Vernon Cheng - a San Diego based fingerstyle guitarist
Available as a soloist or as a duo with a percussionist

About Me

I play fingerstyle and chord-melody guitar to provide fun “groove” ambiance music for any venue. My repertoire ranges from Brazilian Jazz to Big Band to Oldies, Rock and Pop. Performances can range from background music for restaurants to uptempo vibes for open air venues (wineries, malls) to large stage shows.

Upcoming Gigs

Friday, Feb-2, 4-7pm @ LJ Contemporary Art Museum
Saturday, Feb-17, 6-9pm @ Piazza della Famiglia (Little Italy) 
Sunday, Mar-3, 9am-1pm @ LJ Open Aire Market
Saturday, Mar-16, 6-9pm @ PIazza della Famiglia (Little Italy)
Friday, Mar-22, 5-8pm @ Davanti’s (Del Mar Highlands)

Friday, Apr-12, 5-8pm @ Davanti’s (Del Mar Highlands)  
Saturday, Apr-13, 6-9pm @ PIazza della Famiglia (Little Italy)
Friday, Apr-26, 5-8pm @ Davanti’s (Del Mar Highlands)
Sunday, Apr-28, 11:30am-12:30pm @ Little Italy Art Walk
Friday, May-3, 4-7pm @ LJ Art Walk (gallery tbd)
Sunday, May-5, 9am-1pm @ LJ Open Aire Market
Friday, May-10, 5-8pm @ Davanti’s (Del Mar Highlands)
Saturday, May-11, 6-9pm @ PIazza della Famiglia (Little Italy)

Previous Performances

Orfila Winery   |  UTC Mall   |  Cafe Luna   |   La Jolla Art Walk   |   Carruth Urban Wineries   |   La Jolla Open Aire Market   |   Seaport Village    |   San Diego Wine & Food Convention   |   The Prado Restaurant   |   PAC Athletic Club / Bay Club   |  The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe   |  Indian Wells Tennis Garden   |  Del Mar Nationals Car Show    |   Capri Blue   |   Twisted Vine Restaurant   |   Petco Park Padres Game    |  Cesar Tapas   |   AmericanWest Bank   |   Mission Valley Mall   |   Table Restaurant   |   Sharp Medical   |   Horton Plaza    |   The Village Mall    |    plus various private events such as fundraisers, parties, anniversaries, engagements, weddings and corporate events.

I’ve focused on fingerstyle since 2009 and play mostly my own arrangements . I also perform a number of choice arrangements by world champion fingerstyle guitarists such as Michael Chapdelaine, Laurence Juber, Steven King and Tommy Emmanuel. Arrangements are expressive and rhythmic and are recognizable for listeners to sing along or play ‘name that tune’.
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