John C.'s hand crafted Montalvo Ramirez nylon string classical guitar produces a beautiful dynamic sound. John also enjoys performing as a singer songwriter and with bands in jazz, blues, rock and pop idioms with his steel string guitars; a hand crafted acoustic Savannah Guitars dreadnought and his custom electric Fender stratocaster and telecaster, providing world class tone in multiple musical genres.

John C. has artist endorsements with both LR Baggs pickups (Element and iBeam used in his Montalvo Classical) and Thalia Capos.

Solo Guitar 

Latin | Spanish

Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? (Pop, Nuevo-Flamenco, Spanish)

Romantic and elegant for weddings, receptions, and Spanish themed events.

Latin Vibe 101 (Brazilian, Nuevo-Flamenco Pop)

This hip Latin blend perfect for many kinds of events. 

Europa (Latin Pop)

Stately Spanish Classical flavor, great for wedding ceremonies, dinners and receptions.

B Flat Bossa Nova (Brazilian)

Bossa nova and samba, widely known as "Latin Jazz" is warm, elegant and lively and creates perfect ambiance for cocktails and receptions of all kinds.



Someday My Prince Will Come (Jazz)

This classic medium tempo ¾ Jazz standard creates swing and elegance for all events.

Misty (Jazz)

Beautiful melodies in this sentimental ballad brings out emotion and bridges generations.

Stella By Starlight (Jazz)

One of the greatest songs of all time brings class to any event.

Moonlight In Vermont (Jazz)

The lyrical imagery sung by Frank Sinatra, "The sweet warbling of the meadowlark" lives inside this songs beautiful melodies.

My Shining Hour (Jazz)

This celebratory standard provides uplifting background music.


Pop | Rock | Folk

Here Comes The Sun (Pop)

Probably the most popular "pop wedding ceremony song" of all time!

In My Life (Pop)

A beautiful emotionally moving composition, great for weddings, dinners and intimate gatherings.

How Deep Is Your Love? (Pop)

A medium tempo, romantic lyrical gem, with a beautiful melody the perfect wedding processional song.

She's Got A Way (Classic Rock/Pop)

This beautiful pop rock ballad favorite for wedding processionals.

Little Martha (Classic Rock)

Pretty folk rock sound creates warmth for many style events.

Joy To The World (Upbeat Folk)

Classic lively song.

The Rain Song (Classic Rock)

Beautiful haunting ballad for weddings and intimate gatherings, truly a classic rock lovers favorite.

Layla – Duo w/Two Steel String Guitars (Classic Rock)

Great rock mood song, a timeless favorite.



Simple Gifts (Classical)

 Beautiful classical song with a warm folk feel.

Malaguena (Spanish Classical)

A fiery song Spanish song that evokes passion and mystery.

Romanza / Spanish Romance (Spanish Classical)

The most popular classical guitar piece of all time always creates beautiful musical ambiance.

Ave Maria (Classical)

Timeless elegance, balance and restraint, perfect for wedding ceremonies.



Latin Jazz | Spanish | Nuevo-Flamenco 

Vonetta (Trio – Latin Jazz/Samba)

Fun spicy samba, great for all events.

Douce Ambiance (Trio – Brazilian/Gypsy Jazz)

Lively expressive song blending folk, gypsy, Brazilian, Mexican and jazz feel.

The Girl From Ipanema (Trio – Brazilian Bossa Nova)

One of the most famous songs ever written, bring you to the beaches of Brazil for any event!

Leah Leah Leah (Nuevo-Flamenco/Pop)

Flavors of Spain, exciting improv, with warm folksy elegance great for social and corporate events.


New Orleans Funk | Fusion | R&B | Jazz Swing

Cissy Strut (Trio – New Orleans Funk)

High energy groove and greasy improvisation great for events where people want to dance and get down.

C Fusion Bues "Quartet – Live in NYC" (Jazz Fusion)

For the Funky Jazz Fusion lover!

John Chapman Quartet – Live 5-Song Jazz & R&B Sample

What's Going On (Trio – Smooth Jazz/R&B)

Sweet old school meets contemporary sound for kicking back over cocktails and conversation.

Take The A Train (Trio – Jazz Swing)

Classic swing is a winner for all kinds of events.


Pop | Rock 

Fire (Classic Rock)

 Funky hip psychedelic with shredding guitar.

Them Changes (Classic Rock)

Another awesome Hendrix classic song with John C. on vocals..


10 Piece Big Band "Live at The Flood Mansion in SF"

Enjoy each Big Band audio sample; 5-7 minutes in length, showcases 30 to 60 seconds of about 10 to 12 songs.

The John Chapman Big Band covers classic songs spanning multiple genres; from Jazz and Latin standards to Al Green, Eric Clapton, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, Tom Petty, Joe Cocker, Sheila E., Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Maxwell, Tower Of Power, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Ohio Players, Gypsy Kings, The Beatles and many more great artists and bands...