Born: December 16, 1974 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Jason Davis Music Producer, Saxophonist
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Jason Davis is a 35 year old seasoned, musician, saxophonist, composer, educator, sound designer and music producer from Dallas, Texas with over 20 years of professional and public performance experience. He began performing classical clarinet solos around town at age 8. Jason feel in love with the tone of the saxophone and quickly switched over to tenor sax. The teachers that help nurture his natural talent are Rev. Sly Wallace, Dean Hill and Norman Fisher. Jason Davis leads his own jazz quintet They've appeared in shows with Roy Ayers, David fat head Newman, Roy Hargrove, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and a special performance for the Mexican Consulate General. As a studio artist he has recorded with the groups Pieces of a Dream, The Dallas Jazz Orchestra, Tommy Young West, Page 43, The DFW Art Ensemble, Redd Young, Charles Collins and several other self produced jazz compilations. The Dallas Morning News featured Jason Davis in an article spotlighting the growing Dallas Jazz Scene and the conversion based art-form that Davis created called Huesic. His sideman experience includes Sandra Kaye, Jeannette Brantley, Emily King, The East Texas All-stars, The Impressions (Curtis Mayfield's Band), Cuba Godding Sr., Dwele, Onzy Matthews Big Band, Laney Mc Donald, Paul Salos Big Band, Inner City All-stars Brass Band, Robert Sanders Big Band, Roger Boykin, George Florence, Camp Wisdom, Lucky Peterson, Norah Jones, Claude Johnson, Flipside and Dolphin Cruises Lines. Residencies, community service, former clients and educational performances include Susan G. Komen Relay for Life, DIFFA Dallas benefit at the Crescent Hotel, Maynard Jackson Elementary, Elisha M. Pease Learning Center, Yvonne Ewell Townview Center, Clean South Dallas House, Lincoln High School, The Black Forest Theatre, Upward Bounds, The MAC, Mountain View College, Science Place, Jazz Artist in Residence at the South Side on Lamar Lofts, The Girl Scouts of America, Phi Delta Kappa, Dallas Museum of Art, Sambuca Jazz Cafes, A Taste of Dallas Festival, Strictly Tabu, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas, Texas College, Black Academy of Arts and Letters Jazz Legends with Marcel Ivery and Shelly Carroll and many more. Jason has written two Jazz Improvisation books, one musical and is working on starting a music library in the South Dallas Area. He is known as the father of Husic, the founder of the Flip Flop Movement. He is Co Producer of the Jam Box Project along with vocalist Mahogany.
Jason Davis at a Glance 1984-2008
25 YEAR PERFORMANCE HISTORY
1984 Performance for County Commissioner John Wiley Price @ MLK Library/ Dallas Public Library Cable Television Recording1985 Solo Clarinet performance for Mrs. Pearl C. Anderson1987 Alto Saxophone solo for Dallas Native and NBA legend Spud Webb1992 Trammel Crow Scholarship @ Arts Jazz Festival/ Daniel Chappie James Elementary ground breaking parade 1993 Loyola Jazz Festival All Star Band/ Bobby Jones Gospel Television Appearances/ attends Weatherford College/African American Museum ground breaking1994 Lead alto sax in the Texas All-State Jr. College Band/ Woodwind Specialist O.W. Holmes Classical Academy/ Private Teacher @Lincoln High School/ Musician @ Peoples Baptist Church 1995 Attended Texas College in Tyler Texas (student teacher)/ Performances with East Texas All-stars and Prof. James Williams Sr. 1996 / Joins Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.1997 Performed on Cruise Ships in the Eastern and Western Caribbean / Who's Who on American College Campuses1998 Performs live on the Soultrain Music Awards with Kirk Franklin/ Works as Teachers Assistant at Pearl C. Anderson in Music Department (choir/ piano/ band & strings)1999 Teaches Woodwind at Town View Magnet Summer Camp/ Performs for Dick Gregory Speech in Tyler, TX. 2000 performs with Jeannette Brantley New-years on top of the Adams Mark 2001 Records at the South Dallas Cultural Center/ Created Husic as a discipline and practice/ Plays Artfest with Trumpet Great Roy Hargrove 2002 Performs with Erykah Badu, Common and Talib Kweli at Bronco Bowl 2003 Opens for David fathead Newman/ Taste of Dallas 2004 Becomes First Jazz musician in residence at the South Side on Lamar Lofts/ Performs at Bass Hall/ opens for Roy Ayers/ Democratic Presidential Debate/Records with Pieces of a Dream2005 / meets Maceo Parker/ Completes 800 page Symphonic Work for full Orchestra/ Records with Sounds of Philly Drummer Charles Collins/releases his first Instrumental music workbook/ Opens the Main Street Arts Festival in Ft. Worth with his own quintet2006 Launches an independent Record Label called Flip Flop Records 2007 Produces, Records and Releases the children Literacy based project called Read with Keith Price for Earning by Learning/ Performs, records and broadcast live at the New Orleans Jazz Festival with legendary gutarist Lucky Peterson/ Commissioned to arrange music for the Historically Black College Football video game / Appears with Cas Haley on the NFL Dallas Cowboys Half time Show on Opening Day/ Potter's House FLO Conference with TD Jakes 2008 Performs for the National Association of Negro Musicians Luncheon/performs with Edwin Holt and the East Texas Symphony/Performs with Pianist Kim Jordan for The Deltas Founders Day @ JBAAL/Co Produces the Jam Box CD with Mahogany and Opens for Jazz in Pink in San Diego/ Complete a rough draft of his first short film-musical.2009 Special guest artist for AKA Sorority Cache Pageant (BAAL), Hosts the Project Jazz Jam, Shaun Martin's Go Go Band, Washington-Lincoln Alumni National Convention, Co-Founds The IPAL Network with Carlton Cooper, Deep Ellum Art's Festival, Brooklyn Jazz Cafe Sunday Nights, Red Young @ Scat Jazz, Musician Hill Chapel CME Church. Feature as soloist with Edwin Holt and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. New Years Eve with Marion Meadows featured with Mahogany.
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
I do texas tenor style clinics.