Johnny McIvor - Latin Jazz Guitarist

This guitarist plays classical, Spanish, Latin and jazz guitar and has performed professionally since 2001, currently playing at around 60 events a year including venues such as The Royal Crescent, Orchardleigh Manor House, The Bath Spa Hotel and The Theatre Royal. 

Available as a solo Classical and traditional Spanish guitarist to add a touch of romance and charm to any event. Perfect for a wedding ceremony or any event where this delicate music creates a beautiful and intimate atmosphere. Featuring music such as Sor, Tarrega, Coste, Carulli, Albeniz and many more.

Also available as a solo Latin or Jazz guitarist or as part of a duo, trio or quartet adding double bass, piano and drums as needed. The music will blend swinging beats, bossa nova and ballads with the best known jazz standards by the greatest composers such as Gershwin, Porter, Ellington and many more.

As a solo guitarist or as part a band, jazz is perfect for background music to add a touch of class and fun to your event. This will usually be a mix of swing, ballads and bossa nova (Latin style) music by songwriters including Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and made famous by artists such as Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

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Johnny McIvor - Latin Jazz Guitarist Repertoire


  • Have you met miss Jones
  • All the things you are
  • Summertime
  • Autumn Leaves
  • All of me
  • Our Love is here to stay
  • Take the A train
  • In a mellow tone
  • Love for sale
  • Night train
  • Days of wine and roses
  • Do nothing till you hear from me
  • God Bless this Child
  • I got rhythm

Latin guitar can also be played solo or as part of a group, and can mix traditional South American style music with Bossa nova jazz standards

  • Girl from Ipanema
  • One note samba
  • Mas que nada
  • Wave
  • Danza Brasilera
  • How insensitive
  • Black Orpheus

Plus much more including some light Flamenco…

Classical & Spanish
Solo classical guitar can add a real sense of romance to your event, and is ideal for a wedding ceremony, or as background music during any reception.

  • Spanish Romance
  • Dedicatoria
  • Cavatina
  • Lagrima
  • Adelita
  • Scherzino Mexicana
  • Salut d’amour
  • Torre Bermeja
  • El testament
  • A light selection of Bach including Prelude in D (Cello suite no. 1)
  • Plus much more including music by Sor, Tarrega, Coste, Carulli and Albeniz

Johnny McIvor - Latin Jazz Guitarist Feedback

John was very quick to respond to my enquiry about playing at our wedding in The Cotswolds in July 2014. He was also very accommodating re my musical requests. He played very well for us on the night - a 40 minute slot with a mixture of Spanish and classical. Would thoroughly recommend John.

Tony Lodge, Kingscote Barn, Wedding (June, 2015)

Really pleased with the music for our wedding. Just what we wanted. thank you so much JD!

Peter & Nancy Smythe, The Priory, Bath, Wedding (August, 2015)

John, Thank you for the lovely guitar playing at our ten year party.

Sally Hindle, Dauntsey Park House, (February, 2016)

John played for us at our garden party 2 weeks ago and was fabulous! Just what we wanted - thank you very much for the music. We will be calling you again next year.

Mr P Retax, Private party (Wiltshire), Garden party (February, 2016)

Thank you for playing at The GP Awards Event. I received feedback from people on the tables that the music was just right, Created a lovely ambiance. Best wishes

Julie Jackson c/o Carer Support Wiltshire, Devizes Town Hall, The GP Awards Event (May, 2016)

John played at our wedding , my guests loved his playing so lovely to make my day special BIG thumbs up , Thank you John :-D

Jan Heaton, Bailbrook House, Larkhall, Wedding (July, 2016)

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding - really made our ceremony very special.

Ms S Brown, The Manor House, Castle Combe, Wedding (September, 2016)

Wonderful music John, thank you for playing at our birthday party.

Mr J Myles, Private party (Somerset), Birthday (December, 2016)

Just to say thank you very much for playing for is at our wedding at the Chase Hotel absolutely brilliant. Everyone enjoyed it! Thanks John would recommend you to everybody and definitely have you for future events. Kind regards.

David Brown, Chase Hotel, Gloucester, Wedding (March, 2017)

Played at our Dad's 50th birthday party. John was very friendly and easy to book and included our requested song (May You Never by John Martyn) in his set which my dad was very happy with!

Mrs L Trims, Brympton House, Yeovil, Birthday (July, 2017)

Thank you for playing at our wedding last weekend. It really made our ceremony great and everyone said how much they like your playing at the reception.

Rhona & Ben Smith, Homewood Park, Bath, Wedding (July, 2017)

Superb music! Highly recommended.

Mrs Leanne Cottonblanche, Assembly rooms,Bath, (August, 2017)

Thank you for playing at our wedding . Your music was superb!

Mr & Ms Redbridge, Priston Mill, Wedding Reception (September, 2017)

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