Steve Davis

Steve Davis

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A veteran of such landmark jazz ensembles as Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Jackie McLean's Sextet, and Chick Corea's Origin, Steve Davis stands as one of today's most sought after trombonists.

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Steve Davis (Trombone, Leader) – A veteran of such landmark jazz ensembles as Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Jackie McLean’s Sextet, and Chick Corea’s Origin, Steve Davis stands as one of today’s most sought after trombonists. Having appeared on over 100 recordings (with 10 CD's as a leader), Steve has earned himself a name as one of the most lyrical improvisers on any instrument. His compositional talents only further his reputation as an all-around gifted musician. A long-time faculty member (along with Nat Reeves, Rene McLean, Jimmy Greene and others) at The Hartt School's Jackie McLean Institute (University of Hartford), Steve also maintains a busy performing/recording schedule. In addition to leading his own quintet (feat. Mike DiRubbo, David Bryant, Dezron Douglas & Eric McPherson), Davis plays with the collective sextet One For All and is a current member of Benny Golson's New Jazztet, The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band, Larry Willis' Quintet and Freddie Hubbard & The NJCO. Davis has also played alongside notable jazz legends such as Hank Jones, Cecil Payne, Horace Silver, James Moody, Jimmy Heath, Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Cobb, Phil Woods, George Coleman, Harold Mabern, Eddie Henderson and Wynton Marsalis. Other collaborators include such well-known contemporaries as Roy Hargrove, Abraham Burton, Peter Washington, Steve Nelson, Peter Bernstein, John Farnsworth, Michael Weiss and Avishai Cohen. Steve has been an integral voice in the New York-based, cooperative sextet One For All (feat. Eric Alexander, Jim Rotondi, David Hazeltine, John Webber & Joe Farnsworth). After 12 CD's and countless live engagements since 1996, the band continues the tradition of 1960’s hard-bop with invention and brilliance. Davis' recording credits serve as testaments to his constant commitment to explore the future of the music while reminding the listener of the deep roots from which his style is forged. Steve’s new quintet, and its debut recording “OUTLOOK” (Positone) presents the same musical vision and fire as its leader, while simultaneously highlighting the unique and talented voices of each of the respective members.

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10 Oct 2008 9:00 P
Black-Eyed Sally’s Hartford, Connecticut
11 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Slide Hampton Tribute S. Orange High School S. Orange, New Jersey
14 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Anthology San Diego, California
15 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Anthology San Diego, California
16 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Yoshi’s Jazz Club San Francisco, California
17 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Yoshi’s Jazz Club San Francisco, California
18 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Yoshi’s Jazz Club San Francisco, California
19 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Yoshi’s Jazz Club San Francisco, California
21 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Blue Note Jazz Club New York, New York
22 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Blue Note Jazz Club New York, New York
23 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Blue Note Jazz Club New York, New York
24 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Blue Note Jazz Club New York, New York
25 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Blue Note Jazz Club New York, New York
26 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Blue Note Jazz Club New York, New York
27 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Smoke Jazz Club New York, New York
29 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Smoke Jazz Club New York, New York
30 Oct 2008 8:00 P
Kenney’s Red Rock Hartford, Connecticut
7 Nov 2008 8:00 P
Bologna Jazz Festival Bologna, Bologna
21 Nov 2008 8:00 P
Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola New York, New York
22 Nov 2008 8:00 P
Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola New York, New York
23 Nov 2008 8:00 P
Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola New York, New York
30 Dec 2008 8:00 P
Smoke Jazz Club New York, New York
31 Dec 2008 8:00 P
Smoke Jazz Club New York, New York
1 Jan 2009 8:00 P
Smoke Jazz Club New York, New York
2 Jan 2009 8:00 P
Smoke Jazz Club New York, New York
3 Jan 2009 8:00 P
Smoke Jazz Club New York, New York
7 Jan 2009 10:00 P
Small’s Jazz Club New York, New York
8 Jan 2009 10:00 P
Small’s Jazz Club New York, New York

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Discography

2008 - OUTLOOK
2007 - Alone Together
2006 - Update
2004 - Meant To Be
2002 - Systems Blue
2000 - Portrait in Sound
2000 - Vibe Up !
1999 - New Terrain (The Explorers)
1998 - Crossfire
1997 - Dig Deep
1996 - The Jaunt
1996 - Moon Knows (The Explorers)