Michael Davis (trombonist)

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Michael Davis (born August 13, 1961 in San Francisco, California) is a jazz trombonist from San Jose, California.

Biography[edit]

Trained by his father, Joe Davis (also a professional trombonist/pianist), from a young age, he studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Davis has worked with famous singers and bands, including The Rolling Stones,[1] Bob Dylan and Michael Jackson. He is also a music entrepreneur.[2]

He spends most of his time acting as a clinician for colleges and high schools all over the USA. Noted as a talented educator, he started Hip-Bone Music to write publications for young jazz musicians. He has written books regarding warm-ups, trombone technique, jazz theory, and many other topics. He has also co-written several books on trumpet and jazz pedagogy.

In 2014, Michael Davis visited the Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and participated in their annual jazz festival. He gave several clinics, participated in adjudicating several high school bands, and played with the Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • 1989 Sidewalk Cafe
  • 1991 Heroes
  • 1994 Midnight Crossing
  • 2000 Brass Nation
  • 2003 Trumpets Eleven
  • 2015 Bone Alone

As sideman[edit]

With Linda Eder

  • 1991 Linda Eder
  • 1997 It's Time
  • 2003 Broadway My Way

With Bob Mintzer

  • 1990 The Art of the Big Band
  • 1991 Departure
  • 1993 Only in New York
  • 2000 Homage to Count Basie
  • 2003 Gently
  • 2004 Live at MCG
  • 2006 Old School New Lessons
  • 2008 Swing Out
  • 2012 For the Moment

With The Rolling Stones

  • 1995 Stripped
  • 1998 No Security
  • 2008 Shine a Light

With Philippe Saisse

  • 1995 Masques
  • 1997 Next Voyage
  • 1999 Halfway Till Dawn
  • 2009 Philippe Saisse

With Andy Snitzer

  • 1994 Ties That Bind
  • 1996 In the Eye of the Storm
  • 1999 Some Quiet Place
  • 2013 The Rhythm

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ Astarita, Glenn (May 3, 2004). "May 2004". All About Jazz. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  2. ^ Biography, pdf file
  3. ^ "Michael Davis | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 December 2017.

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