Music for many moods.
Concerts to high-energy shows to calm backgrounds.
Solo guitar; Duos - viola, violin, bass, saxophone, guitar, clarinet; Trios - drums/bass, 2 guitars/bass, viola/percussion, percussion/piano. Quartet and more.
Latin jazz, classical, swing, pop, funk, reggae, NOLA jazz, rumbas, ska, bossas, bebop and more.
Roy Hill on viola and Duff on guitar. 300+ performances.
Classical, jazz, latin, and pop, and music from around the world.
Small groups playing jazz and latin jazz + a variety of styles.
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ
1-3 horns, guitar and bass.
Many styles on nylon string guitar. Loop pedal for higher energy situations.
Duff provided 3.5 hours of phenomenal music at our party last night. Super easy to communicate with and just a great guy. We will be hiring him again.
Response from Duff Davis and Friends:
Thanks again for having me at your event (and the very kind review)! It was great playing music for your family, friends and you!
Thanks and best wishes!
Price Range: $150-$5000
Gig Length: 15 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Upon Request
What to Expect
In general, I believe good music contributes to the positive feel of any event and/or situation. Thanks for choosing live music for your event!!!
We play everything from sit-down classical music to high-energy, loud rock/funk/reggae music to gentle background music.
I play solo nylon-acoustic guitar and I play in various ensembles. Please check out the audio/video samples to get a feel for the music I/we create. And please send me a message with any questions/comments/suggestions!
Below you'll find descriptions of the various ensembles and solo musical offerings. Thanks!
Synergy consists of the amazing Roy Hill on viola and Duff Davis on guitar. We have performed together over 300 times in the past decade.
We play classical, jazz, latin, and pop, as well as music from many parts of the world.
We would love to play at your event. We are willing to learn special songs for a specific occasion and love performing.
We can play acoustically, with battery-powered amplification and also have a professional-level sound system, if necessary.
Besides playing as a duet, we also play with percussion and/or additional strings, such as violin, cello and bass. Please note we are also both available for solo performances, as well.
Over the past 10 years, I've been involved in numerous combinations of small groups mainly focused on playing jazz and latin jazz, though we'll also play songs drawing from a variety of musical styles.
Duos usually with be 2 guitars, guitar + bass, or melody instrument and guitar. Trios will usually be 1) guitar, bass, drums (or percussion), 2) horn, guitar, bass 3) piano, guitar, percussion.
NEW ORLEANS STYLE JAZZ GROUP
I've been playing acoustic guitar with smaller groups for almost 10 years seeking to honor the musicians of New Orleans, such as Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong.
Groups usually consist of 1-3 horn players, guitar and bass.
SOLO ACOUSTIC GUITAR
I play a variety of styles on nylon string guitar such as rumba flamenca, traditional classical guitar music, jazz, bossa novas, latin jazz. I also use a loop pedal on occasion for higher energy situations.
Thank you for your consideration! And for having live music at your event!
Additional Booking Notes
1. Room size
2. Indoor/Outdoor (Covered/Uncovered)
3. Electricity available (if not, we have battery-powered amps)
Past Booked Events
|June 29, 2019 • 5:30pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|May 11, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
- Jazz Standards
- NOLA Jazz
- Classical Music
- Pop tunes
- Latin Jazz
- Wedding Music
- Requests available
Influences & Inspiration
Bach, Chucho Valdés, Gypsy Kings, Miles Davis, Sidney Bechet, New Birth Brass Band, Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Paco De Lucia, Vincente Amigo, Joe Pass, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Andres Segovia, David Russell, and Django Reinhardt
Electrical outlet (not required)
# of chairs (not required)
Size of Space for performers (we're flexible)