Steve Davis

Steve Davis - american jazz drums - GAM Music



Virtuoso Jazz drummer Steve Davis, born in Santa Barbara, California, has performed with David Liebman, Bill Evans, Richie Beirach, John Pattitucci, Walt Weiskopf, Benny Golson, Ira Sullivan, Lynne Arriale, and Andy Laverne. He has over 200 recordings to his credit, including 12 of his own.

Steve is also a respected recording engineer in the jazz community having engineered over 300 recordings.

In addition to his extensive touring throughout Europe and North America, Steve served on the faculty of Jamey Aebersold Jazz Clinics from 1982-2008 and served on the faculty of the Berlin Conservatory of Music as professor of jazz studies in 2000 and 2001, as well as Port Townsend in 2007. He has written six drum books, including a (2008) released book from Schott-Music Publishing, and has conducted educational clinics throughout the world.

Having performed together several times in New York City, and then for extended periods of time in Berlin, Germany, Steve Davis and Jeanfrançois Prins recorded their trio CD “Light” (GAM 918) feat. bassist Larry Kohut, a mere 10 days after the terrorist attack on New York on September 11, 2001. They dedicated this very pure and “live” jazz recording to the victims, their families, and the numerous heroes who rescued so many others.

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This pure jazz guitar trio album was recorded just a few days after the September 11, 2001 attack on NYC. The trio felt that it was therefore even more important than usual to focus on sharing music, and ultimately sending all that positive energy out in the world.