Kevin Davy
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Where are you located?
London, U.K., but travel throughout Europe.
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Educator, Clinician, Arranger, Composer
Tell us a little about your background...
Trumpeter, and bandleader, playing Jazz, Improvised, Progressive, and Experimental Music.

Kevin Davy Group, Kevin Davy Quartet KDQ

I also work and collaborate with other ensembles and musicians/bandleaders in the u.k., and in Germany, France and Switzerland and Japan.


Personnel in my group projects:

Kevin Davy - Trumpet and Flugel Horn,
Gregor Hilbe - Drums,
Adrian Lawrence - Drums,
Darlington Joseph - Bass,
Vicky Tilson - Bass,
Renu Hossain - Tablas and Percussion,
Dom Pipkin - Piano and Keys,
Jo Hendrix Ndelo - Vocals

Kevin Davy:
London-based, Jazz Improviser, band-leader, composer and trumpeter Davy tends towards the modal approach to jazz and improvised music, citing influences such as: Hannibal, Lester Bowie, Don Cherry, Tomas 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, as well as his own former groups, KDQ and D'semble.
Davy has worked in jazz across musical genres in France, Switzerland and Germany, with artists such as;
Pibo Marquez(Venezuela), Sangoma Everett(USA), Shiek Tidiane Sek(Mali), Kresimir Debski(Warsawa, Poland), Roman Rahout(Poznan, Poland) Paul Shigihara(Koln, 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, and The Aliens.
Davy has performed on the European music festival curcuit, including: the Montreaux, and North Sea Jazz Festivals, as well as New York's revered Summerstage 2000.
More recently I played trumpet on tour for Afrika Afrika.
see: www.afrikaafrika.de
I worked for them over a period of nine months through 2008 to 2009, in the U.K., Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria.
Also over the last few years I have been involved in the Boww Project. this project is led by drummer Gregor Hilbe, who is based in Basel, Switzerland.
We all played the OffBeat Festival in 2007.

I also played with Sangoma Everett, and his Gnawa Project at the PercFest on the Liguarian (town of Liguelia) coast of Italy in 2008.

Collaborative ventures are planned with associates in Manchester (my musical background), germany, switzerland, france.

The current Kevin Davy group, is a six-piece lineup. With its roots firmly in Jazz. Davy has tended to use small ensemble for as a vehicle for his composition and musical direction.
The compositions are originals by Davy. The music is underpinned by an urban edge, employing grooves from Nu Jazz, and harmony derived from blues, gospel, and the near east. This is reflected in the trumpet tonality, and the textures brought to the music, by instruments such as: tablas, congos, and scat vocals.

Over the last year, Kevin has toured with the acclaimed vocalist; Finley Quaye, in UAE, South Africa and around Europe.

http://www.finleyquaye.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj2yxPnz_-g


Kevin Davy is currently working on a range of collaborative projects and his own compositions.

www.kevindavy.co.uk
www.myspace.com/dsemble
www.reverbnation.com/kevindavy
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Through a friend on the network via myspace.
What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist, Trumpet
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://www.kevindavy.co.uk
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photographs

Photographs here by tony kofi (in black and white),
and the colour shot, is by Julia Stransistor



My profile shot is by Marizu Okereke


additional photographs of recent gig in berlin.

http://radlwimmer.at/jam/

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Boww Project

Posted on November 1, 2009 at 7:49pm 1 Comment

Please feel free to browse through the Boww website for information on forthcoming releases and also live performances.

www.rhythming.net

BOWW CD AVAILABLE TO LISTEN AND BUY ONLINE.

Posted on July 15, 2009 at 6:59pm 0 Comments

Please take time to have a listen to Gregor Hilbe's Boww album.
I am proud to have been a part of this project, and also to have performed with
this ensemble at the OffBeat Festival in Basel, Switzerland, in 2007.

Here is the link.

http://home.napster.com/ns/music/album.html?album_id=13080198

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