Born: October 17, 1974
Bryan Davis grew up in the resort town of Cleethorpes, NE Lincolnshire. He started to play the Trumpet at the age of 8. He received his initial musical training at school and in local youth bands and orchestras. He received his first exposure to Jazz and Big Bands at age 15 and began to attend rehearsals for the UK’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra at age 17.
In 1993, Bryan moved to Leeds to take up a place at the city’s College of Music on the Jazz Studies degree course. Upon his arrival he also joined nightclub band Jazz Amiga with whom he gained professional experience touring the UK while continuing his studies by day. At Leeds he studied Trumpet with Richard Iles and Dick Hawdon. In 1996 Bryan rejoined the NYJO and played with them regularly until 2002. During this time he toured with the band in Portugal and performed at Ronnie Scott’s Club, at the BBC Proms and recorded on 5 of NYJO’s CDs and one DVD....