Stan Hamrick Music: Solo / Potomac Jazz Project / Crossroads Acoustic Band

Live music makes every event better! Stan has delighted many audiences with his blend of the best vintage and classic music from many genres - jazz, country, R&B, pop, and rock. From intimate dining venues and coffeehouses to corporate parties and wedding receptions, Stan's warm voice and acoustic guitar, great songs and warm vibe helps make any event better. He connects with his audiences and as one one client wrote..."He blends with people easily and breaks the barrier between performer and audience." Make sure to read the numerous reviews here and elsewhere on the web. 

Stan can be booked as a solo artist or as a part of a group.

"Potomac Jazz Project" leans jazz by adding sax plus a rhythm section. See below of click here for more info. 

"Crossroads Acoustic Band" leans pop/country/rock by adding a lead guitar. 

Stan chooses songs that connect across generations and genres. You might hear a Beatles or a Johnny Cash tune, followed by a Sinatra or Nat King Cole hit, and then topped off with some Drifters or Buble' or Tom Petty. Part of the fun is wondering what is coming next! And if you wish he brings his "Song Menu" so your guests can have fun choosing which of their favorite classics they want to hear next. He is equally at home with instrumental-only "background music" events (jazz and classical) and a more upbeat atmosphere with vocals and guitar taking requests from his "Song Menu." 

 
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Potomac Jazz Project

Potomac Jazz Project:
Since 2005, Clients have been singing the praises of  POTOMAC JAZZ PROJECT for their classy and classic jazz and Great American Songbook standards. We specialize in small group jazz events and have played hundreds of dates at:  
  • Wedding Ceremonies, Cocktail Hours, and Receptions
  • Birthday and Anniversary Parties
  • Group or Company Dinners and Holiday Parties
  • Club and Restaurant Dates
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Crossroads Acoustic Band

Crossroads Acoustic Band:
Some of DC's best musicians/rhythm sections for larger and more upbeat events!! Vintage and classic songs that connect across generations and genres. You might hear a Beatles or a Johnny Cash tune, followed by a Sinatra or Nat King Cole hit, and then topped off with some Drifters or Buble' or Tom Petty. Part of the fun is wondering what is coming next! And if you wish he brings his "Song Menu" so your guests can have fun choosing which of their favorite classics they want to hear next. 
 
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Birthday and Anniversary Parties
  • Group or Company Dinners and Holiday Parties
  • Club and Restaurant Dates
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Samples of Instrumental Guitar (no vocals)

Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Dinners
Business Mixers
Restaurants
Ambiance Music for Any Occassion  

Guitar Plus Vocals Samples

Wedding Receptions
Business Dinners
Business Mixers
Birthday Parties
Anniversary Parties
Restaurants / Pubs / Bars
Entertainment for Any Occassion  
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  1. 1 It Had To Be You (Frank Sinatra) 02:23 Free
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  2. 2 Peaceful Easy Feelin' (Eagles) 03:18 Free
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  3. 3 Sampler - Beatles/Sinatra/Drifters/Elvis/Eagles/ 03:40 Free
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  4. 4 Under The Boardwalk (Drifters) 01:44 Free
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  5. 5 Hey Good Lookin' (Hank Williams) 02:48 Free
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  6. 6 Dream a Little Dream of Me (The Mamas and the Pappas) 02:24
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  7. 7 When I'm 64 02:46 Free
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  8. 8 All My Loving (Beatles) 01:59 Free
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Music recorded at Ashton Street Studio www.ashtonstreet.com
Contact Stan at stanhamrick@gmail or complete and submit the form below if you would like a quote or to discuss an event!

Testimonials

Stan is a 5-Star Musician/Entertainer at both Gigmasters and Thumbtack Online Booking Agencies. All the comments below are from customers submitting feedback at those web sites.

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"We used Stan for our ceremony music for our outdoor wedding a few weeks ago and he was fantastic to work with! He was very responsive on email and has a large selection of songs in his repertory from all different genres, he also was willing to learn I believe two new songs if we requested but he ended up already knowing the song I wanted. He was such a nice guy, on time, well dressed and even brought his own wireless speaker since we were outdoors. He was also willing to travel to our venue all the way down in Williamsburg for just an hour of playing! I wasn't able to hear the pre-ceremony music but my guests said he was fantastic and created perfect ambiance!" Taryn F., - Oct. 11, 2015


We hired Stan for our wedding through Thumbtack using their guidelines for our venue. He was exactly what we were looking for. Our wedding reception (about 75 people) was at a local brewery and he sat up and performed in the corner while the guests mingled. He looked great, sounded great, and performed great. He was professional but friendly with the guests and brought along song lists so they could request their favorites - which they did - they loved dancing to their favorite songs. He announced the first dance and the toast, and he kindly opened up the mic for a bridesmaid to sing along to a couple of songs! It was great having him at our reception and we highly recommend him. Thank you Stan!
Kristi and John Norton - AUG. 23, 2015

Stan was excellent! I highly recommend him. He was professional, he arrived early. He played one of our favorite songs. This song was a Catholic hymnal that he learned and played for my processional. He made the moment special.
Annette C. on June 17, 2015

Stan was great! We wanted a quality solo musician at an affordable price, to provide music for our tiny wedding ceremony in an outdoor park. Stan provided all of that, plus top-notch professionalism and friendliness. He was always quickly responsive to our questions leading up to the event, clear and direct in our interactions, and prepared two songs outside of his repertoire especially for us. Stan was also very relaxed and personable both beforehand and day-of, which was critical when we had a number of other things to stress about. Thank you Stan!
Alysia R. on June 9, 2015

Stan is very easy to work with. He communicated via email on a timely basis and showed up at our event right on time. He brought his Song Menu for us to make requests. He is also very reasonable.
Rhona A. on June 1, 2015

Stan was a pleasure to work with. I was in need of live music for our wedding ceremony. We wanted a variation of classical, jazz standards and contemporary music. Stan more than delivered. Our guests loved the variety! I will be sure to book Stan for our next function.
Carman H. on May 2, 2015

Absolutely the best!
Paula Q. on January 24, 2015

We booked Stan on our first time through Gigmasters. He was the first to respond to our inquiry, and was very professional in all of his communications with us leading up to the wedding. He had a huge repertoire of songs to choose from, however I wanted a song that was special to me to be played for the wedding march. He worked with me for a proper arrangement to suit the timing of the march, and everything went perfectly. He provided a great atmosphere with a nice blend of jazz, pop, and classical tunes for our reception, ceremony and dinner. Great personality, and very good guitarist! excellent to work with!
-    Carlos S – Dec. 28, 2012

It was an absolute pleasure working with Stan, and I am so glad he was a part of our wedding! He was always very accessible in the months leading up to the wedding and learned several new songs at our request so we could have some of our favorites and personally sentimental selections playing as we walked down the aisle. He sent all new selections to us beforehand so we knew what they would sound like, too which was great! He did a fabulous job the day of, was very professional and cordial with us and our planners and guests. Thank you for making our day so special! The guitar was a perfect addition and we are so appreciative of all your hard work and talent!!
-    Nicole C – Oct. 13, 2012

We had a company picnic and hired Mr. Hamrick. We thought he was a professional and just such a talented performer. We had a great time listening to every song and would totally hire him again!
-    Heidi B – Sept. 20, 2014 

Awesome guy! Very accommodating, reasonable priced, and great musician. Would hire again for sure!!!!!
-    Randi G – Aug. 31, 2013

Stan was great. Would definitely hire again!
-    Virginia T – Sept. 13, 2012

We hired Stan for my sister's 25th wedding anniversary. He was on time, professional, easy to work with and flexible. He blends with people easily and breaks the barrier between performer and audience. This is the first time we hosted an event like this and our guests really liked his performance and the event was a big hit. I would definitely recommend him for any event.
-    Madhu G  - Aug. 1, 2015

Mr. Hamrick was very professional. He played at our wedding ceremony. He arrived on time and played beautifully! It was perfect! Thanks for being part of our special day!!
- Kristi T – Sept, 15, 2013