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Steven Vazquez

Palatine , IL
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Palatine, IL US 60067 (map)

PHONE

773-936-6548

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Highly 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... Read more
Highly 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.

BIO:


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 Read less
Ceremony Music

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Violin

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8/21/2009
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Steve played the guitar at our wedding ceremony in August 2009. From the moment we met, Steve was a professional, easy to work with, and very flexible. We enjoyed working with him and highly recommend him for your event.

When we first met, we gave him the theme (latin/bossa nova) and said we were open to suggestion. He was very knowledgeable and played a few sample songs for us so we could get on the same page. He sounded great despite playing in the parking lot of a Starbucks (our fault, not his). At the wedding, we received such great feedback on the music and everyone loved that it was a little different. I ended up walking in to a traditional Peruvian folk song, but you would have never guessed. Looking back, I wish we would have asked him to play during the cocktail hour.
Steve played the guitar at our wedding ceremony in August 2009. From the moment we met, Steve was a professional, easy to Read more...
Steve played the guitar at our wedding ceremony in August 2009. From the moment we met, Steve was a professional, easy to work with, and very flexible. We enjoyed working with him and highly recommend him for your event.

When we first met, we gave him the theme (latin/bossa nova) and said we were open to suggestion. He was very knowledgeable and played a few sample songs for us so we could get on the same page. He sounded great despite playing in the parking lot of a Starbucks (our fault, not his). At the wedding, we received such great feedback on the music and everyone loved that it was a little different. I ended up walking in to a traditional Peruvian folk song, but you would have never guessed. Looking back, I wish we would have asked him to play during the cocktail hour. Read less
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