Jeremy Davenport

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Jeremy Davenport
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Jeremy Davenport playing jazz trumpet at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2007
Background information
Born 1970
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Genres Jazz
Instruments trumpet
Website www.jeremydavenport.com

Jeremy Davenport (born 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American jazz trumpeter and singer based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

For nearly a decade, Davenport has been a vital part of the New Orleans music scene. With original lyrics and music, Jeremy infuses his unique style and mood of storytelling creating not only a modern edge, but also the distinct feeling of a lifestyle reminiscent of a time when Jazz was at its peak of popularity. He is known for his vocal and trumpet playing skills, as well as being a born entertainer. Davenport’s showing has tempted such performers as Sting, Paul McCartney, Harry Connick, Jr. and Diana Krall.

Jeremy Davenport was born in St. Louis, Missouri into a family of musicians. His mother has been a music educator for nearly 50 years and his father recently retired, after 40 years, from the St. Louis Symphony. From a young age Davenport studied and played with members and guests of the St. Louis Symphony which included an early introduction to jazz great Wynton Marsalis. [1]

Following high school, Davenport attended the Manhattan School of Music, under the direction of Raymond Mase. During this time, Wynton Marsallis introduced Davenport to Harry Connick, Jr. Together they persuaded Davenport to move to New Orleans. Davenport enrolled at University of New Orleans and then studied under Wynton's father, music educator and jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis.

After his tutelage from Wynton and Ellis Marsallis, Davenport toured internationally with Harry Connick Jr.'s Big Band for six years and then returned to New Orleans to play at Snug Harbor, a top local jazz venue. It was there that he made a connection with chef Emeril Lagasse, leading to television appearances on a sit-com and Lagasse's cooking show. His media appearances also include Cosmo, GQ, Travel and Leisure, "People Magazine," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and the "David Letterman Show" among others. Musically, Davenport usually plays a mix of American jazz standards and his own songs.[2]

He plays regularly every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Davenport Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.

Discography[edit]

  • Puttin' on the Ritz (1995)
  • Maybe in a Dream (1997)
  • Christmas Gumbo (2004)
  • Jeremy Davenport (2005)
  • Live at the Bistro (2005)
  • We‘ll Dance ‘Til Dawn (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ NPR's JazzSet: Jeremy Davenport 2006, NPR, accessed 15 December 2006
  2. ^ Jeremy Davenport: The Sounds of New Orleans. January 2004, JazzReview.com, by Cheryl Hughey, accessed 27 December 2006

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