Ceremonial / Cocktail Acts

We are proud to present the following acts for your event... they are available for cocktail and opening entertainment times, when setting the vibe for the event is crucial.  They are also available to provide music for wedding ceremonies... please scroll down and take the time to let us introduce them to you!


Lorna Emata Goodwin - Vocalist

Lorna Emata Goodwin is based in San Jose, California. She began singing at four and playing piano at seven years of age. She cherishes a rich upbringing touring with her musical siblings (two sisters and three brothers) as the Emata Family Entertainers.  Although Lorna has gone on to record and perform her originals on her solo releases, "Shadow of Your Wings" and "Still," she discovered a love of teaching piano at a young age and later began teaching voice.

Click on one of the links below to hear recorded samples of Lorna's vocals...
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Juli Alexander - Harpist

Although harp has always been associated with classical music, Juli Alexander's wide ranging repertoire includes Jazz Standards, Broadway Show Tunes, Movie Themes, New Age, Latin and Celtic music as well as Symphony Themes and Concertos. Juli's love lies in performing solo or in small ensembles where she can have the most contact with her audience. "I measure my success in the joy and wonder I see in the eyes of my audience."

Click on one of the links below to hear some of Juli's performances...
Sample 1 Sample 2 Sample 3


Jesse Charles - Solo Jazz Guitar and Jazz Trio

Nothing quite parallels the cool vibe of arriving at an event and seeing/hearing a live jazz guitarist playing soft background music while guests are arriving!  With over 30 years of performing experience, Jesse Charles is just the man for the job, and can provide both background music and vocals for wedding ceremonies.

Learn more about Jesse, his music and his Jazz Trio, and hear recorded samples of his music at the Jazz Solo/Trio Online Showcase... Click Here


Kaweh - Rumba Flamenca / Mediterranean / Latin

Kaweh (pronounced Ka-veh) was born in Germany where he spent his first seven years. Growing up in Europe, he was introduced to many types of music in various languages from all over the world. He spent 4 years living in the Middle East, immersing himself in the local culture, hence the Middle Eastern influence in his music.

Make your next event one to remember with the KAWEH Spanish Guitar duo, trio or the complete group. Click on the link below to hear recorded samples of Kaweh's live music...  Sample Demo


Don Balistreri - Solo Guitar and Guitar/Flute Duo

Don Balistreri has been performing professionally since 1984... his solo and ensemble performance styles range from Robert Johnson to Wes Montgomery, John Dowland to Antonio Carlos Jobim, solo to orchestral with nearly everything in between. Don has performed with the American Musical Theatre of San Jose, at Saratoga's Paul Masson Mountain Winery, Villa Montalvo and many other fine hotels and venues.

Click on the link below to hear recorded samples of Don's live music...
Sample Demo


The Alpiners USA - Accordion / Classic "Oom-pah"

Think "The Finest in European Traditional Music...", and add to that a prolific mix of evergreens and pop tunes from the 1940-1970s as well as some current tunes from the USA, and you will see where Alpiners USA got their name.  Whether you like to dance polka and ballroom or to evergreens from the 40s, 50s and 60s, or just relax, listen, and maybe sing along, you will be  pleasantly surprised and entertained by the tremendous variety in music.

Click on the links below to hear recorded samples of their live music...
Sample 1 Sample 2


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