John P. Martinez “Guitarist Extraordinaire” — based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico and serving clients in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe regions — is a musician who specializes in classical and contemporary guitar-playing for wedding events. John is very versatile in his playing and can accommodate your music desires. John also knows plenty of classic hits by The Beatles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, James Taylor, Garth Brooks, and Keith Urban.
John P. Martinez “Guitarist Extraordinaire” has plenty of musical experience, having graduated from the University of New Mexico as a classical guitar performance graduate in 1986 and from the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in 1987. John also boasts numerous notable performances, including the Tennessee Inaugural Ball in 1998 for Bill Clinton’s second Inauguration as well as TV, radio, night clubs, hotels, private parties, weddings and receptions, arts and crafts fairs, art gallery openings, business functions, and many other performances.
John P. Martinez “Guitarist Extraordinaire” offers services for wedding ceremonies as well as for cocktail hours and receptions. John specializes in instrumental music but can also perform with vocals. John can learn new songs, will play music during breaks, and offers sample performances.
35 Reviews for John P. Martinez Guitarist Extraordinaire
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Emily Perry · Getting married on 10/01/2021
John is a must hire!
I hired John to play for my mother's 93rd birthday during the dinner hour at her Assisted Living home in Santa Fe, NM. John communicated with me along the way, asked what songs we liked, and arrived in plenty of time to set up, and start on time. He played some of her favorite songs that she loved. The response was fabulous. All remarked on how good John was, his guitar playing, song variety, and voice. In fact, I got another referral from him. John is a must hire! I will hire him again!Sent on 03/12/2020
John P. Martinez Guitarist Extraordinaire's reply:Dear Emily
John Pruitt · Getting married on 05/30/2021
Absolutely Enjoyable. Super Experience
I had seen John at a local spot, took his card and later called him up to perform at small and very special family reunion. Man did he land it- spot on for our gathering. His music selection was as if tailored-made for our group. Recommend highly. Man am I glad it was John. A DJ for me is way too passe when I now know, nothing beats live. Not to mention all the love from the family showered on me for making this decision. Thanks, Mr. Martinez. Hope to see you again sometime.Sent on 09/09/2019
John P. Martinez Guitarist Extraordinaire's reply:Wow that's one serious review. You know I was worried about this gig because it was rainy and other things but it sure was a lot of fun and I'm glad you guys enjoyed the music and thank you for the fantastic review see you soon. John Martinez
Brady Gartman · Married on 01/12/2020
Guitarist Extraordinaire Indeed!
John was an excellent choice for our event! He communicated well, maintained flexibility throughout our planning process, showed up on time, and was very professional at the event. He was a key component of our evening, and many guests complemented the atmosphere he created. The diversity of his repertoire and his willingness to adapt to the crowd was a standout strength. As far as one-man acts go, you cannot go wrong booking Mr. Martinez!Sent on 01/08/2020
John P. Martinez Guitarist Extraordinaire's reply:Hey Brady you're the man this is a great review and I love it. You know I had a blast playing for your group and I'm really appreciative that you found the music and the performance to your satisfaction. I'm actually getting an inquiry to play for another event from your party. Wow a repeat gig how cool is that? Have a happy New Year and thanks again for the great review. Sincerely, John Martinez