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Jill Zor Music

Huntington Beach , CA
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Huntington Beach, CA US 92647 (map)

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949-322-0062

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ABOUT US

I am a professional violinist and violist from Huntington Beach who often plays weddings and events at the Montage, Ritz Carlton, Laguna Cliffs Marriott, the Temecula Vineyards, Riley's... Read more
I am a professional violinist and violist from Huntington Beach who often plays weddings and events at the Montage, Ritz Carlton, Laguna Cliffs Marriott, the Temecula Vineyards, Riley's Farm in Oak Glen, Mission Inn Riverside, Rancho Cucamunga, etc. I have also performed at the Huntington Beach Pier, various golf courses in Orange County, Crescent Bay Park, Heisler Park, the Las Brisas Gazebo and other parks in Laguna Beach and willing to perform for wedding ceremonies at the beach. I will travel to Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, Pasadena, and other cities.

Listen to my live, unedited solo violin with piano performance at http://soundcloud.com/jzorviolinist

Please email with a detailed email including what kind of event you would like me to play at, location and time of event, and how long you would like me to play.

Email: jzorviolinist@yahoo.com

Bio:

Bachelor's of Music in Performance Violin from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at the California State University, Long Beach

Fifteen years of performing as a solo violinist and with string quartet for events and weddings.

Performed as a violinist at the Orange County Fair with a Bluegrass band in 2007 and 2008.

Performed as concerto competition winner the Haydn Concerto No. 2 for Violin with the South Orange County Chamber Orchestra in 2004

Occasions:

Baby Showers,

Bridal Showers,

Marriage Proposals,

Wedding Ceremonies,

Wedding Receptions,

Holiday Parties,

Memorials,

Birthdays,

Parties,

Baby Showers,

Corporate Meetings,

Engagement Parties,

and Rehearsal Dinners



Instruments:

1. Solo Violin

2. String Duo (2 violins, or violin and viola, or violin and cello)

3. String Trio (2 violins and cello or violin, viola, cello),

4. String Quartet

5. Violin with Guitar



Music Styles:

1. Classical Ceremony and Reception Music

2. Popular Music: The Beatles, Phantom of the Opera, Love Songs, songs like "What a Wonderful World," songs by Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Coldplay, Celine Dion, The Doors, Elvis, Kenny G, KC & JoJo, Al Green, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Beatles, etc. and other popular music by request as long as we are able to find the sheet music.

3. Jazz, songs like "At Last," Cole Porter, Coltrain, Duke Ellington, "What a Wonderful World," etc.

4. Reggae: Bob Marley, any requests (violin with guitar only)

5. Bluegrass, Irish Fiddle, and Scottish Fiddle Music (for solo violin only)



Lists of Songs (Ask me if there is a song you would like me to learn for your event):



Pop Songs:

1."Only Time" by Enya

2. "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve (this one usually sounds better to have a cello or trio though because of a more full sound)

3. "Better Together" by Jack Johnson

4. "Lucky" by Jason Mraz

5. "Im Yours" by Jason Mraz

6. "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hasard

7. "You Do Something to Me" by Cole Porter (a favorite of mine)

8. "Your Guardian Angel" by the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

9. "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton (one of my favorites)

10. Many Jazz Standards like "Sophisticated Lady" and "Angel Eyes" and "Misty" etc.

11. " What a Wonderful World " by Bob Thiele

12. "At Last" by Mack Gordon (Etta James)

13. "I'll Stand by You" commonly sung by The Pretenders & Carrie Underwood

14. "You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson

15. "All My Life" by KC & JoJo

16. Beatles songs

17. "The Prayer" commonly known as being sung by Celine Dion

18. Phantom of the Opera music

19. "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay (Good as duet, trio, or string quartet)

20. "Time to Pretend" by MGMT

21. "Ho Hey" by the Lumineers

22. "Padam Padam" by Edith Piaf

23. "La Vie En Rose" by Edith Piaf

24. "Beautiful Day" by U2

25. Music from "A Secret Garden" Soundtrack

26. "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison

27. Music from Super Nintendo "Mario Brothers"

28. "I Love How You Love Me"

29. "Jesus Etc." (Norah Jones)

30. "Overjoyed"

31. "One Thousand Years" by Christina Perri

32. "White Sandy Beach" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

32. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow-What a Wonderful World" Israel Kamakawiwo'ole version

33. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" only and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version.

34. "Blue Moon"

35. "It Had To Be You"








Some of my favorites (some may already be listed):

"Meditation from Thaiis by Massenet

"Le Cygne" (The Swan) by Saint Saens

Liebeslied by Kreisler

La Donna e mobile by Verdi

Habanera from the Opera, "Carmen" by Bizet

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Minuet in G by Beethoven

Minuet by Boccherini

Sleeping Beauty Waltz

What a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele



Classical Songs (used for cocktail hour or can be choices for the ceremony):

1. Le Rejouissance by Handel

2. The Swan (Le Cygne) by Saint-Saens

3. Liebesleid by Kreisler

4. Meditation from "Thais" by Massenet**very pretty onehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGd4Rs-O3ws

5. Meditation by Glazunov

6. Salut d'Amour (Love's Greeting) by Elgar

7. Traumerei by Schumann

8. Air in G by Bach (Also known as "Air on the G String"

9. Minuet in G by Beethoven

10. Gavotte by Bach

11. Arioso by Bach

12. Liebeslied by Kreisler

13. Somewhere Over the Rainbow

14. Trumpet Tune by Purcell

15. Traumerei by Schumann

16. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart

17 La Donna e mobile by Verdi

18. Vivaldi Concerto in a minor (slow movement)

19. Habanera from the Opera, "Carmen" by Bizet

20. Gavotte by Lully

21. Minuet by Boccherini

22. Rondeau (Theme known as "Masterpiece Theater" by Mouret

23. Spring from "Four Seasons" (Allegro-fast movement) by Vivaldi

24. Vivaldi's Winter Concerto: I. Allegro, II. Adagio Molto, III. Allegro

25. Sleeping Beauty Waltz by Tchaikovsky

26. Concertino in Hungarian Style by Reiding

27. Vivaldi Violin Concertos (for Solo violin or violin duet)

28. Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 for Solo Violin only

29. Haydn Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Major for Solo Violin only

30. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor by Bach (also known as the Bach Double; for violin duet)

31. Handel's Water Music

32. Trumpet Voluntary by Clark

33. Ode to Joy by Beethoven

34. Canon in D by Pachelbel

35. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by J.S. Bach

36. Wedding March by Mendelssohn

37. Bridal March by Wagner (also called "Bridal Chorus")



Sample of Wedding Ceremony Music:
* Common choices for Bridesmaids or Seating of the Parents/Family/Grandparents:
1. Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring by Bach
2. Canon in D by Pachelbel
3. Movement 5 from "Winter" by Vivaldi (slow movement-Largo)
4. Ode to Joy by Beethoven

* Possible Choices for the Bride's Processional
1. Canon in D by Pachelbel
2. Trumpet Voluntary by Clark
3. Any request
4. Bridal March/Bridal Chorus by Wagner (Traditional)


*Recessional
1. Wedding March by Mendelssohn
2. Le Rejouissance by Handel
3. Ode to Joy by Beethoven
4. Requests
5. Viva La Vida by Coldplay (if string trio or string quartet is performing) Read less
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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Guitar, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Concert Black unless otherwise specified.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Live Solo Violin Recording via Soundcloud.com
How much time do you usually need for setup?
15-20 minutes.

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Ellen
Wedding:
8/24/2013
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Jill Zor and her team were fantastic! I received comments from my guests on how beautiful the music from the string quartet was. Jill was incredibly helpful throughout the entire music selection process and gave me lots of suggestions when I wasn't sure where to go. She was very fair and reasonable and ! I found their pricing to be one of the most competitive from everyone I researched. If you're looking for a solo or string quartet, Jill Zor is the way to go! You won't be disappointed! Thank you Jill!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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Jill was great to work with and communicate. She was very attentive and patient with us. She wanted to make sure everything would go smooth for the day of the wedding and it did! I was very pleased with her performance
and many guests asked about her and commented on how beautifully she played.
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Patricia
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful playing. Very professional and very sensitive to what we wanted played.
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Christina
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
My family had a special event and requested that Jill select the music that she felt would be appropriate. The result: Jill was very respectful of the occasion with her appearance, her demeanor and was as beautiful as the music that she played.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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I have had the pleasure of hearing Jill Zor play violin at a recital she held for her students, and at a private party. She played beautifully! In speaking with Jill I was amazed at the variety of music she has mastered and enjoys playing, and coupled with her beauty, grace and professionalism, I would not hesitate to hire her for any special party or event!
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/2/2012
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Jill did a beautiful job with our ceremony music. I would recommend her to everyone. She asked what music we wanted and offered to learn new music for us if we wanted anything different than her normal songs. She is amazing!
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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