About Steven VazquezHighly experienced active performer. Over 15 years of experience playing music for Weddings. Experience ranges from full Catholic mass to custom secular ceremonies. Specializing in music for ceremonies and cocktail hours. Wide ranging repertoire (Renaissance to modern) to suit many tastes. Can work in duo or larger ensembles. Has contacts with many highly skilled musicians (flute, violin, voice, etc). Will work with client and can offer suggestions. Very reasonable pricing.
STEVEN VAZQUEZ -Guitarist
Steve began playing guitar at the age of eleven and was self-taught for many years. He began his classical guitar studies under Steve Suvada at Wm. Rainey Harper College. He went on for further study with Mark Maxwell at DePaul University (B.M. ‘91) and Anne Waller at Northwestern University (M.M. ‘94). His master class credits include Sergio and Odair Assad, Oscar Ghiglia, Stepan Rak, Paul O’Dette, David Starobin and Dusan Bogdanovic. Steve was a 1996-97 Chicago Artists International Program award recipient. This allowed him to study with Stepan Rak in Prague, Czech Republic. Steve has performed throughout the Midwest and Chicago area with The Chicago Guitar Quartet, Chicago Guitar Camerata, Ensemble Español, and in duo with fellow Chicago guitarist Brian Torosian. Also, with rock bands Blue Eyed Jesus, Año Cero, Thing 3, and Woolworthy, and many other solo and chamber performances. His repertoire spans from music of the Renaissance to modern works, including his own compositions.
His Chicago appearances have included the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, The Fourth Presbyterian Church Noonday Series, The Old Town School of Folk Music, Hothouse, The Metro, and Double Door. His radio credits include broadcasts on WFMT, WXRT, WBEZ, Q101, WNUR and Radio Arte.
Steve is on the faculties of William Rainey Harper College and The People’s Music School in Chicago
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