Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

Billie Davies

Billie Davies is a jazz drummer and composer best known for her Avant-garde, Free Jazz, Avant-jazz and Nu Jazz compositions since the mid nineties, and her improvisational drumming techniques she has performed in Europe and in the US. Billie Davies hails originally from Brugge, Belgium. She played and performed all over Europe until immigrating to the United States at 32, where she has been active as a jazz musician ever since.

On November 14, 2013 while living in Hollywood, Billie Davies received the “Jazz Artist Of The Year” Award by the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards. That year in L.A. notices the beginnings of her inclinations towards a style that can be best explained today as Nu jazz. (On the recordings of “12 VOLT” she played on her combined set of electric and accoustic drums and later she released two improvisations, “SUNRAAAH” & “Melancholia Abstractissimus”.).

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Take Five With...
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

All About Jazz
Billie Davies: Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon
By Budd Kopman
Published: May 24, 2016
Free drummer Billie Davies calls Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon a symphony, which implies composition, larger planned structures, etc. Nothing like that is here, as the music was improvised and recorded in one session. However, this music is not just a free session of highly intuitive and sensitive players; it has a reason for being, and that reason is the intersection of the life paths of two artists working in different media -Davies, a musician and Serge Vandercam, a painter, at specific time and place.

In correspondence, Davies described their meeting and subsequent relationship: That is a long story that started with me re-discovering the CoBrA art movement after having been away from all that culture, I was surrounded by in Europe and that represented my inner self, my roots and my energy, for too long

Read more

70 Photos

Albums

Videos

Premium Profiles

Ryan Blotnick Ryan Blotnick
guitar
Anton Schwartz Anton Schwartz
sax, tenor
Kathy Sanborn Kathy Sanborn
composer/conductor
William Mentz William Mentz
vocalist
Quinsin Nachoff Quinsin Nachoff
saxophone
Jen de Ness Jen de Ness
vocalist
Ken Field Ken Field
sax, alto
Harrison Goldberg Harrison Goldberg
saxophone
Tommy Smith Tommy Smith
sax, tenor
Danny Freyer Danny Freyer
vocalist
Nicolas Bearde Nicolas Bearde
vocalist
Leigh Pilzer Leigh Pilzer
sax, baritone

All About Vince Guaraldi!

An exclusive opportunity for All About Jazz readers to participate in the celebration of a jazz legend.