John Kopecky         A Guitarist for all Seasons

Welcome to the Website of San Diego Guitarist John Kopecky

And thanks for your visit! A native of San Diego, John has become one of the area’s most proficient solo guitar artists, having recently finished a nearly five-year engagement as the house guitarist at Cafe Zucchero in Little Italy.  John frequently performs for special events, including wedding ceremonies and receptions, private parties, and corporate and other organizational get-togethers.

Primarily self taught, John has developed an extensive repertoire as a solo guitar artist, including pop, rock, jazz, standard, and classical pieces, most learned over the course of his long professional career. Unlike many classically trained guitarists, John plays lots of popular music as well as latin and jazz standards. The SOLO GUITAR page has links to his current song list and you can check out audio and video files of John's playing on the SAMPLES page.

John's experience includes many styles of music in different musical settings. As a teenager, he played in dance bands, mostly R&B, rock 'n' roll, and blues, but then progressed to jazz and latin styles while working in show bands after he finished school.  In addition to performing as a solo guitarist, John works with many of San Diego's finest musicians and can assemble the right musical program for any occasion. His basic instrumental trio (guitar, bass/keyboard, and drums) can be expanded with the addition of the following:

         Vocals - male or female
         Woodwinds - sax, flute, clarinet
         Brass - soloist or full section

Whether it's the sweet sounds of a gentle bossa nova floating on the breeze, some tasty lines over your favorite jazz or bop standards, or the mellow moods of a jazz ballad chord melody style, John's musical sensivity and finesse always set the stage for a successful event.

This website tells a little about John and we hope that you spend some time here to learn more about his guitar artistry and musical approach. And if you would like to enquire about having the perfect live entertainment for an upcoming event, please don't hesitate to contact John to discuss musical options, availability, pricing, or any other questions you may have. He can be reached directly by phone at 619-895-5262 or email at 

@2015 - John Kopecky