Quint Davis at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 2008
|Birth name||Arthur Quentin Davis, Jr.|
November 5, 1947 |
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
|Occupation(s)||Festival producer, music producer, manager|
|Years active||1970 - present|
|Associated acts||George Wein, Allison Miner|
|Website||Festival Productions Inc. - New Orleans|
Quint Davis (born November 5, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) is an American festival producer and director based in New Orleans. He is best known as the producer of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest) founded by George Wein. Davis has been involved in the production of the event from its start in 1970. He is the CEO of Festival Productions, Inc. - New Orleans, the company that produces the Jazz Fest.
Davis was born Arthur Quentin Davis, Jr. in New Orleans. He was the first of three children of the family. His father was an architect whose firm designed notable buildings such as Louisiana Superdome and the New Orleans Arena.
Davis majored in drama and ethnomusicology at Tulane University. While still in college, Davis met Wein who was looking for local co-workers to produce the Jazz Fest. He dropped out of college to be involved in the Festival production with Wein.
Today, Davis still plays the leading role in producing the Jazz Fest. He also acts as the spokesperson of the event and emcees at the Festival.