Ryan Blotnick is a jazz guitarist who lives in New York City and spends summers in Maine. Last year he performed weekly at the Claremont in Southwest Harbor, Havana in Bar Harbor (both places were part of the Obama's visit), and was a headliner in the Bar Harbor Jazz Festival. He also played at a number of private events such as the rehearsal dinner for Ariana Rockefeller's wedding, and parties attended by Martha Stewart. His style incorporates his roots in jazz, rock, and classical music.
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Toni · Married on 10/07/2017
Best wedding decision we made
We first invited Ryan to play at our ceremony and cocktail hour after seeing positive reviews and talent he brought to past weddings. Ryan then responded if he could get some of his group to join us, he could pull together an amazing ceremony band. He did not have much videos or recordings available so we took the risk and agreed.... amazing is an understatement. Having Ryan was the best decision we made for our wedding! He played a little guitar jazz tone ceremony music, including "here comes the sun" for the processional and other covers and even set up all of our audio. For the reception, Ryan's band was more like a funk/soul concert! They played Michael Jackson, Ottis Redding, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, and Bill Withers, and they learned our first dance song from John Legend. They were so fun and enjoyed our wedding as much as we did and all of our guests and even other vendors at the wedding were dancing and saying it was the best wedding band they have ever heard. Ryan was very flexible and accommodating through the planning process and made our day so fun and special. I would absolutely recommend him and his group for your wedding music, it was the best decision we made.
Victoria · Married on 07/22/2017
Ryan played the music for our wedding ceremony. I would highly recommend him for his musical talent as well as his professionalism. We wanted someone with a non-cheesy sound who could improvise, as well a play a couple of key songs during the processional and recessional. Ryan was very easy to work with...he was open to ideas and collaborated with me to select two key songs that worked for the ceremony, improvising the rest, keeping in mind our musical taste. Ryan sounded great throughout the ceremony and was accommodating and accountable during our wedding day and during the planning process.
Mark · Married on 09/10/2010
Ryan was awesome!! He's one of those go with the flow guys. He was so flexible and easy to deal with. Plus he helped make our happy hour and wedding ceremony perfect. We couldn't have asked for better!!