JF Guitar has an elegant sound and knowledge of a number of styles, notably Jazz, Flamenco, Latin and African music. For a relaxed and sensitive performance on the Spanish guitar, J F Guitar plays a wide repertoire.
J F Guitar's Biography
Line up: Solo Guitarist
* Relaxed and sensitive music on guitar perfect for an unobtrusive backdrop
* Many styles covered from Jazz Flamenco & African Music to Popular and Soul
* J F Guitar has played around the world and for many clients and events
* Requests learnt FREE of charge with ample notice
* Fully self contained with small PA
* Available in the London South East Midlands and North of England
London-based guitarist J F Guitar has performed all around the world. He has gained knowledge of a number of styles notably Jazz Flamenco Latin and African music.
For a relaxed and sensitive performance J F Guitar plays a wide repertoire for your special event wedding reception or conference.
J F Guitar's strength is to play popular melodies on the classical guitar that you will recognise and enjoy listening to. He makes sure he captures the mood of the event and keeps his music firmly in the background not playing too loud as to interrupt your flow of conversation.
His versatility is demonstrated by the variety of his set- he could start with the classical theme Romanza follow with the jazz standard All The Things You Are then perform the pop-classic Time After Time and go on with the Latin hit Mas Que Nada…
If you’d like to request a particular piece to be played at your event J F Guitar will be happy to learn it. J F Guitar also has a great ear for a melody and can often improvise a great version of a tune if you ask him on the night as long as he’s heard it before!
J F Guitar is an in-demand guitarist on the London music scene, performing in a wide range of groups, from Flamenco group El Aire, funk band Bassistry, Indian trio Nirakar to Zimbabwean group Harare.
He recently performed at the Roots festival in Amsterdam, the Diaspora Festival in Senegal and Territorios Festival in Seville.
He’s arranged and directed music for live BBC Radio broadcasts, and performed on all the major BBC national radio stations.
He is also a busy teacher, employed as resident guitar teacher at the renowned Arts Ed school in Chiswick.
J F Guitar's Set List / Repertoire
Jazz: All The Things You Are, Summertime, Fly Me To The Moon, Lush Life, Take Five, All of Me, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Sunny, Nuages, All Blues, Ain't Misbehavin', Love For Sale, Lullaby of Birdland
Beatles: Blackbird, Here Comes The Sun, Norwegian Wood, Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, With A Little Help From My Friends, Here There and Everywhere, Across the Universe, And I Love Her, Michelle, Yesterday, In My Life, Because
Popular: Light My Fire, Redemption Song, Time After Time, Every Breath You Take, Sultans of Swing, Kiss From A Rose, Losing My Religion, On Broadway, You Are Not Alone, There She Goes, Wuthering Heights, Fragile, Hotel California, Hey Mr Tambourine Man, Heart of Glass
Soul: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Heard it Through the Grapevine, Ain’t No Sunshine, Sweet Love, Whiter Shade of Pale, Green Onions, I Can See Clearly Now, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Brown Eyed Girl
Ballads: What a Wonderful World, Jealous Guy, Wicked Game, Against All Odds, As Time Goes By, Cry Me A River, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Misty, Songbird, More Than This, Love of my Life
Burt Bacharach: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, Walk On By, I Say a Little Prayer, This Guy's In Love With You
Abba: Chiquitita, Thank You For The Music, Waterloo, Winner Takes It All, Fernando
Folk: May You Never, Fairytale of New York, Skye Boat song, Irish Rover, Moonlight Shadow
Latin: The Girl From Ipanema, Quizas Quizas Quizas, Mas Que Nada, Besame Mucho, Oye Como Va, Chan Chan (Buena Vista Social Club), One Note Samba
African: Pata Pata, Malaika, Something Inside So Strong, Nkosi Sikelel, Mannenberg
Flamenco: Solea, Tangos, Rumba, Bulerias, Fandangos, Sevillanas, "Tres notas para decir te quiero"
Film Music: Romanza (Jeux Interdits), Cavatina (The Deer Hunter), Jean de Florette theme (used for Stella Artois), The Sounds of Silence (The Graduate), Memories of the Alhambra (The Killing Fields), Lara's Theme (Dr Zhivago), Walking in the Air (The Snowman), Goldfinger, My Favourite Things
Bollywood: Kabhi Kabhi, Kal Ho Na Ho, Tere Mast Mast Do Nain, Hoton Se Chulo Tum, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha, Neele Gagan Ke Tale
Classical: Ode To Joy, Pachelbel's Canon in D Major, Well Tempered Clavier, Greensleeves, The Blue Danube (Waltz by Strauss), Classical Gas
Other 60s/70s: All Along The Watchtower, Blowin' in the Wind, Life On Mars, The Wind Cries Mary, California Dreamin', Paint It Black, Sad Lisa
French melodies: La Vie En Rose, La Javanaise (Gainsbourg), Les Moulins de Mon Coeur, Paris s'eveille, Les Feuilles Mortes, Petite Marie, Comme d'habitude, La Valse a Mille Temps (Brel), Dans L'Eau De La Claire Fontaine, Jeanne (Brassens)
Christmas Songs: The First Noel; It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year; We Three Kings; We Wish You a Merry Christmas; Good King Wenceslas; White Christmas; Silent Night.