexible and patient with my indicisiveness as to whether I would use him for both the ceremony and reception. I ended up using his keyboard skills for the ceremony and his guitar talent for the reception. I would certainly recommend James.
James was very easy to deal with during the entire process and is a solid 5 Stars. Easy to communicate with via email, Read more...
James was very easy to deal with during the entire process and is a solid 5 Stars. Easy to communicate with via email, phone, and in person. James was self-sufficient with setting up his keyboard and guitar, and with which music to play during my wedding. He was also flexible and patient with my indicisiveness as to whether I would use him for both the ceremony and reception. I ended up using his keyboard skills for the ceremony and his guitar talent for the reception. I would certainly recommend James. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
James Woolwine: Solo Pianist/Guitarist responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure playing for you.
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Alison
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
The music James played on our wedding day was beautiful. He even agreed to come to the rehearsal and learned a song for our recessional.
The music James played on our wedding day was beautiful. He even agreed to come to the rehearsal and learned a song for Read more...
The music James played on our wedding day was beautiful. He even agreed to come to the rehearsal and learned a song for our recessional. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
James Woolwine: Solo Pianist/Guitarist responded with the following comments:

Thanks Alison. It was my pleasure to be part of it.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
James is a very good musician. His performance at our wedding was
a true blessing. He is dependable and resourseful. He is a gard. of
Berklee College of Music.
James is a very good musician. His performance at our wedding was
a true blessing. He is dependable and resourseful. Read more...
James is a very good musician. His performance at our wedding was
a true blessing. He is dependable and resourseful. He is a gard. of
Berklee College of Music. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
James Woolwine: Solo Pianist/Guitarist responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the review, and appreciating my college education.

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