Jazz Lates: Kevin Davy, Ninety One Living Room, Tuesday, 13. August 2019

We welcome the wonderful Kevin Davy to the Living Room stage Saturday 13th July for Jazz front tables are reserved for dinner guests, so book in to dine with us and enjoy the show from your table: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------London-based, Jazz Improviser, band-leader, composer and trumpeter. Davy tends towards the modal approach to jazz and improvised music, citing influences such as trumpeters; Hannibal Lokumbe, Lester Bowie, Don Cherry, Tomasz Stanko, Nils Molvaer Pederson, John Hassel, and others.He is best known for international touring and recording with Lamb, Adam F, Two Banks of Four, Lemn Sissay (Secret Society), as well as his own groups, KDQ and D'semble. According to styles and genres in Jazz and music generally, Davy has worked across a wide variety of styles, throughout Europe, with artists such as; Pibo Marquez (Venezuela), Sangoma Everett (USA/France), Shiek Tidiane Sek (Mali/France), Kresimir Debski (Poland), Roman Rahout Poland) Paul Shigihara (Japan/Germany), and Doudou Gouirand (France) to name but a few. Davy's trumpet has featured on albums by Japanese producer Sugizo (Truth?), and (Grand Cross), US vocalist Melissa Kaplan, The Crass Collective, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Ashley and Jackson, Chapter and the Verse, Adamski, Unabombers, The Aliens, and in Germany on tours with Afrika Afrika. Also Kevin Davy has toured internationally with the celebrated vocalist; Finley Quaye, and Cymande. Davy has performed on the Montreaux, and North Sea Jazz Festivals, as well as New York's revered Summerstage, in central park, Manhattan. Over recent years Davy's group has played most of the main London jazz stages, such as: the Ealing Jazz Festivals, Soho's Pizza Expresss Jazz Clubs, The Vortex, and the Spice of Life. Kevin Davy plays jazz standards, and originals. Kevin Davy's music direction:Kevin Davy tends to work within small jazz ensemble, from quartet to sextet, and occasionally larger groups, for his own music. Occasionally varying the instrumentation beyond the normal jazz rhythm section. Davys composition employs strong melodic content, urban edge, and elements from Nu Jazz, harmony from blues, gospel, and the near east. Space, tone and texture are important components of the musical direction with regard to the trumpet and other instrumentation.

Tuesday, 13. August 2019, Ninety One Living Room, Jazz Lates: Kevin Davy

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