Virtuoso jazz guitarist Bill Murphy in the San Francisco Bay Area

Following the styles of the masters:    
* Solo jazz guitar, to warm your event or party with sophisticated sounds   
* Duets with great jazz bassists, vocalists or horn players - smooth backgrounds
* Jazz trios with drums and bass to fill the room with energy
Contact me at bill@billmurphymusic.com
Here is my solo guitar sound, on "Our Love is Here to Stay" 

Warm your space with mellow jazz guitar sounds...
virtuoso in the San Francisco Bay Area performing classy and chill backgrounds for wineries, parties, clubs and special events.

A quiet ambience that respects guest conversations.

"Your Very Own Theme Music Written Right Here, Right Now, Just Ask..." 
April 27 thru April 30
Saguaro Man festival, Snowflake, Arizona
This is an interative art project where a passerby stops and talks with me about their life, their dreams and demons.  While they speak, I quietly compose an instrumental piece on guitar, which we then record on a smart phone and send to their home email.... VOILA!  As a personal gift, their very own theme music is waiting in their inbox when they get home.

Thursday, May 11, 7pm 

In duet with jazz vocalist Moy Eng 
Vino Locale Wine Bar, 431 Kipling, Palo Alto 

Saturday, May 13, 8pm 

In duet with jazz vocalist Denise Kidder 
Britt-Marie's Restaurant, 1369 Solano Ave, Albany

Wednesday, May 17, 7pm 
Solo jazz guitar  
Vino Locale Wine Bar, 431 Kipling, Palo Alto 

Sunday, May 28, 1pm 
In duet with acoustic bassist Charlie Channel 
Dana Street Roasting Company, 744 Dana, Mountain View

Sunday, June 4, 1pm 
In duet with jazz vocalist Moy Eng 
Dana Street Roasting Company, 744 Dana, Mountain View

Thursday, June 8, 7pm
In duet with jazz vocalist Moy Eng
Vino Locale Wine Bar, 431 Kipling, Palo Alto

Wednesday, June14, 7pm 
In duet with jazz vocalist Moy Eng 
Vino Locale Wine Bar, 431 Kipling, Palo Alto

Thursday, July 13, 7pm 
In duet with jazz vocalist Moy Eng 
Vino Locale Wine Bar, 431 Kipling, Palo Alto

Wednesday, July 19, 7pm 
In duet with jazz vocalist Moy Eng 
Vino Locale Wine Bar, 431 Kipling, Palo Alto

Sunday, July 30, 1pm 
In duet with acoustic bassist Charlie Channel 
Dana Street Roasting Company, 744 Dana, Mountain View

Sunday, August 6, 1pm 
In duet with jazz vocalist Moy Eng 
Dana Street Roasting Company, 744 Dana, Mountain View

Thursday, August 10, 7pm 
In duet with jazz vocalist Moy Eng 
Vino Locale Wine Bar, 431 Kipling, Palo Alto

Wednesday, August 16, 7pm 
In duet with jazz vocalist Moy Eng 
Vino Locale Wine Bar, 431 Kipling, Palo Alto

"Your Very Own Theme Music Written Right Here, Right Now, Just Ask..."
August 27 thru September 4
Burning Man, Black Rock City, Gerlach, Nevada
This is an interative art project where a passerby stops and talks with me about their life, their dreams and demons.  While they speak, I quietly compose an instrumental piece on guitar, which we then record on a smart phone and send to their home email.... VOILA!  As a personal gift, their very own theme music is waiting in their inbox when they get home.

Blog post:  4/21/2017... In the last week three fun gigs at Vino Locale wine bar in downtown Palo Alto, California: A night backing up jazz singer Moy Eng, a night working with jazz violinist Marty Honda, and a session with bassist Charlie Channel.  Wow, all of them have never sounded better (and are a real inspiration lifting my own playing).  

Also, about ten days ago a very enjoyable duet gig with sax player Esther Berndt at Backyard Coffee in Redwood City, California.  Spring is here!


Blog post:  3/27/2017... Great fun playing a duo gig with acoustic bassist Charlie Channel at Dana Street Roasting Company in Mountain View yesterday, courtesy of host Nick Chaput.  Giving tribute to what might be the last blustery day Central California experiences before the spring warmth kicks in, we played at cloudy-day moods superimposed over this song selection:  Footprints in  F#,  Night and Day, Alone Together, There is No Greater Love, Yesterdays, On Green Dolphin Street, Stella by Starlight, Blue in Green, and House of Jade.

Blog post:  3/21/2017... Pat Martino completely hit the ball out of the park, at last night's Cafe Pink House gig in Saratoga, along with organ player Pat Bianchi and drummer Carmine Intorre!  Their two sets were magnificent and I'm humbled and well-aware how truly special it was to hear such players... sometimes words like that get thrown around loosely, but I really feel it.  


Pat himself, in particular, was a force of nature with attack and clearity in his guitar mastery that are darn near perfect - it gives the rest of us mere mortal guitarists a very high mark to shoot for, while as I said being very humbled by the experience.

 I had the good fortune to get Pat Martino's autograph after the first set, on my copy of his lovely autobiography, "Here and Now."

 


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