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Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar

Wedding DJs and Entertainment
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Santa Cruz, California 95060

Contact: Eric Jarmie
Phone: 831/295-3417
www.ericjarmieguitar.com
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Service Area:

From the Central Coast to Northern California.


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Services Offered

Eric Jarmie specializes in the performance of Spanish flamenco and classical guitar music throughout the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. Clients often choose the elegance of Eric’s classical repertoire for the prelude and ceremony, and the more upbeat, festive sounds of flamenco to enliven the recessional and reception.

Demo CD, consultation and sound system available. Contact Eric for more information and to check on date availability.

Questions and Answers

What 3 words best describe your work?

Spanish guitar music.

Tell us about your company name.

My company name really emphasizes my specialty: Spanish classical and flamenco guitar music.

Why should someone hire you?

I have excellent communication skills, I am attentive to the needs of my clients, I am personable, I play BOTH classical and flamenco music, and I am a great guitar player!

What differentiates you from other guitar players?

One thing that differentiates me from others is that I can play classical music for the ceremony and upbeat flamenco music for the reception. I think this is one of the main reasons people hire me.

What drew you to this field/how did you get started?

I got started with Spanish guitar music because it is embedded in the cultural traditions of the area I grew up in (New Mexico).

What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work?

My sources of inspiration are the great masters of flamenco guitar: Paco de Lucia, Gerardo Nuñez, Vicente Amigo, and Tomatito.

What makes a wedding memorable for you?

When the bride and groom write their own vows and reveal their deepest feelings about themselves and each other in front of their friends, families, and loved ones.

What have weddings taught you?

Weddings have taught me to be attentive and to adjust to whatever the circumstances might be.

What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?

The best advice I can give a couple is to visualize the ceremony in real time for continuity and logistics: who does what, and when and where it happens.

If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?

To get everyone to relax!

What word best describes your personality?

I am easygoing!

What's your favorite book/movie/work of art?

I enjoy books written by Isabel Allende.

What's your favorite marriage advice?

Have compassion, empathy, and patience.

About This Company

Eric has been playing Spanish classical and flamenco guitar professionally for over thirty years throughout Northern California. He holds music degrees from UCSC and San Jose State, and has studied flamenco extensively in Spain. Formerly an accompanist for flamenco singers and dancers, he brings the authentic sound of traditional flamenco guitar, as well as the contemporary sound of his own compositions to his guitar work.

Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar Covers These Areas:

Northern California
  - East Bay
  - Monterey and Carmel
  - San Francisco
  - Santa Cruz
  - South Bay / San Jose
  - And other areas by special arrangement.

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Vendor Type { DJs and Entertainment }
Company Founded { 1987 }

Verified Reviews from Real Brides & Grooms

“We were so impressed by Eric’s music at our wedding. The location and his music filling the air made our wedding feel like a dream. It was perfect.”

“Eric set up early and greeted our guests as they arrived. He played for two hours straight through. His selection of music, style of playing, volume and demeanor were impeccable, and we couldn’t have asked for more.”

“From start to finish, Eric was easy to work with, and I highly recommend him for any event.”

“Eric arrived early to set up all of his equipment. When guests started arriving he was already gracing us with the sound of his guitar music. He was extremely prepared.”

“We were so happy that we found Eric Jarmie for our wedding. His beautiful music will always hit a heartstring with me as I replay the special moments of our wedding day.”

“He was very responsive to our questions, easy to work with, and the contract was very easy.”

“We had to do our wedding on a small budget, but the event felt fancy and upscale with the elegance Eric brought to the environment.”

“Each song was carefully chosen with lots of help from Eric. I was able to hear his music on his website, YouTube, and even a sample CD he gave us. It wasn’t hard to chose because we loved all of his music!”

“I would most definitely recommend Eric Jarmie to other couples for their weddings.”

“Eric was extremely helpful in planning for our event. I’ve never even planned a large party nevertheless a wedding. So he sort of walked us through the whole process.”

“The music that he played for the ceremony was exactly as we had discussed, and we let him choose the music to play during cocktail hour, and that was perfect as well.”

“The outdoor courtyard of the hotel had a Mediterranean feel, so his Spanish guitar was a perfect complement to the ambiance.”

“I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a guitarist for their wedding. It is the perfect accompaniment to a ceremony and cocktail hour.”

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