Born: July 7, 1981
With a background like hers, it makes sense that Caroline Davis turned out to be such an intriguing artist. She was born in Singapore in 1981 to European parents—her father was a British engineer, her mother a Swedish actor. She was raised in a primarily African-American section of Atlanta, where she fell in love with gospel and R&B. And she spent her teens in the very different setting of a middle-class Dallas suburb, where she played saxophone in her junior high band, influenced by her parents’ love of Michael Jackson, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and other rock and soul bands with horn sections....
AwardsSisters in Jazz (2006) Downbeat outstanding soloist (2007) Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program (2011)
“All in all, proof that there is superb jazz still emerging from America's Second City.” - Jon Turney, Londonjazz.blogspot.co.uk, 2012
But if you've heard Davis in the past year, you already know that her own playing provides all the validation she needs. - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, 2012