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Need soft, but toe tapping jazzy background music for your reception or corporate dinner? Want the sound of a trio, but only have space or budget for a solo musician?

Modern technology allows David Archer to sound like a one man jazz trio. Layering multiple parts will provide classy background music that your guests will love.

The repertoire ranges from jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, to pop and classic rock favorites. Even a few classical pieces are available!

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A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square

Canon In D

Isn't She Lovely

Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring


Stompin' At The Savoy

The Charleston

They Can't Take That Away From Me

Take Five


A Felicidade (Jobim)
A Foggy Day {jazz standard}
A Kiss to Build a Dream On (Louis Armstrong)
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
A Song For My Father {jazz standard}
Ain't Misbehavin' (Fats Waller)
All Blues (Miles Davis)
All the Things You Are {jazz standard}
And I Love Her (Beatles)
At Last {jazz standard}
Autumn Leaves {jazz standard}
Avalon {jazz standard}
Besame Mucho {jazz standard}
Bill Bailey {Dixieland}
Black Orpheus {jazz standard}
Blue Monk {jazz standard}
Body & Soul {jazz standard}
Bouree Un Em {Classical}
Breezin' (George Benson)
Bridal Chorus {Classical}
Bridal March {Classical}
C Jam Blues (Ellington)
Canon in D {Classical}
Can't Help Falling in Love With You (Elvis)
Carolina in my Mind (James Taylor)
Carolina in the Morning
Carry That Weight (Beatles)
Charleston {Dixieland}
Chega de Saudade (Jobim)
Comin' Home Baby {jazz standard}
Corcovado (Jobim)
Days of Wine and Roses {jazz standard}
Desafinado (Jobim)
Dindi (Jobim)
Do You Want to Know a Secret? (Beatles)
Don't Blame Me {jazz standard}
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington)
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'
East of the Sun {jazz standard}
Eight Days a Week (Beatles)
Estate {jazz standard}
Feel Like Makin' Love (Roberta Flack)
Feeling Groovy (Simon & Garfunkle)
Fire and Rain (James Taylor)
Fly Me to the Moon (Sinatra)
Four {jazz standard}
Gentle Rain {jazz standard}
Girl from Ipanema (Jobim)
God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday)
Golden Slumbers (Beatles)
Greensleeves {Traditional}
Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)
Here, There, and Everywhere (Beatles)
How Do I Live Without You? (Leann Rimes)
How Sweet it Is (James Taylor)
I Just Called to Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder)
I Love You (Cole Porter)
I Should Care {jazz standard}
I Will (Beatles)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
In a Mellow Tone (Ellington)
In My Life (Beatles)
In My Room (Beach Boys)
Isn't She Lovely? (Stevie Wonder)
It Could Happen to You {jazz standard}
It Don't Mean a Thing (Ellington)
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring {Classical}
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee {Classical}
Killer Joe {jazz standard}
Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack)
Landslide (Stevie Nicks)
Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
Light My Fire (Doors)
Little Sunflower {jazz standard}
Love Song (Elton John)
Mack the Knife {jazz standard}
Makin' Whoopee {jazz standard}
Meditation (Jobim)
Meet the Flintstones
Misty {jazz standard}
Moon River {jazz standard}
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Moonlight in Vermont {jazz standard}
Morning Dance (Spyro Gyra)
Mother Nature's Son (Beatles)
My Funny Valentine (Rogers & Hart)
My Little Boat {jazz standard}
My Romance {jazz standard}
Nature's Way (Spirit)
Night and Day (Cole Porter)
Norwegian Wood (Beatles)
Ode to Joy {Classical}
Oh, Lady Be Good (Gershwin)
Old Devil Moon {jazz standard}
On a Slow Boat to China {jazz standard}
On Green Dolphin Street {jazz standard}
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Our Love is Here to Stay (Gershwin)
Out of Nowhere {jazz standard}
Over the Rainbow
Pennies From Heaven {jazz standard}
Polkadots and Moonbeams {jazz standard}
Popsicle Toes (Michael Franks)
Road Song (Wes Montgomery)
Romanza {Classical}
'S Wonderful (Gershwin)
Satin Doll (Ellington)
Secret Love {jazz standard}
She's Leaving Home (Beatles)
Shower the People (James Taylor)
Someday My Prince Will Come
Speed of Sound (Coldplay)
St. Thomas (Calypso)
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
Stella by Starlight {jazz standard}
Stompin' at the Savoy (Ellington)
Stormy/Spooky (Classics IV)
Sugar {jazz standard}
Summertime (Gershwin)
Sunny {jazz standard}
Surfer Girl (Beach Boys)
Take Five (Dave Brubeck)
Take the A Train (Ellington)
Tangerine {jazz standard}
Tea for Two {jazz standard}
Tequila Sunrise (Eagles)
The Fisherman (Leo Kottke)
The Nearness of You {jazz standard}
The Shadow of Your Smile {jazz standard}
The Warmth of the Sun (Beach Boys)
The Way I Am (Ingrid Michaelson)
The Way You Look Tonight (Sinatra)
There Will Never Be Another You
They Can't Take That Away From Me (Gershwin)
Triste (Jobim)
True Companion (Marc Cohn)
Trumpet Voluntary {Classical}
Under the Boardwalk (Drifters)
Up On The Roof (Drifters)
Watch What Happens {jazz standard}
Wave (Jobim)
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
What You Won't Do For Love (Bobby Caldwell)
When the Saints Go Marching In {Dixieland}
Yellow Submarine (Beatles)
Yesterday (Beatles)
You Don't Know What Love Is {jazz standard}
You Never Give Me Your Money (Beatles)
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
Your Song (Elton John)
You've Got a Friend (James Taylor)



You were perfect for our Open House! You filled the room with a cheerful, holiday spirit playing a wide selection of tunes from the past to the present.

You are wonderful to work with and we appreciate your gift of time and talent. I hope we will have the opportunity and pleasure for you to play for us again.

Thanks again,

Mary Morrison
Interim Executive Director
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Charleston

Dear David,

Thank you so much for the beautiful music at our Parent Social last night.

You are a very talented musician and we so appreciate you sharing it with us.

We look forward to working with you again in the future.


Ginger Howell
Charleston Day School


Thanks again for last night. It was perfect! Everyone had a great time and were very impressed with your talent.

Michelle Tillman
Dear David,

Thank you for making our Artist's Reception most enjoyable.

Executive Director
Sculpture in the South

Hi David,

Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful music during Monday's reception! I think it definitely made the night a bit more special for our attendees.

The event raised $25,000 so we are very pleased. We appreciate you coming out to perform at the event and hope to see you there again next year!



Andrea Agalloco
Senior Manager,
Development and Culinary Events
Share Our Strength
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-478-6528

David, thank you so much for your beautiful solo guitar music at the rehearsal party on Friday night at McCrady's. I don't think it could have been better. You gave us just what we hoped with such a nice flair.

We also really appreciated your help planning ahead of time so that the evening went smoothly with your playing for cocktails, moving into the dining room to play (at just the right volume), then back for the after party. Your flexibility with our time frame took away all related stress.

It was a great evening for us and our son, and your music set the right tone of elegance and fun. We hope to have a chance to hear you play again soon.

Many thanks...

The Willards


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