Welcome to the Official Web Site of Award-Winning Guitarist Jim Perona

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I am a 3-time winner of TheKnot.com's "Best of Weddings" award!  Full press release by myself & The Knot can be found here:  https://www.facebook.com/jimperonamusic/posts/824134137643758?notif_t=like


***Check out this great article on Photobooths.com - I was named one of their Top 10 Chicago Wedding Vendors!  Link here: http://photobooths.com/chicago-wedding-music/home***


UPDATE 1/21/16:

Upcoming gigs!  See PERFORMANCE page for more on each gig.


3 restaurant gigs this weekend!  I'm performing at 3 of my favorite venues this weekend!  Info below:

15 East Wilson Street
Batavia, IL 60510
Performing solo at Gaetano’s in Batavia from 7pm-10pm – AMAZING restaurant!  Instrumental guitar - My own contemporary arrangements, classical & flamenco!  About Gaetano’s: Over the past six years, Gaetano and Wendy DiBenedetto have worked together, building a world class culinary restaurant in Forest Park, “Gaetano’s”.  In 2013, they decided to open another restaurant, bringing the same cuisine to downtown Batavia, a beautiful area, centrally located in the far West Suburbs.  Gaetano’s Batavia shares the same exquisite cuisine you’ll find at Gaetano’s in Forest Park, including our famous wood burning oven techniques.  Wendy is the owner of Gaetano’s Batavia, and Gaetano is the Executive “Chef de Cuisine”.



Beer House
322 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL
Such a fun place – Live music on a mezzanine stage overlooking the bar area.  60 craft beers on tap & hundreds in bottles served at this great establishment!  Bring your own food or order from a nearby restaurant!  Performing solo guitar music from 9pm-Midnight.


Wildwood Restaurant
477 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 

Performing at Wildwood Restaurant, one of the most popular & beloved spots in all of downtown Geneva, from 8:00-11:00pm! Great staff, wine & apps (I personally recommend the goat cheese). Instrumental Pop/Rock, flamenco & classical - hope to see you!







 -Trailer & purchase info for my debut CD "Beatles Classics on Classical Guitar" found below!  

-Featured performance video:   My solo guitar arrangement of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" 


Welcome to Jimperona.com! Looking for a classical guitarist to play at your next event? Head over to "Booking" and you're good to go!  I have won awards on Gigmasters.com, TheKnot.com & WeddingWire.com for my consistent 5/5 star client reviews performing at weddings & other types of private events.  Check out my upcoming gigs and come see me live by clicking on "Performances" - Be sure to say hello if you do! (Note: Any private event performances will be identified as such. These are mostly weddings & private parties, unavailable to the public.) Click around and you will also find client testimonials, can hear a large sample size of my repertoire, and can also find a large amount of performance videos. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your stay!

***My debut solo guitar CD "Beatles Classics On Classical Guitar" is now available to purchase HERE ****

"Beatles Classics On Classical Guitar" features 15 of my own Beatles solo guitar arrangements.  Here's the tracklisting:


  1. Across The Universe
  2. Eight Days A Week
  3. In My Life
  4. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
  5. Something
  6. All You Need Is Love
  7. She Loves You
  8. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  9. With A Little Help From My Friends
  10. Here, There And Everywhere
  11. I Saw Her Standing There
  12. Yesterday
  13. Here Comes The Sun
  14. I've Just Seen A Face
  15. Let It Be

And here's a preview featuring audio snippets of the CD: 


Upcoming Performances:

Exact dates for monthly gigs posted in Performance section. New dates posted as soon as I confirm them, so be sure to check back often!

Check out this great feature article on me from Gigmasters: Wedding Booking & Gigging Tips from Jim Perona


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