James Bachman is an exceptional musician who performs for weddings and special events in and around Santa Barbara and Ventura, California. With his diverse musical knowledge and talents, he promises to deliver captivating music that will make your event unforgettable. James will gladly find music from his extensive collection that suits you or learn new music at your request.
James Bachman showed a passion for music at a very young age and has gained more than two decades of experience as a musician. He possesses a bachelor’s degree in music from California Polytechnic State University, where he performed and studied with some of the most reputable musicians around. Now, in addition to performing, James teaches guitar at Cal Poly and in his private studio.
James Bachman specializes in playing the lute, jazz guitar, and classical guitar. The performances he offers are solo guitar, a duet with two guitars, or a trio with percussion. If you’re looking for exceptional music for your wedding ceremony, vow renewal, anniversary, engagement party, or cocktail hour, James will provide with music that is sure to make your event exceed your expectations.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Anna · Married on 08/09/2014
Jim played solo guitar for an hour leading up to our ceremony and played the processional songs as well. The wedding was outdoors in a garden and the music was equally as beautiful as the surroundings. He arrived early and did a phenomenal job. We arranged everything remotely since it was a destination wedding and he more than surpassed our expectations. He was incredibly professional, very responsive on email and even helped us make our music selections. We would absolutely hire him again and recommend him to anyone requiring a guitarist.
kaci · Married on 08/02/2018
Jim was fantastic! He really brought a touch that took our ceremony/cocktail hour to the next level. The music really set the scene perfectly! I couldn’t have imagined it any other way! Would recommend him 10/10 times!
Quinlan · Married on 07/27/2018
Jim was one of the best vendors of our whole wedding. He is responsive, professional, goes above and beyond what is asked, and even learned a song that is not traditionally acoustic guitar for our ceremony! With the chaos of wedding planning, having a vendor as professional and dependable as Jim is invaluable.
It was a pleasure working on a recent wedding with James. Talented, professional, and kind. I would definitely refer him to future clients.