Angela Davis (musician)

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Angela Davis (born 23 June 1985) is an Australian saxophonist currently residing in Melbourne. Her first release "The Art of The Melody received strong reviews in the United States and Australia and was successful on the US Jazz Charts. She is known for her pure sound reminiscent of Lee Konitz (with whom she studied), Art Pepper and Paul Desmond. Davis is a 2014 recipient of the prestigious Brian Boak Bursary in Queensland.


Angela Davis grew up in Queensland, Australia. She studied at the Queensland Conservatorium under the tutelage of John Hoffman and Steve Newcomb. After graduating with first class honors, Davis went to study for a Masters of Music degree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has since moved to New York, where she plays in clubs with her own group and as a sideman.


As leader[edit]

  • 2013: The Art Of The Melody (Nicholas Records)
  • 2015: Lady Luck (Nicholas Records)
  • 2019: Little Did They Know (ABC Jazz)

As a sideman[edit]

  • 2016 "Weave - Leigh Carriage"
  • 2006 "Esperanca - The Con Artists with Graeme Lyall"
  • 2004 "Pugh Mosso - The Con Artists with Jim Pugh"


  • "JazzWeek CD Releases | Angela Davis: The Art Of The Melody (Nicholas Records)". Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  • "Angela Davis one of the winners of the Brian Boak Bursary". Retrieved 13 June 2014.