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Ian M. Davis

Ian Davis started drumming at 15 as an R&B drummer with The Barons, playing gigs on the South Carolina “chittlin' circuit” with Earl Davis, George McCauley, Craig Washington, Phil Griffin, and “Cool” John Ferguson. He played folk and fusion in the 70's, alt-pop, improvisational, and big band music in the 80's, and played with Blue Chair, Mind Sirens, Bicentennial Quarters, Trailer Bride, and Chris Stamey/Kirk Ross in the 90's. He was host drummer for 6 years at the Carrboro Arts Center monthly jazz jam. He moved to the Bay Area in '95 and played with Mills College-based large improvising ensemble Micro Collective Orchestra along with Scott Rosenberg, Matt Ingalls, Morgan Guberman, Brian Pearson, Brian Kane, and many others

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