One of the things that I love to do is “Just Play” a few years ago I was at a Ottmar Liebert solo concert on April, 23 2006 Redwood City CA. Ottmar was taking questions and I asked him about song writing and how to come up with ideas, he said “turn off the editor and just play”. That answer has stayed with me. One of the things that I do now or try to do in life is “Just Play” weather I am working on a pice of music or preforming it, or when I am working with people I just share from deep within what is in my heart. There is something very vulnerable and beautiful about our lives when we just play. Its like a child when they create a pice of art for there parents the just play. I would like to think that what I am doing is just playing for God and that I am bringing joy to my God who is watching me and smiling. I am 52 now and it has taken that long to learn how to just play. The above shows a picture of my guitar which is a Lester DeVoe Flamenco Negra Madagascar Rosewood guitar 2008. For me its a dream come true to have such a great guitar. Its taken a long time to get one. However for me when I do play the guitar, then I can create and express what's inside and share it with others. I hope to share with you how I “Just Play” Mid 2014-2015 was a difficult time with undiagnosed Asthma that was recently brought under control. I am hoping that 2015 will be the year when I really start to "Just Play" I hope to share with you sometime soon the music I have been working on.
With years of experience under my belt, you won't find a more qualified, dignified or electrified person to throw down the music for your special event. My rates are reasonable, my pants are pressed, and I'm waiting for you to hire me.
Welcome to my sight.
"Victor provided exceptional music and entertainment at my daughter's communion dinner. He enhanced the overall feel of the event and my guests were so impressed with his playlist. Victor was so professional pre and post event which made it very easy to work with him. I would definitely work with him again. Thanks Victor!!" Fabrizio D. 5/6/17
"Victor was a great addition to our tapas party. His performance playing flamingo guitar was amazing ! Thanks" Judy King. 4/7/2017
"Victor was wonderful. We had a few last minute changes and Victor handle them like a true professional. His performance was outstanding and he has a gift for playing the guitar. Victor's, musical sections kept our guests entertained and wanting more. The bridal procession was made an experience to remember due to Victor who played the background music. Victor arrived early and stay later then requested. I fully recommend"
Mauro C. 4/1/2017
"Victor was absolutely fabulous, from coming on time, coming well prepared, setting up quietly and seamlessly, and playing some of the most fantastic flamenco guitar music you'll find anywhere. Our guests all told us in glowing terms how much they enjoyed his music at our event. We have hosted many events in the past at various venues, and I can say without hesitation that Victor is a tremendous professional with incredible talent, easily among the best we've ever had. Victor was willing to modify song selection, volume and pace all to suit our needs. Thank you so much Victor for making our event so memorable for our guests!" Dave B 11/5/16
"It takes a talented artist to put together the sounds where people can experience their surroundings in a more relaxed, peaceful, enjoyable way. Victor’s music has been known to create an atmosphere that soothes the soul. No matter what culture your from, everyone will love the sound of Victor Tarassov" CT 2/13/17
"If you want fantastic live music for a special event or live venue or studio colaboration Victor Tarassov is one of the best Jazz guitarist in country. Look him up on Facebook you won't be disappointed." Carlton F
"We hired Victor to play our wedding reception dinner. From the very first interactions I had with Victor regarding a quote, he was extremely responsive and professional. He even went out of his way to visit the venue before we formally hired him. Victor was extremely accommodating and coordinated any details we had before the wedding and improvised with us during the night. He showed up early to setup and played beautifully throughout the evening, it was perfect for our wine cellar setting. All of our guests complimented how much they enjoyed the music. Victor is extremely talented and professional; I would highly recommend him to anyone for their event!"
Michelle L 11/22/16
"We hired Victor to play at our cocktail hour during our wedding reception and he did an exceptional job. Many guests told us how beautiful the music was and how much they enjoyed it. He was very prompt and responded to emails/texts very quickly. His rate is very reasonable and he's very professional. We are so happy that we hired him as it added a very special touch to our cocktail hour and one that guests are still talking about. Thank you, Victor!" Aisha 10/1/16
"Victor did a great job! It could not have been better. His was reliable and the music was fantastic. It really helped set the mood for our party." Justine 10/7/16
"I highly recommend Victor Tarassov and am sincerely looking forward to hiring him again. He is simply incredible! I received so many compliments from attendees of our event expressing how much they enjoyed Victor. His talent surpassed what I could have hoped for, and his music truly touched my soul. I had been so stressed all week leading up to our big event, but when I walked in the room and heard Victor playing, I immediately sensed the beauty and peace that came through his music and it put me at ease. He was fantastic and I am thrilled that we hired him" Kelly M. 5/7/2016
"he was early, set up quickly, adjusted the set up and our suggestion, understood what we wanted to hear and played it very well. Would certainly have him for future events."
Tom T. 5/19/2016
"Victor-- wanted you to know how many compliments we had on your music yesterday! Our guests LOVED it. Everything was so wonderful, thank you!!! " - Gretchen K PA
"This gentleman is AMAZING! Not only is he a great guitarist but he went above and beyond at my function. Victor made announcements for us, took some great family photos of us, and played fantastic ambiance music. He and his music are classy and extremely well presented. He was very communicative before and after the event. He is extremely polite and is a gem of a person. I will most definitely hire him again and again". -Angel G, Princeton, NJ
"Victor is truly a gentleman who takes pride in his considerable musical talent and makes every effort to accommodate any special requests. His playing provided an exquisite accompaniment to our beautiful outdoor ceremony as well as the romantic Latin background music we had envisioned for our elegant dinner reception. Mr. Tarrasov's gentlemanly demeanor and his gorgeous musical accompaniment added just the romantic ambience we were looking for on our once in a lifetime wedding celebration. It is my pleasure to highly recommend him!" Valerie P. 5/21/2016
“Victor, thank you so much for the wonderful music! We absolutely loved it. Happy New Year!” Caffe Galleria
"Victor was a pleasure to work with from the first engagement to arrival/setup at our home and then throughout the event itself. He was extremely professional and, of course, his musical talent was evident. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to add this kind of exclamation point to an event. Thanks, Victor!- "Dario F
"Victor is a complete gentleman and a very talented musician ! I booked him with a percusionist for a Birthday Party. He arrived early, set up and was playing before we arrived. He played for the entire 5 hours, with very few breaks. I play the drums and I am very involved in music. For this style of music, don't look anywhere else, just hire Victor ! - Glen S
"My husband and I hired Victor and two of his associates to provide ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding. Victor was absolutely amazing to work with! From start to finish his professionalism and relaxed, flexible demeanor were so helpful to a stressed out bride! We continue to receive compliments from our guests on his performance, I'm so thrilled that we hired him. Our ceremony was Catholic, and Victor was able to tweak his performance in the church to fit the guidelines of the music coordinator there, and he followed up by playing a vast range of popular and easy to listen to music for our cocktail hour. Absolutely phenomenal!"-GK
"Victor was overall perfect for our event. We would definitely hire him again."- Kimberly S DE
“I’ve known him a long time. His music is unique,”...“He’s a great musician; we love Victor,” Violetta Neri HVV NJ
"It was wonderful! He was exactly what we hired. Thx!"
- Kelly M NJ
"We hired him to play at our wedding. What a great choice! He not only handled emcee duties like a seasoned veteran, but the dance floor was packed all night!" – Aiden Johnson NY
"Hi Victor, We absolutely loved having you and your band play at Alor this past Saturday. We love your style of music."
Thanks so much,-Cara @ Alor NY
"What a great performance by Victor Tarassov at our community pool party. Everyone loved his music and had a great time!! We look forward to having Victor play at our next event in 2015" Charlene Bertrand Fresno CA
"Highly recommended. I can't recommend him highly enough."
– Liam Ansley NJ
"He was the entertainment for our most recent corporate regional outside sales quarterly review and roadmapping meeting. He was nothing short of professional and impressive."
– Keith Gates