Private Event, Concerts and Wedding Music 


Dan and his colleagues provide music and ambience for private and public events and venues, including concerts, wedding ceremonies, drinks and cocktail hours and receptions, wine tasting, chateaux, restaurants, parties, art-galleries, house concerts and funerals.
Dan performs solo classical guitar or with an ensemble featuring various instrumentation, including violin and guitar duo, jazz guitar duo, guitar, violin, saxophone/accordion trio, instrumental jazz quartet and The Dottie Bart jazz quartet. For more information see the group/ensemble page.



Classical Concert Specifics


As an exquisite and natural performer, Dan has been sharing his music with audiences for more than twenty-five years. The stage is like his second home and he comfortably brings his audiences into his musical world.

Dan typically plays solo concerts on his classical guitar, interspersing traditional Spanish and Latin American styles with jazz styles. He also has under his fingers most of the traditional classical guitar concert repertoire. (Repertoire link) If you have any requests - please ask! As a postgraduate student Dan studied and transcribed music from the 17th century, for the baroque guitar. He owns a replica baroque guitar and will also happily share this music with you.

A typical concert would consist of a 45 minute first half, interval and then a slightly shorter second half. He plays mostly evening concerts and occasionally plays concerts on a lovely sunny summers afternoon. He can also offer an afternoon workshop followed by an evening concert, if required. Dan is bi-ligual, so is happy to present in French, English or both depending on the audience. Part of Dan's charm is his chatty style. He readily and enthusiastically informs the audience about the music or the instruments or both.

Occasionally Dan performs concerts with visiting friends, teachers or other musicians; duo, trios, quartets of varying instruments, all being high-class performers.

Dan's concerts are not to be missed! 



Wedding Specifics 



It is customary at weddings for the music to begin 15-30 minutes before the cremony starts to help set the mood for your arriving guests. The length of the 'prelude' music depends on your preference and normally directly corresponds to how many guests are attending. More guests = more time to get everyone seated and ready and then to wait for the bride! When playing acoustically, the musician(s) will arrive at least 15 minutes before the prelude is scheduled to begin, if we are amplifying at least 30 minutes before.

Normally the bride and groom chose a favourite piece of music for the bride's entrance and also something special to them for the recessional (when the bride and groom walk back down the aisle). After the recessional the musician(s) usually play a short postlude (1-2 pieces) to provide a smooth transition into the drinks reception, or photographs. We may be asked to relocate for the reception, unless another band has been booked.
For events in the sunshine, musicians require shade (canopy, umbrella, tree etc) to protect the instruments and themselves.



Choosing Music 

 If the client wishes to make their own music selection, my repertoire page lists popular wedding and event music currently in my repertoire.

For weddings it is usual for the bride and groom to chose favourite music for the processional and recessional and I am happy to help with any part of the music selection process. I can also arrange a selection, if you prefer not to and will work with your requests and preferences. I can arrange almost any chosen music for solo guitar, if this is your preference at a small additional cost.



 Interested in learning more?

Email me at or the contact form. Please indicate your event location, date and booking timeframe (or estimate). From there we can discuss availability, ensemble choices, music selection and a quote for the specifics of your event.



I look forward to helping make your event a success. 






Dan Jones

Guitarist, composer, teacher

La Croix de Barillon, 24400, St Laurent des Hommes, France.

0033 (0)553 81 03 85