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     Kenny Davis

Kenny is a native of Chicago, IL. Kenny's career began by listening to such great R&B artist such as: Earth Wind & Fire, Brother's Johnson and the Temptations just to name a few. At first being self taught he then studied music theory with David Holder Sr. He then went on to Northeastern Illinois University were he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education.

Upon entering Northeastern University he discovered jazz music, and he quickly became part of the chicago jazz scene playing with Von Freedman, Ari Brown and Fred Anderson. Later he went on to study classical bass with Warren Benfield of the Chicago Symphony, and had a number of lessons with Jeffrey Bradetich. Some of his jazz influences are Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, and Ron Carter. In addition, he also was influenced by the following electric bass musicians: Jaco Pastorius and Verdin White.

He moved to New York in 1986 where he played with Out of the Blue (OTB), and then quickly got adapted to the New York scene. While there he also made a living by doing sessions and jingles. In New York he began appearing with such artists as: Freddy Hubbard, Cassandra Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, Diane Reeves and Art Farmer and studying music with Ron Carter.

One of the highlights of his career was being a musical arranger for a song on the Grammy Award winning artist Cassandra Wilson's CD "Blue Light Till Dawn".

Throughout the 90's, Davis toured with such notable jazz artists as Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves and Art Farmer. In 1999 Kenny Davis got the call from Kevin Eubanks the band leader/musical director of The Tonight Show band. Davis was the bassist of The Tonight Show band from September 1999 thru March 2002.

In June 2002, Kenny Davis moved back to New York and he is back touring, recording and teaching.


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www.40north.org/jazzthreads/artists/kennydavis.html Biography
www.kennydavis.net Personal website. Biography, discography
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Various Artists - 'A Guide For The Perplexed' - M&A Group, Planet Music
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 Don Byron - 'Bug Music' - 1996, Nonesuch
 Don Byron - 'No-Vibe Zone: Live At Knitting Factory' - 1996, Knitting Factory
 Don Byron - 'Tuskegee Experiments' - 1992, Elektra Nonesuch
 Uri Caine - 'Sphere Music' - 1992, Polydor
 Steve Coleman - 'The Tao Of Mad Phat: Fringe Zones' - 1993, Novus, RCA
 Carla Cook - 'It's All About Love' - 1999, Max Jazz
 Carla Cook - 'Simply Natural' - 2002, MaxJazz, Prospekt
 Will Downing - 'A Dream Fulfilled' - 1991, Island
 Will Downing - 'Come Together As One' - 1989, Island
 Art Farmer - 'Soul Eyes' - 1991, Enja
 Rachelle Ferrell - 'First Instrument' - 1989, Blue Note
 Hasidic New Wave - 'Jews And The Abstract Truth' - 1997, Knitting Factory, Evolver
 Conrad Herwig - 'A Voice Trough The Door' - 2012, Criss Cross
 Stanley Jordan - 'Bolero' - 1994, Arista
 David Murray - 'David Murray Quintet' - 1996, DIW
 Cassandra Wilson - 'Blue Light. Til Dawn' - 1993, Prospekt, Blue Note
 Cassandra Wilson - 'Rendezvous' - EMI, Galactic

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