Jazz musician Steve Davis, who is widely regarded as one of today’s leading improvisers on the trombone, will be a visiting artist in the West Virginia University School of Music on Saturday, April 13, where he will present a clinic and a concert.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The clinic will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Room 200B and the concert will follow at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center.

Davis’ lyrical, hard-swinging style first gained him broad recognition during the 1990’s while working with the bands of jazz legends Art Blakey, Jackie McLean, Chick Corea’s Origin and the cooperative sextet, One For All.

He has appeared in Downbeat Magazine’s Reader’s and Critic’s Polls numerous times, winning the TDWR (Rising Star) Trombone Category in 1998. He was also nominated by The Jazz Journalists Association as the 2010 Trombonist of the Year.

He will be performing with bassist Dwayne Dolphin, pianist Max Leake, and drummer Tom Wendt.

For more information on the clinic and concert, contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4359.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4359, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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