I play solo acoustic guitar - with or without vocals - perfect for Ceremomies, Cocktail Hours and laid-back receptions. I have instrumental arrangements of scores of songs, including:
• Standard Wedding Classical Repertoire
• Beatles, Sinatra, and other classic pop
• Jazz Standards & Great American Songbook
• More current popular wedding songs from artists like Train, Ed Sheeran, Norah Jones
In addition to extensive experience for country clubs, weddings, and business events, I have been a regular at such fine establishments as Laporta's and Bistro Royal in Old Town Alexandria, Sala Thai in Bethesda MD, and Creighton Farms in Aldie, VA.
I am also the bandleader of Potomac Jazz Project, which is why that group is mentioned in some of my reviews.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Billy · Married on 09/23/2017
Stan is a consummate professional and a highly skilled musician. He performed solo classical guitar at my wedding, both the service and the cocktail hour and my wife and I could not have been more pleased. There were also many compliments from the guests. Highly recommended!Sent on 02/09/2018
Beth hulburt · Married on 03/23/2019
hire this guy
So glad he was available for our wedding! He was hired with short notice, very professional, made great suggestions, played lovely music. Our guests commented on how much they enjoyed it. Thank you!Sent on 04/10/2019
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Ellie Sexton · Married on 02/22/2019
Best wedding musician!
Stan just really set the tone for our entire wedding. He's such an amazing musician, it was absolutely magical to walk down the aisle with my father with Stan's beautiful guitar accompanying us. The transition between each room, from ceremony to the cocktail, felt so effortless with Stan.Sent on 03/08/2019
With the craziness of the day of our wedding, we didn't have to worry a thing with Stan, he was there way earlier to set himself up and was ready to go way in advance. Our ceremony started later than planned and the cocktail hour went long, but he was so gracious and nice to play through it all!!
Our speaker we were going to use for the reception broke 3 days before the wedding, and Stan was there to save the day for us with his speaker!
We absolute recommend hiring Stan Hamrick for any events big and small, he's just such a joy to be around, so easy to work with, the level of professionalism is excellent (as a bride planning a wedding from a far, he was very quick and responsive which helped ease the process). His musicianship is off the chart with wide range of repertoire! He really set the tone and the mood for our wedding, and would definitely invite him again for any other events!!
We have had the pleasure of working with Potomac Jazz Project. Working with groups of musicians can be difficult sometimes, but the gentlemen in this quartet were some of the nicest people you could meet. Some musicians have a bad reputation that they take over spaces, move things around and can be surly. That is not Potomac Jazz Project. Now, to their playlist, you couldn't ask for a better variety of setting the mood and playing to the crowd. Smiles on their faces while they were playing, you knew the performers were having a great time and that radiated to the crowd. We're happy to recommend Potomac Jazz Project to our clients who are looking for live musicians to play at their event.