Da Capo Players
- Serving Orange County & Los Angeles
Da Capo provides Chamber and Classical ensembles of different sizes and instrumentation to fit a variety of styles, performing everything from classical to pop music for corporate events and weddings.
Da Capo Players
They are a group of highly trained professional musicians that can turn your event into a magical, marvelous experience that will not soon be forgotten. For all your special events such as weddings, corporate events and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, The band will happily customize their music selections and dress in outfits that match your theme, to help you achieve the most unique image that you are looking for. We have ensembles of different sizes and instrumentation to fit a variety of party themes and budgets. We pride ourselves on our customer satisfaction and care - our main aim on any occasion. Whether your event is a huge ceremony or fundraiser, or a smaller gathering, we aim to exceed all your expectations. Our band is comprised of Sara Andon - Flute, Robin Cecil - Violin, Tom Tally - Viola, Randy Gravett - Bass, Steve Velez - Cello and Guitar, Pam Jacobson - Violin, and Brian Noel - Harp. The band has played with Rod Stewart, Michael Crawford, Josh Groban, Sarah Brighton, Yo Yo Ma, Art Garfunkel, and many others!
Steve Velez received his musical education at the University of California Irvine. His musical experience is as diverse as his ability to perform and arrange various genres of music. Anything from classical, to Irish and Pop, Steve's incredible range and repertoire allow him to play at many different types of performances including symphony concerts, childrens concerts, and playing chamber music for various functions and events. He plays the cello, the recorder, guitar, piano, and the saxophone in various styles.
Steve's recent television appearances include a performance on the tonight show with Korn, with Jay Leno, Music for The Travel Channel, ad's for Pepsi, Music Video's for MTV, NBC's The West Wing and T'V's Frasier. He has performed with world-renowned artists such as Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Amy Grant, Michael. W. Smith, David Foster, James Galway and Clint Black. Recently, Steve was featured in the hit movie "I love you man".
Steve also plays with The Mozart Classical Orchestra, has performed at Opera Pacific, entertained with the Disneyland Candlelight Orchestra, Orange County Symphony and the Crystal Cathedral Symphony. He was also the Principal Cellist for the "Beatlemania Classical Mystery Tour" at the O.C Performing Arts Center.
Steve has released the Cd's: "Breathe the Celtic Aire" and "Christmas Fantasia" with the Da Capo Players. He also produced and published "Rainbows of Music", a student CD book set.
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