Add a touch of class to your event with guitar music by Chris Vasi. Jazz standards, Cuban and Brazilian tunes, Popular favorites (Louis Armstrong, Beatles, Stevie Wonder), Holiday tunes, fingerstyle instrumentals, light Classical. Perfect for receptions, dinners, parties. Would you like Solo guitar, or a Duo (with upright bass), or a Trio (guitar/bass/drums). A consummate professional with a degree in music and over 20 years experience playing all kinds of events, Chris knows how to tailor a performance to fit the occasion.
Chris Vasi brings an easygoing virtuosity to his performances. His mastery of the guitar is the result of decades of musical obsession, study, and playing experiences. Chris is fluent in a variety of styles, including modern and vintage jazz, rock, funk, blues, and world music. He has recorded 12 CDs over the years, and played over a
thousand gigs from Canada to Florida, including clubs, colleges, and receptions. Vasi holds a bachelor’s degree in Music. His original compositions have been played by the Jazz Composers Alliance and his music has appeared in Guitar Player magazine. CDs include Moon Over Mars (solo acoustic instrumentals) and Vesuvius (jazz quartet).
Chris is available to perform in a number of different settings including solo, duo and trio.
The Vasi Jazz Duo adds just the right touch to any sophisticated upscale event as well as more intimate and
smaller venues. Guitar and upright bass combine for soulful, energetic jazz standards (modern and vintage) and
Cuban and Brazilian songs. A guitar/percussion duo is also available.
Chris Vasi as a solo guitarist draws from an impressive range of material, and plays a self-contained style often
keeping chords, bass line, and melody going simultaneously. Jazz solos (Joe Pass-style), reinterpretations of popular favorites, sweet bossa nova melodies, and inspired originals are all in the mix.
One thing that hasn’t changed over the decades is that people love to hear great guitar playing, and Mr. Vasi delivers!
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User2156928 · 2+ years ago
My maid of honor found Chris Vasi for me on craigslist. We were doing low-budget music (sound system and iPod) for our wedding music - but I wanted something a bit more personal for our pre-ceremony and ceremony music. I had in mind a romantic acoustic guitar. Chris is exactly what I wanted.
He plays beautifully. He suggested some songs (I used The Beatles - Blackbird for the bridal party procession)...and he laughed but didn't seem fazed when I asked him for a really obscure song for my entrance. He learned it and it was beautiful as I walked in. I gave him free reign on the pre-ceremony music, but from what I understand from everyone, he did that well, also.
I definitely recommend contacting him if you're looking for a guitarist for your event.