Looking for Live
Special Occasion Music?

Jeff Anvinson, the owner of JLA Music,
is the perfect choice

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Why choose Jeff?

  • Forty-five years of experience performing at weddings, meetings, gatherings, conventions, parties, concerts, restaurants, and other special events.

  • Indoor and outdoor events of all sizes.

  • Portable sound equipment can be set up anywhere there is an AC outlet. Extension cables can reach 100 feet.

  • Entire wedding and other ceremonies can be accommodated: prelude, service, postlude, and reception.

  • Many styles of music: specializing in classical and jazz - with pop, rock, country, blues, ragtime, and other styles also available.

  • Special music requests can be fulfilled with one-of-a-kind custom musical arrangements created by Jeff, who studied orchestration with a Pulitzer-prize winner and other teachers. He has created hundreds of arrangements.

  • Solo guitarist playing a soothing nylon string guitar. Singing is available on request. If a jazz duo is more your style, or some other group, it can be arranged. Piano is also available.

  • Pleasant, unobtrusive background music will not be too loud for your event.

  • Jeff has performed in major cities in the US, China, and Canada: Shanghai, Winnipeg, New York City, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Nanchang.

  • He has performed often in ND and Minnesota - with additional appearances in Michigan - in cities such as Grand Forks, East Grand Forks, Jamestown, Thief River Falls, Alpena, Maple Lake, Petoskey, Napoleon, Warren, Fargo, Bismarck, Turtle River State Park, Larimore, Grand Forks Air Force Base, Edinberg, Oslo, Grafton, Walhalla, Pembina, Minot, and other cities.

  • Jeff has appeared often in Grand Forks, ND, at many venues such as churches, restaurants, concert halls, and businesses, including the Chester Fritz Auditorium, Alerus Center, Town Square, ND Museum of Art, Fire Hall Theater, Empire Arts Center, Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, and others.

  • Jeff has appeared on television stations in ND and Michigan, and on radio.

  • He has played at events attended by dignitaries such as university presidents and North Dakota governors.

  • If you would like additional musicians, such as a jazz duo or something else, please ask. JLA Music can put together or find almost anything you want.
  • Shanghai, China

    Shanghai, China

    Minot Integrity Jazz Festival, Minot, ND

    Minot Integrity Jazz Festival
    Minot, ND

    Rock Hall, Philadelphia

    Rock Hall
    Philadelphia, PA

    Steinway Hall, New York City, NY

    Steinway Hall
    New York, NY

    Town Square, Grand Forks, ND

    Town Square
    Grand Forks, ND

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