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Michael R. Davis

At twenty-five years old, “eloquent trumpet prodigy” Mike Davis (Wall Street Journal) has a voice beyond his years on his instrument. His playing is imbued with the sounds of prohibition-era speakeasies, Hoovervilles of the depression, and glittering jazz palaces of the swing era, creating a timeless cocktail of American music. A recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Mike began his trumpet instruction at age nine with Jerry Oram in Seattle, and went on to study with Laurie Frink until her death in July of 2013. Both encouraged his interest in early jazz styles, which led to his beginning to work professionally in New York City during his college years. He now appears regularly around New York City with Dandy Wellington and his band, Emily Asher’s Garden Party, Gelber and Manning, Glenn Crytzer, Terry Waldo, Baby Soda, Dan Levinson, and many other traditional jazz and swing bands. A regular at the celebrated jam session at Mona’s Bar, Mike is one of the vanguard of young musicians bringing traditional jazz to the forefront of the NYC music scene.


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”Eloquent trumpet prodigy” Wall Street Journal

“Unexpected delight!” New York Times

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