John Wayland Harr
I have had the privilege of providing music for MANY, MANY wineries, wine bars, cocktail parties, dinners, restaurants, concerts, and other public and private events in my career. I have been especially busy performing since moving to the Pacific NW in August 2008. I have played for events all throughout this region from Seattle to Eastern Washington, the Oregon Coast to the Columbia Gorge, Southern and Central Oregon, the Mt. Rainer area, etc. I have played at many different venues in this region including: Black Butte Ranch, Tiffany Center, Sentinel Hotel, Portland City Grill, Portland Hilton, RingSide Fish House, Surfsands Resort, Cave B Inn, Skamania Lodge, Crystal Mountain, Timberline Lodge, Portland Art Museum, Andina restaurant, many McMenamins locations, private residences, and many other locales. I have also served many corporate clients such as Sunset Porsche, KRUG Champagne, NIKE, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Otak Inc., Umpqua Bank, Macy's, Orvis, PCOGS, The Language Conservancy, and others.
My playing style and repertoire is largely influenced by my classical guitar and jazz studies, however, I play MUCH more than that. I also play pop, Spanish, Brazilian, South American, Baroque, original, and other styles as well. If you have specific songs/pieces you would like incorporated into your event or if you would like me to focus on a specific style of music please let me know. I am more than happy to learn them or to tailor the playlist to meet your wishes.
At my performances you can expect to hear nylon and steel string acoustic guitars. I primarily play solo instrumental guitar music, however, I also occasionally use a loop pedal which allows me to create the sound of a full band which can help keep the musical airwaves fresh and interesting. Just let me know what type of services (classical guitar, instrumental pop, jazz, etc.) you would like from me and I will gladly prepare the music you request. I also play in a guitar duo setting that plays primarily jazz. Having a duo has a different energy level and a fuller sound in general. Please let me know if you are interested in having me play in this format.
Thanks for your interest. I hope to hear from you!