CLASSICAL AND FLAMENCO GUITARISTS

We have featured live Classical and Flamenco guitarists from our earliest days on Wells Street. We have had many world renowned guitarists sit in the “guitarist chair” since 1965 and fill the dining room with their strums of the strings. A couple of the famous guitarist to perform at Geja's Café are Tom “Tomas” Wilson from 1965-1985 and Ted Richine from 1980 to 2000. These days we are fortunate to have four wonderful guitarists who you will find filling our dining room with their unique style and sounds. All of Geja’s guitarists are available to play for private parties and events of all kinds. Please contact us and we will get you connected to them.

Barry Goldberg

Barry Goldberg

Barry Goldberg is a classical guitarist/performer and teacher in Chicago and the north suburbs. He has performed weekly at Geja’s Café since 1997 and primarily plays on Friday evenings.  As both a solo artist, and accompanist with violin, flute and voice, Barry has performed at many corporate and private engagements. Barry is available to perform at weddings, parties and other social events.

Rob Skiba

Rob Skiba

Rob Skiba is a classical guitarist and received a Bachelor of Arts in classical guitar performance from Columbia College, Chicago.   Rob has played at Geja's Café since 1999 and primarily plays on Wednesday evenings. Rob also owns The Framers Edge custom framing and design gallery in Arlington Heights. Rob is available to perform at weddings, parties and other social events.

Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards

Steve  first played at Geja’s Café in 1985 while he was attending DePaul University working on his bachelor degree in classical music. He then went on to get his Master’s Degree at DePaul. Steve started to play regularly at Geja’s in 1994. In 2005 Steve with friends, started the band Guiterra Azul. Please take a listen at www.guitarraazul.net. Steve is available to perform solo or with his group Guiterra Azul who are sure to add their special touch to your next event.

Mehran Jalili

Mehran Jalili

Mehran is an Iranian born Flamenco guitarist who has been playing at Geja’s Café since 1998.  Mehran spent 10 years in Spain developing his style of Flamenco guitar from the gypsies of Andalusia. Mehran is an instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music. In 2010, Mehran produced and released his first CD “Angels of Persepolis” and in 2012, he released his second CD “Subterranea”, Mehran plays on Monday and Saturday evenings.

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