Music for Social Justice: Xavier Davis, piano

Special video premiere presentation

Video interview and performance with jazz pianist Xavier Davis

Graphic: Music for Social Justice, pianist Xavier Davis


This performance is part of the Michigan State University College of Music video series, Music for Social Justice, an opportunity for MSU artists to express their thoughts and feelings on important social justice issues, doing so with their insightful, often moving comments and of course their art, the music. Nine episodes of the series have been filmed, premiering online August 12 through December 2, 2020. 

Watch the premiere of this presentation and share comments on the MSU College of Music YouTube channel.

Xavier Davis is a gifted pianist, composer, arranger, and producer of music. He has released critically acclaimed recordings as a bandleader, and his talent has been featured on more than 60 albums. A Grammy-winning artist as part of the Christian McBride Big Band, he is one of the most accomplished jazz pianists worldwide. A dedicated educator, Davis is associate professor of jazz piano at the MSU College of Music

The 2020–2021 Music for Social Justice video series is generously sponsored by the MSU Federal Credit Union

All videos in the MSU Music for Social Justice series have been filmed following safety guidelines and regulations as set forth by Michigan State University and the State of Michigan.

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