Jason Davis is an accomplished jazz and classical bassist, with expertise in many styles including straight ahead, Brazilian/world music, orchestral, and chamber music. He is currently leading a project called Earthsound,a Boston-based project that showcases original world music and jazz alongside recorded environmental sounds. The music draws upon the sounds and styles of diverse composers such as Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Thelonious Monk, Maurice Ravel, and Igor Stravinsky. Improvised pieces performed over recorded soundscapes of natural settings complement the unique sound of the ensemble.
Upright bass and various electric basses. 7-string nylon string guitar.
Jazz and the great outdoors aren't commonly associated with each other, but for bassist and bandleader Jason Davis, they've been the twin poles of an emerging career that's as much - pardon the pun - about timber as it is about timbre.
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That's because Davis is not just a classically trained bassist whose tastes range from Stravinsky to Brazilian music, but also an environmental researcher and former park ranger at places like the Cape Cod National Seashore. He has one master's degree in classical performance, and another in ecology.
Now Davis, 31, who grew up in Lexington and is back on the Boston scene after time away for study in Florida and Costa Rica, is merging his fascinations in Earthsound
Willing to teach
Graduated with Masters in Music from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Also studied at McGill University and Berklee College of Music. Can teach upright bass, electric bass and guitar, as well as ear training and music theory. Many years of teaching privately as well as small ensembles and music labs. Available some evening and weekend hours. Reasonable rates.