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Quincy Davis (musician)

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Name  Quincy Davis

Role  Musician

Education  Western Michigan University
Albums  Songs in the Key of Q, See The Pyramid
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Quincy Davis (born 27 August 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a jazz drummer who has recorded with Tom Harrell, Benny Green, Hank Jones, Kurt Elling, The Clayton Brothers, Gerald Clayton, Russell Malone, Frank Wess, Eric Lewis, Junko Onishi, Ernestine Anderson, Vincent Gardner, Randy Napoleon, and many others.

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Personal

Davis grew up in a musical family in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His brother is pianist Xavier Davis. He often played with his brother in their home. In grade school, he also picked up the trumpet and tuba. Near the end of his high school career, he attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in northern Michigan. There he played jazz in a group setting and studied classical percussion and trap-set drumming.

Career

After graduating from Interlochen, Davis attended Western Michigan University, where he studied with Billy Hart. He also developed his composition skills there. Often, he would drive to Ann Arbor and perform at clubs there with guitarist Randy Napoleon. Davis graduated in 1999, and moved to New York City a year later.

Within a week of moving, he began playing at Cleopatra's Needle in Manhattan and became the house drummer there for Friday sessions. He began to play with many of the best jazz musicians, including Wynton Marsalis, Frank Wess, Russell Malone, Eric Reed, Cyrus Chestnut, Paquito D'Rivera, Lew Tebakin, Marcus Printup, Warren Vache, Ron Blake, Jon Faddis, Stefon Harris, Peter Berstein, Roy Hargrove, Paula West, Nicholas Payton, New York Voices, Ryan Kisor, Regina Carter and Wessell Anderson.

In March 2001, Davis began touring with trumpeter Tom Harrell. Davis's first tour with Tom was in March 2001. The band included his brother, Xavier.

Davis has played throughout the world in such prominent clubs as The Village Vanguard and The Blue Note in New York City, The Jazz Showcase in Chicago, and Paris, New Morning Jazz Club; The Jazz Bakery, Yoshi's, and Catalina Bar and Grill in California.

In 2010, Davis moved to Winnipeg, Canada as a faculty member of the jazz studies program at the University of Manitoba, headed by noted jazz bassist and educator Steve Kirby. Other noted faculty included tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene, and pianist George Colligan.

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Quincy Davis (musician) Wikipedia


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