With a compelling full deep, baritone voice and passion for his craft, Jamie Davis leaves his audiences uplifted and feelin' good… really good, confirming his lead position amongst the quintessential of great male vocalists.
Internationally Acclaimed Vocalist
Vocalist Jamie Davis holds a position amongst the pantheon of great male vocalists with a compelling full deep, baritone voice and passion for his craft that leaves his audiences uplifted and “feelin’ good... really good”.
Jamie’s musical education began in the choir of his father’s Pentecostal Church in Mansfield, Ohio. His unique bass-baritone voice brought life to liturgical music sung in Latin, Bach, Schumann, Mahler and Rameau’s French compositions. There followed a spell in the US Army where he sang not only the memorable ‘show tunes’, but also a wide range of swing, jazz and blues for the Special Services elite group.
After studies under the renowned New York vocal coach Edward Boatner, he moved to San Francisco securing opportunities to perform with Milt Jackson, Eddie Henderson, Melba Moore and Pharaoh Saunders. The year 2000 brought exhilarating performances with The Count Basie Orchestra. On that experience Davis reflects, “Having all that sound behind you is just amazing. You’ve got to ride that current.”
A repertoire from Cole Porter to Stevie Wonder to Charles Mingus, confirms he possesses the flexibility and sexy sophistication by his effortless delivery to stand with any of the great masters. Jamie Davis has been described as a fine wine which has stood the test of time, constantly innovating jazz classics, ‘rolling out’ the blues and performing with one foot in the past and the other in ‘today’
"The rich bass-baritone voice of Jamie Davis proved to be a revelation, and his trio of songs from the classic 1963 John Coltrane/Johnny Hartman album was one of the year's musical highlights." Jazzwise Magazine - Peter Quinn
"You are totally swingin, and the whole package - great pitch and feel and sound!"
Gordon Goodwin, saxophonist/pianist Grammy-winning composer/arranger of The Big Phat Band
"…Jamie Davis another of those extremely polished singers who are beginning to appear again…"Stanley Crouch
“Davis’ dark, dense ‘Round Midnight’ rivals Eckstine’s silken splendor. Most impressively, he manages to elevate Lionel Richie’s ‘Hello’ to the same lofty plateau.” Jazz Times, Christopher Loudon
“Vibe Over Perfection’ is one of the best vocal recordings I have received in a while. Swings beautifully...” Jae Sinnett Jazzweek.com
Pennies From Heaven
The Look Of Love
If You Want Me To Stay
I’m Going To Move To The Outskirts Of Town,
You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Released in 2008
Unity Music LLC, Dig/Ryko
Available from Dig Music, iTunes, Amazon...
“... Davis’s pedigree and voice as well as the cast of accompanying players move ‘It’s A Good Thing’ light years ahead of the others and make it one of the most truly enjoyable albums of the year.”SoulTracks.com
Isn’t She Lovely
I’ve Got The World On A String,
Night And Day
My Funny Valentine
Straight No Chaser
My Kinda Love
Every Day I have the Blues,
The Very Thought Of You Alright Okay You Win
Released in 2006 on Unity Music LLC
Available from iTunes, Amazon...
“The completion of my first solo recording was a labor of love for me. I have always wanted to present the kind of music that I love to sing.“
My One And Only Love
I Love You For Sentimental Reasons,
You Are Too Beautiful
Released in 2002 on JAMCO
Available from CD Baby, Spotify
“…Jamie Davis another of those extremely polished singers who are beginning to appear again…” Stanley Crouch
LEON ANDERSON, Jr.
Available from Dig Music, iTunes, Amazon...
Say It Plain
The Burning Sands
Dedicated To You
Put On A Happy Face
Young At Heart
I’ve Never Been In Love Before,
I’m Glad There Is You
Pay Me My Money
Released in 2009 Unity Music LLC, Dig/RykoDIG 137
Feb 12th, 2016 Big band big Heart fundraiser event at Harris Center in Folsom, Ca.
Feb 13th, 2016 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival with Allen Harris and Vyyo Sotashe
Feb 14th, 2016 Private fundraiser at Claremont Country Club with Terry Miller and friends.
April 30th, 2016 Private party in Rockland, Ca.
May 11th + 12th, 2016 Jazz at Lincoln Center with Michael Feinstein, Mary Stallings, Storm Large.
June 16th, 2016 Crocker Art Museum Jazz Series, Sacramento, Ca.
July 6 + 7th, 2016 Koskenparras, Imatra, Finland. Big band Jazz Festival
July 14th, 2016 Porgy and Bess big band show with Clairdee at SF Jazz Minor Auditorium.
Sept 2 + 3rd, 2016 Reno Jazz Orchestra. First show at Jawkins Amphitheater in Reno, NV, second show at Sand Harbor, Incline Village, NV.
Sept 24th, 2016 John Coltrane 90th Birthday celebration featuring the Johnny Hartman recordings in Baltimore, MD.
Oct 2, 2016 Long Meadow Ranch, Nap, CA Big band event.
Oct 8th, 2016 Fall Community Jazz Concert Series, Danville, CA.
Oct 15th, 2016 St Petersburg Russia, Jazz at Philharmonic Hall opening season concert, an American Embassy of Moscow event.
Oct 17th, 2016 Kaliningrad Russia, Jazz Orchestra concert in association with American Embassy in Moscow.
Oct 20th, 2016 Chabot Collage Big band show.
Oct 27th, 2016 Private show with Shelly Berg, Tom Scott, Laurence Hobgood and others in San Francisco.
Dec 4 + 5th, 2016 Recording date with Count Basie Orchestra, Basie's 80th anniversary celebration at Capital Studios.
Dec 15th, 2016 Nat King Cole's "The magic of Christmas" at SF Jazz in San Francisco, CA.
Dec 22nd + 23rd, 2016, Jazz at Aspen Snowmass, Christmas Celebration.
Independant record label and much more... Executive Producer, Sam Beler had a dream after he heard the rich tones of vocalist Jamie Davis voice. Beler wanted to unite Jamie’s amazing sound with his other passion; re-igniting the popularity of Big Band Jazz…
"Scotty Barnhart's soulful work combines a mastery of tradition with vibrant originality. I love it." - Bill Cosby
An internationally acclaimed Jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, educator, and author now, in his seventeenth year as a featured soloist with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra.
Launched its unique, legal and commercial free podcasting service on the 18th May 2009, and features music across the spectrum of soul and jazz from the last 50 years. Every week, new DJ-led podcasts are posted, with London's Brian Hurst and Atlanta's Jamal Ahmad and Cha-Cha Jones at the forefront of the programming. All podcasts are available to download for free and range between HD+ (320 kbps) and LE (128 kbps) versions. The playlists from these link directly to available downloads and CD purchases through the affiliate partners at Amazon, Amazon MP3, eMusic and iTunes.
Jamie uses the Neumann Microphone KK 105 S
Combining the Neumann KK 104/105 S capsule heads with the Sennheiser SKM 5200/SKM 5000 N* Wireless System thrusts
the legendary Neumann sound into the wireless domain, thus
opening up new dimensions in sound for sophisticated live-
"ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SINGERS OF OLD FASHIONED BLUES IS JAMIE DAVIS."
Sir Michael has been a catalyst in promoting the music of legendary and new artists on his radio and tv shows in the UK, Jamie being one of them. Although retired, he now has an active website, auto-biography 'Parky' and 'My Life In Music' CD. Jamie is featured on Sir Michael's website:
Photographer Patrick Grin
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tel: 1 415 225 6401
Heather Taylor, RedFire Music
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Label: Unity Music LLC
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