Jazz Orchestras and jazz trombonist Steve Davis

Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium


Jazz trombonist, Steve Davis.
Jazz trombonist, Steve Davis.

Steve Davis will perform with MSU Jazz Orchestra I and II as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Jazz Artist in Residence series.

Considered a leading improviser on the trombone, Steve Davis has a lyrical, hard-swinging style that has earned him critical acclaim since the 1990s. An artful collaborator, he has worked with a variety of jazz greats and led his own groups, both on stage and in the recording studio.

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1967, Steve was raised in Binghamton, New York, and graduated in 1989 from The Hartt School’s Jackie McLean Institute. Davis landed his first major gig with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers in New York City in December 1989. He returned to Hartford in 1992 to join McLean’s sextet and to begin nurturing up-and-coming jazz musicians at the Hartt School and Artist’s Collective where he continues to teach. An in-demand sideman and artful collaborator, Davis is featured on more than 130 recordings and is active on the Connecticut jazz scene. He had led his own group, both on stage and in the studio. His latest CD release Say When (Smoke Sessions) is his tribute to the great J.J. Johnson. His other recent CD release, For Real, received rave reviews and includes all original compositions. 

Reserved seating: $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $7 for students and those under age 18. 

Add a $1.50 convenience fee for each ticket ordered online or over the phone. Tickets may also be purchased at the door if available. College of Music Box Office: 517-353-5340, musicboxoffice@music.msu.edu

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