Jim Perona is a versatile Wheaton, Illinois-based guitarist with an impressive and varied resume. Passionate, professional and reliable, this talented musician has made a full-time career of performing at weddings, corporate parties, restaurants and private events. From Bach to the Beatles, Jim can arrange virtually any song for your upcoming wedding event.
Born into a musical family, Jim Perona began taking guitar lessons at age 11. In 2008, he graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance, studying under guitar expert Fareed Haque and receiving the 2009 Best World Guitarist award from Guitar Player Magazine. He received his classical guitar performance master’s degree in 2010 from the New England Conservatory. He has since performed at over 300 weddings, earning the "Couple's Choice Award" on WeddingWire every year since 2013.
Jim Perona provides solo instrumental guitar musical entertainment for weddings and other special events at an affordable rate. His repertoire spans over 500 years of music, including more recent pop hits. As a solo guitarist, his music is guaranteed to be portable and the right volume for your guests to enjoy. Event services offered include the following:
164 Reviews for Jim Perona
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Marissa C. · Getting married on 05/02/2022
The best music!
Music is VERY important to me!! Having music at my wedding needed to be perfect! I didn't even consider hiring anyone else but Jim! I have seen him play and he is the best of the best. I didn't worry about anything when I hired him, I knew my wedding would be perfect! He is a DREAM to work with! He went above and beyond my expectations. I didn't worry for a second about his music, I knew it would be fantastic. He made my ceremony so incredibly special! Everyone still talks about how amazing he was! I couldn't imagine anyone else playing and being a part of our special day! Thank you Jim for making our day so special!!!Sent on 05/25/2020
Tracy R. · Getting married on 07/07/2021
Jim Perona Amazing Guitarist!
Jim Perona did an amazing job performing at our wedding and reception! Not only was his music absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted, but he was a pleasure to work with! His communication was great! He was very responsive and offered great advice. He has a vast selection of music to suit all tastes and was willing to learn new songs as well! We couldn’t have been happier and many of our guests commented how much they enjoyed the music as well! We would highly recommend Jim to anyone looking for a guitarist. He’s the best!Sent on 09/03/2020
Emily S. · Married on 05/21/2021
Jim was amazing to work with for our ceremony music. He is so talented, but more importantly, such a nice guy! He was able to learn 3 new songs for us, and we even got to have a preview on Zoom before the big day so we could hear the music. We talked through the flow of the ceremony and he made us feel so comfortable. The music was absolutely beautiful and everything we wanted. We even got a recording of the songs to enjoy time and again. Thanks, Jim!Sent on 06/04/2021