Friday, September 13th @ 7:00 pm
Jazz Alley | Alley Between 93 & 94 St
Dan Davis is a saxophonist and educator from Edmonton AB. He completed his Masters in Jazz Studies at the University of South Florida in 2009.
The Writers’ Guild, a new music composition collective he co-leads received a WCMA nomination for their record “Based on a True Story.” In 2015 Dan’s composition “What Happens Next” received an Edmonton Music Award for Best Jazz Recording.
Dan has been fortunate enough to perform with P.J. Perry, Tommy Banks, Jim Head, Joel Gray, Juno winners Mike Murley and Kevin Turcotte, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, the Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra, the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra, and the Glen Miller Orchestra. Dan’s latest project sees him bringing the Baritone Saxophone to the front of the stage. This is the saxophone Dan started on back in 8th grade and is the instrument that allows him to speak most truly with his musical voice.
His music is inspired by the sweet-sounding Harry Carney and Gerry Mulligan, as well as the brash and sassy sounding Ronnie Cubert and Garry Smullian. Currently, Dan is an instructor at MacEwan University and the MacEwan Conservatory of Music at Alberta College. He gives masterclasses and performances around his home province of Alberta and across Western Canada.