John Calverley Music

165-58st T5Y 0B4 Edmonton (Alberta) Map
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About John Calverley Music

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.

Experience

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.

Services offered

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.

  • Arrangements Instrumental duo, string trio, instrumental trio, orchestra, string quintet, instrumental solo, string quartet
  • Instruments Winds, guitar, violin, cello, viola, piano
  • Ceremony Music Starting Price C$ 200.00
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More information about John Calverley Music

  • Are you an agency or a band?
    Band
  • How many musicians are in your band?
    1-3
  • What genres of music does your band play?
    Jazz
    Country
    Acoustic
    Classical
    Blues
    Big band
    Swing
    Folk
    World
    Pop
    Orchestra
    Strings
    50s
  • What music services do you provide?
    Ceremony music
    Cocktail hour music
    Instrumentals
    Learning new songs
    Reception music
    Music during breaks
    Rehearsal dinner music
    Vocals
    Willing travel
  • What services do you provide?
    Ceremony music
    Cocktail hour music
    Instrumentals
    Learn new songs
    Microphones
    Reception music
    Music during breaks
    Rehearsal dinner music
    Sample performances
    Sound / PA system
    Vocals
  • What items are available?
    Microphones
    Sound PA
  • What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?
    C$ 1000
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package?
    C$ 350
  • What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?
    C$ 1000
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?
    Ceremony music
    Sound/ PA system
  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Ceremony music
    Sound PA

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16 Reviews for John Calverley Music


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Response time 4.9

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  • Christopher

    Christopher L. · Married on 26/03/2021

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    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

    Kelsey J. · Married on 05/07/2020

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    Wedding event

    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

    Angel M. · Married on 25/05/2020

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    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

    Janelle P. · Married on 09/09/2017

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    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.

    Highly recommended!

    Sent on 23/09/2017
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    Katherine B. · Married on 04/09/2020

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    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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