AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
"In 1934, in Pittsburgh, I heard and saw the Ellington band perform for my first time. Nothing, before or since has affected my life so much. In 1939, I became his protégé, enabling me to be closer and see more.
His first, last and only formal instruction for me was embodied in one word: observe. I did just that, and came to know one of the most fascinating and original minds in American music.
Billy Strayhorn, Down Beat, Nov. 5, 1952
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Dr. Davis was a brilliant man, musician, and light in this world! He was passionate about his Lord, his family, his friends, his students, and of course, his music. Nathan’s contributions and accomplishments were vast and varied, and he leaves a gaping, saxophone-shaped hole in the jazz world, and in our hearts. Rest in peace, dear friend. You will always be loved and missed.
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