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Caroline Davis - Saxophone

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.

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”One of 2012’s best local CDs, Live Work & Play, features six intriguing originals, a lovely arrangement of Billy Strayhorn’s Blood Count by guitarist Michael Allemana and a romp through Charlie Parker’s Cheryl. Davis is just at home in totally free settings, much like Lee Konitz, who, with her smeary tone and intelligent lines, she somewhat resembles.” - Michael Jackson, Chicago Sun Times, 2012

“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

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