Jarrett Laskey is a classically trained professional musician performing a repertoire of Spanish/Latin guitar music, standard classical music favorites, and contemporary arrangements. The elegant sound of Jarrett's classical guitar music has created the perfect ambience in hundreds of events over the past few years in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Jarrett has provided a versatile playlist for a variety of social events located in finer hotels, national landmarks, historic mansions, country clubs, vineyards, and art galleries. His collaborations with vocalists, string quartets, cellists, and other guitarists has given him a broad background to accommodate your needs.
Before earning a BFA in Music Performance at Carnegie Mellon University, Jarrett was studying privately with local VA university professors Larry Snitzler, and Berta Rojas, and participating in Master classes with esteemed musicians Jesus Silva, Angel Romero, and Pepe Romero, to fine-tune his quality sound.
Jarrett provides music for a number of social events including:
Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions | Rehearsal Dinners | Brunches | Private Parties | Business Functions
Four hours of material available. He can perform at your event with as little as 24 hours notice!
Jarrett has played at a number of popular event venues in the area including:
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Mount Vernon Estate
Four Seasons Hotel- Georgetown
U.S. Naval Academy Chapel
GW Masonic Temple
Top Of The Town Restaurant
Udvar Hazy-Smithsonian Museum
Belle Haven Country Club
Westwood Country Club
River Creek Club
Barn at Falling Water
Cove Point Lighthouse
Yes. I use a 300 watt amplifier that will enhance the sound to provide either a discreet background or louder ambiance for large indoor enclosures/crowds. Outdoor settings can also be covered with the amplifier.
Yes, I have worked with a number of vocalists and instrumentalists such as violin, guitar, cello, etc as needed.
Yes. I am very open to learn any new piece you may want to hear if it's not already in my repertoire. I ask for at least 30 days' notice. I have accommodated special requests from classical music to popular music pieces and even movie themes for brides.
I bring my amplifier and music stand, so I will just need to have an armless chair, and relative close proximity to a source of electricity.
Yes. I will assist in planning the ceremony music and cocktail hour with you. I can walk you through the various selections of the typical wedding ceremony and make musical suggestions for each phase.
Yes, I provide up to 30 minutes of prelude music as guests are arriving prior to the wedding ceremony, as part of my wedding package.
I don't charge for travel if the performance location is within a 25-mile radius of my home. If your event is taking place outside this range, a travel fee will be added to your estimate.
I will wear either a dark suit or black tuxedo for your event at your discretion. Typically the tuxedo is only requested for events occurring after dark.
Yes. A list of references from past performances is available upon request.
Send me a message and I will answer any questions you have.