From solo jazz or classical guitar to
jazz combos or larger dance bands, Jim Armstrong takes great pride in the quality and integrity of the music he produces today
as a soloist or with various combinations of talented and professional collaborators. With over three decades of experience
with rock concert acts, show bands and jazz groups he continues as a dedicated professional musician offering music in a variety
of combinations and styles.
Along with his work as a freelance guitarist
with small jazz groups or dance bands as well as with larger orchestras, in recent years he has worked diligently at perfecting
his skills as the perfect classical guitarist for wedding ceremonies. Playing romantic music on the guitar is a love of his
life and lends itself beautifully to many types of occasions.
is also an effortless transition to the cool sound of electric jazz guitar in the style of his influences, Wes Montgomery,
George Benson et al. which serves to complement almost any sophisticated and romantic setting such as fine dining, wedding
receptions, private house parties or any occasion that intrinsically is a celebration of life itself. The music can serve
as a most appropriate and beautiful soundtrack for your occasion.
Weathering forty years in the music business through a wide variety of musical situations and styles
have provided him with a most diverse repertoire and the ability to adapt to any situation or whim. Since his roots are in
blues and rock and roll, the classic pop and rock hits of the last 50 years are still in his heart and mind so when the occasion
calls for it, the more popular party dance music can be provided as well. And if a piece of music is not in his repertoire
the chances are good that it can be easily acquired.
plays an Ibanez GB-10 arch top electric and a Takamine CP-132SC electric/acoustic nylon-string classical. He uses a Roland
GR-09 or 33 guitar synthesizer and for solo engagements a Roland RC-20 Loop Station and R-70 Rhythm Composer for sequenced
bass and drums. Complete PA system and lighting for large or small accommodations. He also specializes in wedding engagements
with battery-powered equipment for outdoor (classical guitar) ceremonies.