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


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Hi everyone,

First off, new performance video!  I love playing this. My arrangement of "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iJY1DKJs2E
The Cubby Bear 
1059 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60613
Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1820660728158784/

Performing as part of Mer's Music Showcase!  "MER invites Chicago's finest artists to partake in a "songwriters in the round" session. This stripped down format gives front men/women a chance to step back from their bands and deliver their stories and music as they were originally contrived. Catch this unique vibe and enjoy the sincere delivery of Chicago's most dedicated songwriters!"

Adelle's Fine American Fare
535 W Liberty Dr
Wheaton, IL 60187

An absolutely fantastic restaurant that was chosen as one of Zagat’s “Best 9 Restaurants in the Chicago Suburbs”!  I will be playing in the bar/lounge area from 7-10pm.  Solo instrumental guitar – My own contemporary arrangements, flamenco & classical!

Reserve 22 at The Village Links
485 Winchell Way #1
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Performing at Reserve 22 in Glen Ellyn from 7-10pm!  The “golf course restaurant”
that people come to for the food!




I am a 5-time winner of TheKnot.com's "Best of Weddings" award and am officially in their "Hall of Fame" category!  


***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***



 -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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