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About David Davis

8/8/2024

David Davis

A Hartt School of Music graduate with a degree in Jazz studies and Music Management, David has studied with and is a protégé’ of the late world-renowned professor and jazz saxophonist, Jackie McLean. He has performed with a variety of artists including Mary J. Blige, Deborah Cox, LL Cool J, Brian McKnight, Keith Washington, Sean Puffy Combs, Kid Kapri, Biz Markie, John P. Kee, Karen Clarke, Marion Meadows, Roy Ayers, Donald Harrison, Dave Valentine, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Sherry Winston, Chuck Loeb, Chery Hayes, and Gloria Lynn, to name a few.

David has traveled and performed in Hong Kong, Beijing during the 2008 Olympics, and Shanghai, China. His contemporary and straight-ahead collections have cemented his place as one of the most prominent artists. His self-produced music features him on keyboard, drums, and percussions, EWI (Electric Wind Instrument), drum programming and vocals. His swiftness on stage, unique round sound that is percussive yet soulful, and contagious smile have earned him the reputation as the “musician’s musician.”

He is also the founder of his own production and publishing company, producing and writing music for Hip Hop, R & B, Gospel, Jazz and Dance artists. With 11 CD’s of his own and many collaboration recordings, David has become a force to be reckoned with in the music world.

“Being chosen to perform at the Branford Jazz Festival this year is an incredible honor, one that humbles me deeply. It’s not just a stage – it’s a sacred space where I can share my love for music with an audience who appreciates its power to unite and inspire. I’m grateful for this opportunity to contribute my voice to the many amazing talents that graces this festival,” said Davis.

David Davis