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I live in Nassau County, Long Island NY. I play the cello and perform classical music, pop music, jazz, film, oldies, classic rock, r&b and contemporary for weddings, corporate events, charities, concerts, engagements, proposals, studio recordings, birthdays, anniversaries, and more. I've been playing professionally for almost 10 years, and I have tons of experience to make sure your event or concert feel just right. I'm also a recording artist with an in home studio. Music is my life and I love to share my passion!

Listen and watch my work here!

www.cellistja.com/recordings

www.instagram.com/james.acampora

https://www.youtube.com/@cellistja7628

Packages I offer: (In order of popularity)

Cello Solo (Using backing tracks if needed)

Cello + Guitar

Cello + Harp

Cello + Piano

Cello + Piano + Vocalist

Violin Solo

Cello and Violin Duet

String Trio

String Quartet

DJ

***I can perform each part of the event with these groups, or have each musician play a different part of the event. I can make recommendations based on the length and style of the event. Please let me know if you have any questions!

All musicians are amplified with a speaker system. I do not need electricity on site. I am fully insured and can provide a Certificate of Insurance with the venue. I do not provide microphones.

Booking Process:

My booking process is very simple, and I am very easy to reach!

First I will discuss what music groups we need and check musician availability. I adjust my pricing according to distance of venue, time spent performing, size of group, instruments (larger instruments like harp and piano take more time to transport) and amount of material learned. (some pieces may need rehearsal beforehand, however this isn't common). You don't need to know your song requests immediately! At least a month ahead of time is ideal.

Once we have an idea of what music is needed, I will then need the info below to write a contract. The contract contains the info to send me a down payment. Once I receive the down payment, I will keep in touch with you leading up to your event! I would love to schedule a phone call if you have the time!

Date of Event:

Names of couple, or contact name:

Venue Address:

Guest Arrival Time:

Phone Number:

Email:

Where I have performed:

Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Midtown Rooftop, Vanderbilt Museum, The Pool NYC, The Vessel Huntington Yards, Tilles Center, Staller Center, Gateway Playhouse, Gurney's, Oheka Castle, Greenspace NYC, Governors Island, Gelsey Kirkland School, Queens Botanical Garden, Bronx Botanical, Brooklyn Botanical, Bourne Mansion, Glen Cove Mansion, Oyster Bay Mansion, The Swan Club, Crescent Beach Club, Seawanhaka Country Club, Water's Edge, The Larkfield, Georgio's, Sole East Resort, Eagles Nest, Oxygen Villa - Costa Rica, Sands Resort, The Legacy Castle, The Fox Hollow, Sayville Mansion, Columbia Club, Cosmopolitan Club, Central Park NYC, Bryant Park, Silvana, Rockwood Music Hall, Cove City Sound Studios, Invite Only Studios, Washington Square Park, One World Trade Center, Museum of Modern Art.

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$200

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$450

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Sample Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Guitar
Saxophone
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
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James, a cellist, received high praise from multiple reviewers for his talent and professionalism at weddings. He was described as creating a beautiful soundtrack and adding a special touch to the day. James was commended for his flexibility, accommodation of requests, and ability to play well-known songs on the cello. Guests were in awe of his performance and appreciated his contribution to the ceremony and cocktail hour. Reviewers highly recommend hiring James for wedding events.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

James, a cellist, received high praise from multiple reviewers for his talent and professionalism at weddings. He was described as creating a beautiful soundtrack and adding a special touch to the day. James was commended for his flexibility, accommodation of requests, and ability to play well-known songs on the cello. Guests were in awe of his performance and appreciated his contribution to the ceremony and cocktail hour. Reviewers highly recommend hiring James for wedding events.

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Mahsa N. Sent on 11/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most talented cello player I've ever seen!

James is extremely talented and we were so honored to have him as part of our wedding! He made the day that much more special for us and created the most beautiful soundtrack for our special day. He went above and beyond and was very professional throughout the process! We were honored to have him there and our guests could not stop talking about how amazing he is!
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Noel K. Sent on 10/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

James was great. He was polite, helpful, dressed appropriately, showed up early and helped me find another musician to play with him.

James made the experience easy and stress free. So grateful!
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Jose M. Sent on 10/26/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!

James arrived to our wedding on time, was very professional and DID HIS THING ON THE CELLO!!! Having James be part of our special day was such a great choice. Definitely going to refer him to family and friends!
- Jose M
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