MP3 Gary Davis - Playing My Dues
Smooth jazz with an adult groove, a spice of r&b on a traditional jazz foundation.
9 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
From playing sold-out venues in his hometown Milwaukee to international concert dates abroad, Gary Davis, leader of the Gary Davis Band and Gary Davis jazz quartet, has received the long awaited and well deserved recognition on the national jazz scene as an award winning contemporary and smooth jazz saxophone artist.
Gary started as a drummer at age nine and picked up the sax at age 16. He began developing his musical chops while attending the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music where he studied jazz under Berkeley Fudge and later additional training from Houston, Texas music professor, Conrad Johnson. He expanded his listening and studying to many jazz and R&B sax masters including Joe Henderson, Stan Getz, John Coltrane, Wilton Felder, Grover Washington, Jr., Stanley Turrentine, and King Curtis.
Although new to the smooth jazz ranks, Davis has more than 30 years of musical experience behind him and a line of influences including related blues singer and guitarist Freddie King. Davis has formed a sound and style that he describes as contemporary jazz, with a soulful adult groove, on a traditional jazz foundation.
Davis’ 2002 release “Don’t Wait For Spring Remix” was self-produced and launched four songs into radio rotation. The CD has been well reviewed and has attracted both national and international sales and airplay.
In late 2005, on his G.D.M. Productions label, he released his second self produced CD again with the Gary Davis Band entitled “Playing My Dues”. That CD has been extremely well reviewed and quoted in 2006 as having a top ten and most favorite track of the year potential by reviewers. The launching of this CD has opened more doors of recognition for him to appear in https://www.tradebit.com, R&R magazine, Jazziz magazine, BET J, along with an internationally broadcast cable special “Tribute to Lou Rawls” and more.
With the backing and support of his jazz trio or five piece band and vocalist, he continue to be booked from select hometown venues to regional and international concert dates. He has performed before sell-out crowds to audience and reviewer acclaim. He has played and collaborated with many well known artists in the music business such as: The Jazz Crusaders, Herbie Mann, Jeff Lorber, Ronnie Laws, Chris Botti, George Duke, Norman Brown and others.
Look forward to hearing and seeing Gary Davis in your area and radio dials.