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Guitarist, Duo, Trio or Quartet for your wedding, corporate event, private party or any occasion!
Perry Lofgren plays a mixture of jazz standards, Latin all on the Spanish guitar or on his jazz guitar depending on clients preferences. Perry will bring a full PA system and a wireless microphone for use during your special presentations,or for a prerecorded dance set.
The musicians in his band are the finest in South Florida.
Perry has performed with such jazz and entertainment greats as Maynard Ferguson, Billy Eckstein, Jack Jones, Robert Goulet, Steve Allen, Bob Hope and Sid Ceasar. He has also performed at functions for Governor Jeb Bush and President Bill Clinton at Congressman Peter Deutsch's election campaign. Perry performs not only solo guitar, but also plays in groups ranging in size from duos,trios to big band.
Perry plays mostly in West Palm Beach, Miami and Naples. Fort Lauderdale is his home base.
Liner Notes for Per Lofgren's SO NICE
by Dr. Chuck Berg 1995
In an age when cacophony and chaos too often pass for art, it's a pleasure to encounter the warm, acoustic improvisations of guitarist Per Lofgren, a young master whose genuine sounds-of-surprise dance with subtly swinging artistry. Though obviously familiar with the work of jazz guitar greats Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery, it's legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans who is Lofgren's constant source of inspiration. Like other Evans-influenced players such as Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett, Per's lithe improvisations flow with a lyrical finesse that connects with music fans regardless of genre. His phrasing, also like Evans', breathes. Here, that melodic appeal is enhanced by an adroitly selected repertory of favorites from the pens of such giants of the jazz-nuanced popular song as Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane. Now and then he will throw in some flamenco inspired sounds.
That is further embellished by the mellow sound of Per's custom made Spanish guitar.
Message from Perry:
For the last 10 to 15 years I have played many functions using background tracks and computer generated backgrounds. This is quite all right in certain situations. However; Arts and entertainment goes hand in hand. I have noticed when the music is produced by real musicians the memory of the event and importance of the function is enhanced. Imagine a smooth jazz guitar, double bass and a real drummer. It's easy to do. Can you hear a saxophone player and a piano player tickling the ivories?
If you want your event to stand out in your guests' memory, book live musicians.
I will bring a full PA system if you would like to have a dance set, "DJ style", with your favorite songs. That is easy to accommodate.
Perry, after some really nasty winters in his beloved Stockholm, Sweden, gave up and got a one-way ticket to gorgeous Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, where he lives happily ever after with his wife and two children.