AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Honoring Nathan Davis
Acclaimed jazz instrumentalist, composer and Music Educator.
Critically acclaimed jazz instrumentalist, recording artist, composer, record producer, author, and esteemed music educator Nathan Davis came to fame in the American expatriate jazz scene in Europe in the 1960s performing with Eric Dolphy, Kenny Clarke, Dexter Gordon, Donald Byrd, Woody Shaw, and Art Blakely’s Jazz Messengers. In Europe he began his recording career going on to release 20 albums as a leader of his own ensembles, the Paris Reunion Band, and the Roots. A virtuoso player of soprano and tenor saxophones, flute, and bass clarinet Davis has written over 200 jazz compositions, a jazz opera, music for a ballet, film scores, and four symphonies. Recruited by the University of Pittsburgh in 1969 Davis founded one of the first university jazz studies programs in the United States. He brought jazz to respect in the world of academic music with his establishment the International Jazz Archives Journal and his jazz programs.
Enjoy the Music of Nathan Davis