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Jenny Davis

Jenny Davis is a jazz vocalist, composer, arranger and international performing artist with an incredibly deep and multi-faceted joy for music. As an innovative composer/arranger of instrumental and vocal music, her most current recording project is inspired by her advocacy to advance human rights.

The work represents her original collection of scores written for: jazz saxophone quartet, string quartet and piano ensemble. The project titled: Yeoman Warders was recorded at David Lange Studios, March 2019, featuring: Grammy-nominated pianist, Jovino Santos Neto, Chuck Deardorf, Jeff Busch, Mark Taylor, Kate Olson, Cynthia Mullis, Jim Dejoie, Dmitri Matheny and Kurt Festinger. Showcasing a live recording of her piece titled: Rearranged, accompanied by: The Sirius String Quartet, based in New York City.

A Seattle native, Jenny earned her MFA in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and received her Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts in jazz studies, where she was awarded the Maggie Hawthorne scholarship. A 25-year veteran of straight-ahead jazz she actively performs throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada. Most recently she returned from a European tour where she performed her original compositions with France’s award-winning, David Bressat Trio.

A recording artist, she has recorded and co-produced several albums, which have garnered critical praise spinning records on the jazz charts. “Jenny Davis is the kind of singer that gets deep into a song and makes you feel the lyrics.” (JAZZ TIMES).

Jenny Davis' intimate jazz standards titled: INSIDE YOU. The album includes some original and little known tracks drawn from some of the best composers. Internationally renowned composer, RODGERS GRANT, worked closely with Davis, and contributes with his sultry ballad, MORNING GLORY, while JENNY DAVIS displays her commitment to jazz with the title track.

“You have now given me more reason to gloat! A sparkling performance…I love it!” RODGERS GRANT

Featured on INSIDE YOU; are jazz guitarist, Chuck Easton; San Francisco tenor saxophonist, Louis Aissen and double bassist, Ted Enderle. All with decades of seasoned jazz experience as ‘top in their field’ performers and educators. Chuck Easton, a Berklee School of Music alumni and grant recipient from the National Endowment of the Arts, and has gone on to educate hundreds of students, including celebrated guitarist, Miles Okasaki, who regularly performs with Jane Monheit.

RODGERS GRANT (b. 1935) Pianist Rodgers Grant is best known for his work with Mongo Santamaria in the 1960s, where, for a time, Herbie Hancock was his substitute. His composition Morning Star has been frequently recorded by Stan Getz, Hubert Laws, Ralph Moore and others. He was a co-writer of the pop hit Yeh Yeh which is sometimes featured in film and TV soundtracks. Sonny Fortune, Groove Holmes, T.S. Monk, and Mongo are among the other Jazz artists who have recorded his compositions.

Jenny Davis is an authentic jazz vocalist whose traditional approach to the standards demonstrates her commitment to the art of jazz and swing. She is highly respected by critics and a favorite of audiences with her impressive brand of straight-ahead jazz---combining lush vocals with sophisticated phrasing.

Allen Williams of Jazz Review writes “Jenny Davis finds the magic in the music and swings it!”