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Classical Latin Jazz Guitarist-Thayer

Latin Jazz Guitarist Thayer
    Atlanta Master Latin Jazz Guitarist weddings cocktail hours Art Shows, Festival Musician

    Thayer was born and raised in Hanover, New Hampshire. The youngest of three sons, he gravitated towards music at an early age. Picking up the guitar at age seven, it was not long before he was enrolled into weekly guitar lessons, which lasted for the next decade.

    Enrolling in Berklee College of Music in 2009, Thayer became a performance major. At Berklee he honed his craft and versatility in Jazz, Rock, and most of all Fingerstyle guitar. Graduating in 2013 in the top five percent of his class, Thayer then relocated to New York City where he worked in the music scene and thrived for years as an in-demand player. Collaborating with many world class musicians who toured with Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Dean Martin, and others, Thayer offered his talents as a guitarist in a variety of genres and ensembles.

    Thayer has also released four solo albums that are in the style of Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. After the pandemic, Thayer was awarded a full scholarship to Georgia State University to pursue a masters in Classical Guitar Performance, under the guidance of Dr. Luther Enloe. “Through my studies with Dr. Enloe, I have achieved what I set out to achieve; instituting Classical technique and repertoire to my solo instrumental guitar repertoire.” Upon graduation from Georgia State University, Thayer is now working in Atlanta starting his collaboration with Blue Sky Entertainment.

    Any intimate setting or performance is catered to with the talents and repertoire that Thayer attains. From elegant and traditional Classical pieces and blazing Romantic era Spanish works, to Chet Atkins and Travis Picking arrangements of jazz standards, to soothing Brazilian, Argentinian, and Paraguayan arrangements. Thayer can elevate the elegance of your private party, wedding, cocktail hour, or supper club.

    American Songbook Standards

    La vie en rose
    Fly me to the moon
    Sweet Georgia Brown
    Autumn leaves
    It’s only a paper moon
    When the saints go marching In
    Blue Moon
    It had to be you
    The tiger rag
    All of me
    Stella by starlight
    All the things you are
    There will never be another you
    My romance
    In a sentimental mood
    The shadow of your smile

     Latin Favorites

    The Girl From Ipanema
    Las Abejas
    Oye Como Vas
    Blue bossa
    Black Orpheus


    Speed of Sound - Coldplay
    Wonderwall - Oasis
    When I come around
    Smells like teen spirit
    Viva La Vida
    Seven Nation Army
    Watermelon Sugar High
    Sunday Morning
    Don’t know why
    Love Yourself
    Careless Whisper
    Wonderful Tonight
    Every Breath you Take