Casa Monica Hotel

My daughter graduated from Flagler two weeks ago. During her four years at Flagler, we traveled, from Los Angeles, to St. Augustine two-four times a year, staying at the Casa Monica each time. One could say that we are quite familiar with the Casa Monica and St. Augustine. One of the highlights, in these years of staying at the Casa Monica, has been enjoying performances in the bar by James and Sylvia Kalal, usually on Saturday nights. On any night I saw them perform they were playing to a full room and a room of people enjoying the variety of music and having a good time.

Wedding in Jacksonville, FL

"Jim, I sincerely thank you for being a part of our day! Although our wedding was two weeks ago, I still have people raving about your performance! Thank you for playing your heart out; it was noticed!" 

The St. Augustine Record

The St. Augustine RecordArticle: "Spanish guitarist brings history and travel to his music"

Akron Beacon Journal

"Mr. Kalal has acquired a strong sense of style ... Authentic performance of a variety of types of music ... And technique necessary to give the music full expression."

"To discover a guitarist who can win such praise for his command of the classics is rare; to discover a performer winning the same acclaim for his fresh and unique interpretation of today's music is truly exceptional."

Casa Monica Hotel

Casa Monica Hotel"Jim and Sylvia are a wonderful team, and I've never received a less than glowing review of their performances. Their repertory includes Vivaldi, Bach, Pachelbel, jazzy arrangements of Sinatra, Buble, Latin-jazz, Flamenco and a popular playlist that includes myriad different styles of music."

Casa Monica Hotel

"Jim and Sylvia's music is exactly what I was looking for."

The Cloister, Sea Island, GA

The Cloister"Jim & Sylvia's unique arrangements for two guitars are fantastic! Their concert at
The Cloister truly entertained our guests."

Wedding in Hilton Head, SC

"We have to say that Jim & Sylvia exceeded all of our expectations & were absolutely perfect for adding the unique & romantic flair to our wedding ceremony/reception. Our wedding was simple, but the choices we made for entertainment, location, food & decorations were completely magical! Jim & Sylvia were such lovely people to work with & they felt like family by the evening's end! I would recommend them wholeheartedly for any event! Their ability to incorporate different genres and personalities is an ultimate entertainment treat! Lovely, lovely people! Thank you both - we will never forget your contribution to our wedding day! We love you & wish you well!"

Wedding in Sarasota, FL

"Jim and Sylvia were fantastic. They braved the windy 50 degree weather on the beach for our wedding and performed beautifully. I received numerous compliments from our wedding guests on their performance. I highly recommend them for weddings and any other type event."

Wedding in Jacksonville, FL

"Jim and Sylvia added the unique touch that I wanted at our wedding ceremony. Everyone raved at how awesome they were! They were also so warm and friendly during our consultation, that I felt like they were almost family! I would recommend them to anyone looking for a unique experience!"

Wedding in Hilliard, FL

"Jim & Sylvia were an awesome team! They showed up ahead of time, were very attentive to our specific details for our special day and nailed it exactly. Jim and Sylvia fit right in with our renaissance wedding theme. Clothes, equipment, songs, etc. The period music they played was executed so well that the guests wanted more and more and more. Can't say enough about how well they contributed to our special day. Just AWESOME!!!! Thanks guys!"