John W. Warren @john_warren_guitar

Classical guitar

Washington, D.C.
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John W. Warren @john_warren_guitar

Classical guitar

About

John W. Warren, on classical, acoustic, and electric guitar, frequently accompanied by sensational Brazilian percussionist Bruno Lucini, perform music that transcends boundaries of Latin/Brazilian, classical, and electronica romantica.

Composer and guitarist John W. Warren has performed extensively in the United States and Latin America. Bruno Lucini's extensive background as percussionist extends to several countries and includes performances at the Kennedy Center, among many others.

Warren and Lucini perform music from Brazil, Cuba, Latin America, and Spain; original compositions; and arrangements of popular songs, such as Massive Attack, Radiohead, Kate Bush and others, from the 60s to today. Warren performs solo at more intimate house concerts, and as a duo with percussionist Bruno Lucini at larger Groupmuse gatherings.

Music

My repertoire includes a revolving set of ~125 works—including Brazilian and Latin American guitar, original compositions, and arrangements of classical, folk, and popular music.

Sampling of current repertoire:
Latin America:
Preludio Saudade and others by Agustin Barrios Mangoré
Canto de Iemanjá, Serenata de Adeus, others by Baden Powell
Ojos Brujos - Gonzalo Roig
Manhã de Carnaval, Samba de Orfeu - Luis Bonfá
A Felicidade, Garota de Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim

Orchestral and classical works:
Adagio - Samuel Barber
Adagio - Concierto de Aranjuez - Joaquin Rodrigo
Gymnopedie No 1, Gnossiene No 1 - Erik Satie
Floresta de Amazonas, others by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Original compositions

Instrumental arrangements:
Weird Fishes - Radiohead
This Woman's Work - Kate Bush
Shenandoah (trad.)
Teardrop - Massive Attack
Samba Pa Ti, Europa - Carlos Santana
Beatles, Leonard Cohen, others

Videos

Audio

Camiño das Estrelas (original composition)

Ensemble profiles

Upcoming groupmuses

  • Outdoors

    Latin Classical Psychedelic Under the Trees

    Saturday, Jun 1 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Takoma Park
    • Instruments: Classical Guitar & World Percussion
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $15+ at event

    Spots available

  • Backyard

    Backyard Beats & BBQ Bliss: A Musical Potluck

    Saturday, Jun 15 4:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: University Height, Washington DC
    • Instruments: Classical Guitar & World Percussion
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $15+ at event

    Spots available

Programs

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Past groupmuses (24)

  • Backyard

    Dream Under the Trees

    Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Off Sligo Creek Parkway
    • Composers: Villa-Lobos, Baden Powell, Satie
    • Instruments: Classical/Electric Guitar and Percussion
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 8 months ago

  • Latin Classical Psychedelic at Megahaus in Edgewood Neighborhood in NE D.C.

    Saturday, Jul 15, 2023 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Edgewood, Washington
    • Composers: Rodrigo, Barrios,
    • Instruments: Classical/Electric Guitar & Percussion
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 11 months ago

  • Wintertime Magic House Concert

    Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Northwest Washington, Washington
    • Composers: Barrios, Rodrigo, Baden Powell
    • Instruments: Classical, Electric Guitar & Percussion
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $15+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Outdoors

    Latin American Guitar -- outdoor concert (indoors if it rains)

    Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Takoma Park
    • Composers: Barber, Baden-Powell, Brouwer, Radiohead
    • Instruments: Classical & Electric Guitar & Percussion
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Outdoors

    Program on Latin Guitar in Takoma Park

    Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Takoma Park
    • Composers: Satie,Baden Powell,Villa-Lobos,Santana
    • Instruments: Classical & Electric Guitar & Percussion
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Bossa Nova concert + Wine and Cheese Party!

    Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Northwest Washington, Washington
    • Composers: Barber, Villa-Lobos, Baden Powell
    • Instruments: Classical Guitar and Latin Percussion
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Virtual Masterclass

    Rhythm and Ritual: The Music of Baden Powell

    Sunday, Apr 4, 2021 3:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Takoma Park
    • Composers: Baden Powell
    • Instruments: Classical, acoustic, and electric guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 3 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Cover Me, Comfort Me - Adagio for Strings on Guitar

    Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Takoma Park
    • Composers: Barber, Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos, Radiohead
    • Instruments: Classical, acoustic, and electric guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened over 3 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    The Latin Guitar

    Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Takoma Park
    • Composers: Rodrigo, Ponce, Tarrega, Falú
    • Instruments: Classical, acoustic, and electric guitar
    • Price: Free to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 3 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    A Night in Brazil

    Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Takoma Park
    • Composers: Villa-Lobos, Bonfá, Jobim, Baden Powell
    • Instruments: Classical, acoustic, and electric guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 4 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Online groupmuse from Washington D.C.

    Friday, Apr 17, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Online
    • Composers: Barrios, Villa-Lobos, Baden Powell
    • Instruments: Classical and electric guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 4 years ago

  • Groupmuse on October 26th

    Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Petworth, Washington
    • Composers: Barrios, Rodrigo, Baden Powell, Bonfá
    • Instruments: Latin American classical guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Latin Guitar & Percussion on Capitol Hill

    Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
    • Composers: Bonfá, Rodrigo, Baden Powell, Barrios
    • Instruments: Latin guitar and Brazilian percussion
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Cabin Concerts -program of Latin guitar in Takoma Park

    Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Takoma Park
    • Composers: Barrios, Jobim, Brouwer, Villalobos
    • Instruments: Latin American classical guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Outdoors

    Acoustics in Admo: Latin American Guitar and Afternoon Aperitifs

    Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: U St NW, Washington DC
    • Composers: Barrios, Jobim, Baden Powell
    • Instruments: Latin American classical guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Latin Guitar in Old Town at the Fonvielle Guitar Studios

    Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Old Town Alexandria
    • Composers: Barrios, Jobim, Brouwer, Villalobos
    • Instruments: Classical and electric guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 5 years ago

  • Spanish/Ladino Music on North Oak Street

    Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Rosslyn
    • Composers: Rodrigo, Barrios, Jobim, Villalobos
    • Instruments: Latin American classical guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 5 years ago

  • May Melodies

    Saturday, May 11, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Northwest Washington, Washington
    • Composers: Barrios, Jobim, Powell, Warren
    • Instruments: Classical guitar & Brazilian percussion
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Latin Guitar and Percussion in Arlington

    Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Virginia Square, Arlington
    • Composers: Barrios, Jobim, Brouwer, Villalobos
    • Instruments: Classical guitar & Brazilian percussion
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Latin Guitar on Capitol Hill

    Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago