James Duchon

Classical Acoustic Guitar from New Smyrna Beach, FL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$150 - $500 per event
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About
Please allow me to add a special touch to your event with music that can be soft, soothing and romantic or lively and fun. My song list is diverse. I can perform music from genres of jazz, classical, pop, or rock; From Jimmy Buffett to Beethoven; from Zeppelin to Sinatra. I can perform music instrumentally or sung. I sing songs from Jazz standards to more contemporary artists like John Mayer and Jack Johnson. Whatever your occasion, I have the music to suit your needs.

I attained my bachelors degree in music education from the University of Toledo in Ohio. While pursuing my degree, I studied classical guitar under the guidance of Amy Brucksch (Dept. Director). I have attended National Guitar Workshop master classes in Connecticut that featured the amazing Sergio and Odair Assad, Antigoni Goni, and Nathaniel Gunod. I have attended the International Guitar Workshop at Stetson University in DeLand, FL where Oscar Ghilia performed and gave a master class. Also, I have taken private lessons from Jeff LaQuatra.

In addition to performing as a musician, I also DJ. You may find my DJ webpage if you scroll to the bottom of this page. Under "Related Press Kits" there is a link to: JC Productions.

I currently reside in New Smyrna Beach, FL where I perform at many local venues. Recent gigs include: playing aboard the 70 ft. sailboat Schooner Freedom while under way in St. Augustine. I played at a VIP event at the Daytona International Speedway. I opened for Herman's Hermits in Hollywood,FL. I was also hired to perform as a singing telegram for the girlfriend of an overseas military officer. God Bless our troops!
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James Duchon is so amazingly talented that we have wedding guests still calling us to remark on his performance. He was outstanding! He added such a special touch to our wedding and made it all come together. James played during our ceremony as well as our reception and was spectacular throughout both! His voice is phenomenal and we could not have found a more talented guy if we had searched forever. He not only has such a gift musically, but also is such a warm person. It was a pleasure working with him and we really appreciated his being so accommodating and flexible. James, we will never forget how much you helped make our day so special. Nikki & Craig

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---SPEECHLESS--- Talk about an extraordinary talent!!! Every single guest and vendor present for our wedding and reception were blown away by the caliber of James' artistry and professionalism. James is the real deal-- Extremely polished, courteous and accomodating. From the moment we placed our deposit, James opened lines of communication with us and went out of his way to make our day special and our music, PERFECT! Look no further--- NOONE will compare to James Duchon!

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My husband and I hired James for our wedding. He is an extremely talented, professional young man. His communication with us before the wedding was professional, timely and extremely polite. James was accommodating to our needs with performing at our beach ceremony, wearing suitable attire and was very personable with our guests. James learned and performed a requested song perfectly for our ceremony (which was not on his song list). I can not speak highly enough of James and highly recommend him to anyone considering his services. Thank you James!

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We were very pleased with James' performance at our outdoor wedding ceremony. His music added the intimate touch we needed - he played background music as our guests arrived and were seated; he then played specific songs we requested for the bridal party entrance, bride entrance, and wedding party exit. We also received several compliments about him from our guests. He was very professional and greeted us afterward to ensure our satisfaction. Thank you, James!

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We had some rain prior to our ceremony and James had to change out some equipment at the last minute but everything ran so smoothly. I got to have my live guitarist play while walking down the aisle and it was the perfect day. We loved the music and our guests really seemed to enjoy him during the cocktail hour. All and all James was very professional and accommodating.

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Mr. Duchon was a HUGE hit at our wedding. I have guest STILL talking about how much they enjoyed him. He is SO gifted- his music is absolutely wonderful!!! My only regret is that I should have had him stay and play longer! We just Loved having Mr. Duchon play at our wedding. It just made our day all the more special since the bride LOVES live music. He does not disapoint!!!

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Met my expectations and beyond!! Learned a song for my wedding which he played perfectly. All my wedding guest raved how amazing James was. Great communication and very professional. I don't plan on getting married twice but would hire James for any future event. Thank you for making my wedding have that extra special touch :) Jenn

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James performed both acoustic guitar and DJ services for our wedding yesterday. I cannot say enough wonderful things about him. He arrived early and was professionally dressed in a suit. Most of all, he accommodated all of my last minute changes to our original wedding program timeline and I appreciate how easy going he was about it. My guests raved about his acoustic guitar music prior to the ceremony and I wish I was able to hear him perform it. He did wonderful with his announcing and got people moving on the dance floor for the reception. We will definitely be referring him to friends! Don't hesitate, book him before someone else does! Thank you so much, James!

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James was absolutely amazing. We gave him a real challenge with a very important song to us and he played beyond our expectations. James arrived well prepared and professionally dressed and was ready to perform very quicly. Don't hesitate to contact him for your event.

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James was was great to work with. He was polite, prompt, accommodating and played and entertained very well. He definitely helped make our party a success.

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2019
Oct
4
Private Party
Saint Johns, FL
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Jul
20
Private Party
Jacksonville, FL
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2019
Feb
10
Birthday Party (Adult)
Palm Coast, FL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Jul
21
Private Party
Jacksonville, FL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Feb
16
Wedding Ceremony
New Smyrna Beach, FL
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2017
Jun
30
Wedding
Lake Mary, FL
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
May
20
Anniversary Party
Port Orange, FL
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Apr
6
Wedding
Port Orange, FL
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Feb
10
Wedding
Orlando, FL
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2016
Mar
3
Private Party
Port Orange, FL
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
Oct
10
Wedding Reception
Cocoa Beach, FL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Jun
9
Wedding Ceremony
New Smyrna Beach, FL
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
Jimmy Buffett
Cheesburger in Paradise
Jimmy Buffett
Hey Jude
Beatles
Three Little Birds
Bob Marley
How Deep Is Your Love
Bee Gees
Die a Happy Man
Thomas Rhett
Brown Eyed Girl
Jimmy Buffett
Changes In Lattitutes
Jimmy Buffett
Volcano
Jimmy Buffett
Is This Love
Bob Marley
Melt with you
Modern English
Sitting On the Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding
Layla
Eric Clapton
*****Classical / Wedding Favorites******
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Bridal Chorus
Wagner
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Marry Me
Train
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
Better Together
Jack Johnson
How sweet it is
James Taylor
Everything
Michael Buble
Somewhere Over the rainbow
Israel
In my life (instrumental)
Beatles
Here comes the sun (instrumental)
Beatles
Somewhere over the rainbow (instrumental)
Arlen
Grow old with you
Adam Sandler (from Wedding Singer)
Can't help falling in love
Elvis Presely
What a wonderful world
Louis Armstrong
English Dance
Carulli
Kemps Jig
Anon. 16th Cent.
Love song (intrumental)
Tesla
Amazing Grace
Ave Maria
Shubert
*****Pop / Country / Rock*****
Free Fallin'
Tom Petty
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Daughters
John Mayer
Red Red wine
UB40
Love Song
311
Wish you were here
Pink Floyd
She's Everything
Brad Paisley
Me and You
Kenny Chesney
Stairway to heaven (instrumental)
Led Zepplin
Thank you
Led Zeppelin
Yesterday
Beatles
Wild Horses
Rolling Stones
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Take me home country roads
John Denver
****Jazz Standards*****
It had to be you
ala Frank Sinatra
That's Amore
Martin
Don't get around much anymore
ala Frank Sinatra
The girl from Ipanema
Antonio Carlos Jobim
New York, New York
Frank Sinatra
Mambo Italiano
ala Dean Martin
Besame Mucho
Andrea Bocelli version
Autumn Leaves
ala Frank Sinatra
Save the last dance for me
ala Michael Buble
Volare
Dean Martin
Love is here to stay
ala Frank Sinatra
Blackbird (instrumental)
Beatles
Forever young
Bob Dylan
I just called to say I love you
Wonder
Maleguena
Sp. Trad.
Rain Song (instrumental)
Led Zepplin
Romance
Anonymous
Allegro
Giuliani
Allegretto
Carulli
Andantino
Sor
Andantino
Guiliani
Andantino
Carcassi
Take five
Desmond
316
Van Halen
Wave
Jobim
The Entertainer
Joplin
Theme from the Godfather
Williams
One note samba
Jobim
Jazz N' Samba
Jobim
Ribbon in the sky
Wonder
Minuet in G
Bach
All Blues
Miles Davis
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
Asturias
Albeniz
Dance of the hours
Ponchielli
Classical Guitar
Pop Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Ambient Acoustic Guitar
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Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Bat Mitzvahs
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Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
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Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note James Duchon will also travel to Daytona Beach, Edgewater, Port Orange, Deltona, Cassadaga, Lake Helen, Oak Hill, Osteen, Deland, Orange City, Geneva, Scottsmoor, Debary, Ormond Beach, Glenwood, De Leon Springs, Sanford, Lake Monroe, Mims, Mid Florida, Lake Mary, Oviedo, Titusville, Barberville, Winter Springs, Casselberry, Longwood, Orlando, Paisley, Goldenrod.
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