John Calverley is a professional violinist, composer and educator based out of Edmonton. This performer specializes in special requests and offers several different ensemble options. He loves working with the prospective newlyweds so they receive exactly what they imagine.
He plays everything from opera and orcherstral to jazz and country. Not only does he have a bachelor of music, he also has experience as music director for Vinok Worldance. This position has enabled him to perform a wide range of traditional styles from many different cultures. He is passionate about performing and enjoys playing improvisational musical forms as a founding member of the Gypsy-Jazz group, the Felt Hat String Band. In addition, he has competed at a national level for old-time fiddling.
John Calverley is flexible and open to suiting the preferences of the couple. He is available for the typical instrumental solo, duo, trio or quartet, to bigger ensembles or even an orchestra for ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, during breaks, rehearsal dinners etc.
The future newlyweds have several ensemble options which can include guitar, violin, cello, viola, harp and piano. They can also take advantage of the ability to request songs. He can provide any sound equipment that is required.
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Christopher L. · Married on 26/03/2021
5th Wedding Anniversary
John was extremely friendly and professional. We hired him to play for us during a private dinner at our home on our 5th wedding anniversary. We would definitely recommend his services to anyone. Thank you again for the beautiful evening and fantastic memories.Sent on 27/03/2021
Kelsey J. · Married on 05/07/2020
John was very responsive per communication, he was kind enough to learn a song we chose for our ceremony and it sounded just beautiful. we chose a duet - guitar and violin and this was such a treat! Beautiful. I would highly recommend him and won't hesitate recommending him to my family members. :)Sent on 06/07/2020
Angel M. · Married on 25/05/2020
Definitely worth having
Having the quartet in our reception just livened up the vive and the atmosphere of our wedding. A lot of our guest enjoyed listening to the live music and just the overall ambiance the quartet brings. Some guest even said they had the WOW factor coming in to the reception after hearing the quartet played. John is very responsive and easy to communicate with. He will try his best to accommodate your needs and he's been very understanding throughout this covid situation. It's a pricey to have them but definitely worth it. I definitely recommend having them in your wedding.Sent on 23/09/2020
Janelle P. · Married on 09/09/2017
John played the music for our wedding ceremony and he was amazing. I was actually running late that day and I am thankful that his music kept the people waiting entertained. He is very professional. We actually let him choose the songs to play as we know that he knows better and he recommended songs that has strong melodies as he will be playing solo. We couldn't be happier that we picked him.Sent on 23/09/2017
Katherine B. · Married on 04/09/2020
Mini-Symphony under the Sky
We hired John Calverley to create a Symphony under the Sky for my moms birthday. They customized the music to my moms favourite, and even learnt a new piece of music for the event. We hired the quartet, upon the recommendation of John, which allowed for more of the symphony sound. He was right! The sound was amazing, and we had a great time!
Thanks again John to you and the Quartet! Our evening was so special!Sent on 06/09/2020
John Calverley Music's reply:Our absolute pleasure! A truly beautiful evening. Thanks for inviting us to share in the celebration.
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