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Welcome to

Music of Elegance

and Distinction

“The Finest Performers in the Golden State”

Established in 2004

 Music Professionals for your Special Event


Dr. Raphael Pazo, Jr.

Musical Director

Dr. Raphael Pazo, Musical Director
Oil on Canvas portait at Eilean Donnen Castle, Scotland



Music of Elegance and Distinction 

Established in 2004

Music of Elegance and Distinction

is an organization of exceptional musical performers experienced in performing a wide range of music genres and in variety of musical instruments.


Our staff is comprised of performers, instructors, recording artists, directors and composers who perform as soloists, pipe bands, chamber music ensembles or vocal groups




Specializing in the traditional music of the

Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Spanish, Northumbriam and other types of bagpipes.


Performers and Composers of traditional

Scottish, Irish and Welsh

marches, air, reels, jigs, hornpipes,

strathspeys, highland dancing music 

and much more...


Competition performers and Composers of the 

Classical Music of the Scottish Highland Bagpipes, Piobaireachd


Vocalist and Singers

Performing in various musical genres, styles and

Fluent in a variety of languages


Soloist, Duos, Trios, Quartets

and Choral Ensembles


Soloists, Accompanists

and chamber music emsembles

Classical and Contemporary Performers on the followings instruments:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass,

Harpists, Pianists, Organists,

Woodwind and Brass Instruments,

Classical Guitar, Mandolin,

Irish Tin Whistles, Andean Flutes and

English Recorders

(Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass)


Acclaimed and experienced performers for any:


           *    Celebration of Life - Funeral, Graveside and Memorial Services, Scatterings at Sea

  *    Weddings and Anniversaries

  *    Birthday Parties (any age)

  *    Ceilidth – Scottish, Irish and Welsh Music & Dance festival

  *    Clan Gatherings, Highland Games, Renaissance Festivals

   *             Private parties

   *             Corporate Events

  *    Veterans and Memorial Day Observances

  *    Educational Presentations (please call for details)

  *    Film and Theater appearances

  *    Graduations, Promotion Ceremonies

  *    Golf Tournaments and other Sporting Events

  *    Historical and educational presentations about Celtic Culture – Bagpipes, Kilts, Tartans, Scottish Clans and Re-Enactments

  *    Civic Events

  *    Patriotic and Veterans "Welcome Home" gatherings

  *    Or any special events that requires the most elegant music









Featured Performer; Global Directory of Artists
Serving Central and Northern California cities and counties





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Serving the following cities and towns in California:  Lodi, Galt, Morada, Stockton, Manteca, Lathrop, Tracy, Lockford, Locke, Clements, Modesto, Sacramento, Davis, Placerville, Sutter Creek, Lincoln, Ripon, San Andreas, Jackson, Rio Vista, Dixon, Oakdale, Escalon, Vallejo, Vacaville, Angels Camp, French Camp, Salida, Turlock, Riverbank, Livermore, Dublin, Oakley, Lafayette, Martinez, Berkeley, Waterford, Atwater, Gustine, Newman, Patterson, Valley Springs, Altaville, Farmington, Grass Valley, Linden, Elk Grove, Murphys, Pioneer, Columbia, West Point, Volcano, Georgetown, Graeagle, Copperopolis, Strawberry, Pine Grove, Drytown, Isleton, Westley, Crows Landing, Brannan Island, Pittsburg, Antioch, Byron, Walnut Creek, Los Banos, Petaluma, Hayward, Novato,  Lincoln, Folsom, Natomas, Donner, Vacaville, Fairfield, Thornton, San Leandro, Hayward, San Lorenzo, Oakland, Richmond, Daly City, South San Francisco, Colma, Milbrae, San Bruno, Daly City,  San Mateo, Pacifica, Burlingame, Half Moon Bay, Aptos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Bonny Doon, San Jose, Morganville, Gilroy, Santa Nella, Ben Lomond, Menlo Park, Stanford, Palo Alto, Martinez, Benicia, Mountain View, Union City, Auburn, Applegate, South Lake Tahoe, Stateline, San Rafael, Inverness, Tiburon, Sausalito, Burlingame, Alameda, Pollock Pines, Sonora, Wallace, Roseville, Rocklin, Newscasttle, Coloma, Colfax, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Napa, Winters, Yountville, Peters, Banta, Waterloo, Vernalis, Seaside, Salinas, Hollister, and others. 
Northern California Counties: Del Norte County, Siskiyou County, Modoc County, Trinity County, Yuba City, Woodland, Humboldt County, Shasta County, Lassen County, Tehama County, Plumas County, Mendocino County, Glenn County, Butte County, Sierra County, Nevada County, Yuba County, Placer County, Colusa County, Lake County, Sonoma County, Sutter County, Napa County, Yolo County, Marin County, El Dorado County, Solano County, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, Amador County, Calaveras County, Alpine County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County, San Francisco City and County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County, San Benito County, Monterey County, Santa Cruz County, Stanislaus County, Tuolomne County, Merced County, Mariposa County, Mono County, Kings County, Madera County, Fresno County, Inyo County, Tulare County and others.
Serving All National Cemeteries / Veterans Cemeteries, including: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, San Francisco National Cemetery, Golden Gate National Cemetery, Riverside National Cemetery, Bakersfield National Cemetery, Los Angeles National Cemetery.   Also available at other National Cemeteries upon request.

Member of:
Pipers for American Heroes - Honoring our Fallen Heroes
Veterans of Foreign Wars (Past Post Commander)
Military Order of the Coottie
AmVets - American Veterans of America
D.A.V. - Disabled Veterans of American
American Legion
National Guards Joint Honor Guards
Joint Services Honor Guards - serving all military branches
International Conference of Paratroopers Bagpipers
International Association of Military Pipers
California Honor Guards
California Police and Sheriff  Pipers
International Guild of Bagpiping Instructors
Pipers of Honor and Distinction
American Federation of Musicians
Alumni - College of Piping, California Summer Schools
North American Pipe Reed Makers
British Institute of Pipers
National Association of Music Educators
Barbershop Harmony Society
Stockton Portsmen Barbershop Chorus
Federacin espaola de gaiteros (Spanish federation of pipers)
Official Piper of:
California Peace Officers Memorial Association
Marine Corps League
The Queens Club - British and Allied Officers Club
California National Guard
Department of Justice
also a volunteer performer at
Project Wounded Warrior
and other worthy organizations. 

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