Instrumental Solo Guitarist

wedding photo shoot

“Dennis played the guitar at my daughter’s wedding ceremony. First of all, Dennis is a very talented solo guitarist. More than that, he was a pleasure to work with. He’s dependable and flexible, reasonably priced, and I would recommend him to anyone hosting any event where you want beautiful music.” – Cindy W.

I. Jazz

Dennis playing jazz guitar

Dennis provides elegant atmosphere to your event with jazz standards and originals.  He has a huge repertoire from which to customize the perfect music for your event as superior background music or entertaining in its own right.

Dennis plays solo jazz guitar for corporate events, parties, and weddings all through the Finger Lakes.

Dennis Winge playing solo jazz guitar

– Lullaby of Birdland play
– Meditation play
– Windows play

II. Instrumental Rock / Pop

Dennis standing with guitar in park in Corning

In the rock & pop world, guitars are mostly used for vocal accompaniment or to take solos.   Dennis uses his ability to put chords and melody together on guitar to create rock & pop instrumental music that give a perfect touch to events that don’t want vocals, but aren’t interested in jazz or classical and only want songs people will recognize.

Examples of playing pop / rock repertoire on solo guitar for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, & receptions as well as for corporate events & private parties are shown in the following videos.

Dennis with guitar at Geneva on the Lake

III. Classical

Dennis playing classical guitar at wedding ceremony on lake

Dennis plays classical music for wedding ceremonies in Ithaca, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton & beyond.  From traditional favorites such as the Mendelssohn Bridal Chorus and Wagner’s Wedding March to Beatles tune like “All You Need is Love” or “Here Comes The Sun” to modern favorites such as “Come and Get Your Love” or “Storybrook Love,” Dennis has a lot to choose from: just visit the ‘repertoire’ portion of this website.

Dennis in suit playing classical guitar in a church for wedding ceremony

IV. Originals

Dennis playing solo jazz guitar at hotel lounge

Sometimes venues look for only original music.  Dennis has a large number of instrumental originals that pull from his 4 all-original albums (see “Original Music” section.)

Dennis on hotel rooftop


Dennis with jazz guitar at Turning Stone at sunset

It was a little nerve wracking to hire a musician for my wedding – but Dennis exceeded all my expectations. I would rate him 10/10 and recommend to ANYONE looking for a wedding musician. Everyone at the wedding loved the music. Thank you for making our day awesome! Here are the following reasons Dennis is fantastic: 1) Great communication 2) Friendly & easy-going 3) Flexible with requests (especially considering the current state of COVID19.) 4) Professional in both conduct and technical skill. 5) Detailed personal website and many samples on Youtube – Amy N.

“Extremely professional, got back to me in a timely manner. Would definitely hire again for future events.” – Natalie S

“Dennis has been the most incredible partner in this project! I gave him the incredibly hard task of learning numerous pieces of brand new music, all in a foreign language, and I wasn’t in the area to help him in person until the day of. He was willing to meet with me over Zoom, practiced a ton, and was flexible throughout the whole process. He was able to help me stay on key, adapt in the moment, and was easy and delightful to work with. Highly recommend Dennis for your next event!” – Morgan T.