UA Studio Jazz Ensemble with Guest Artist Michael Davis, trombone

Mar 7 7:30 PM


Crowder Hall
1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85721-0004


Admission - $9, 7, 5


Fine Arts Box Office

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Ingvi Kallen

MusiCall 621-2998

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UA Studio Jazz Ensembel directed by Jeff Haskell and Moisés Paiewonsky
with Guest Artist Michael Davis, trombone

Trombonist-composer Michael Davis does it all. Hailed as one of today's premier
instrumentalists, he has established himself as a first-call sideman, both in
the studio and on the concert stage, for the entertainment world’s biggest
stars, including the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nelly, Bob
Dylan and Michael Jackson. In the field of music education, he has served as a
clinician around the world, while also authoring a number of highly esteemed
instructional books and band arrangements for musicians of all ages and

For the past ten years Davis has been forging ahead as an entrepreneur, with
Hip-Bone Music, a growing business that presently handles his publishing
activities and work as a recording artist. Dedicated to increasing the
popularity and stature of brass instruments and emphasizing "how hip, cool and
fun it is to play music," Hip-Bone Music is set on expanding its educational
focus and becoming a viable avenue for other brass artists.

A native of San Jose, California, Davis received his musical training at the
prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Upon graduation he
hooked up with the Buddy Rich Band for a two-year stint that brought an
immeasurable amount of bandstand experience and a wealth of professional
friendships that continue to this day. He settled in Manhattan in the mid-1980s
and before long was being regarded as one of the top trombonists around. As
testimony to his versatility and wide regard, the list of jazz and pop
luminaries he has worked with over the years reads like a who’s who: Sarah
Vaughan, Sting, Harry Connick, Jr., David Sanborn, Beck, Branford Marsalis,
Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, Terence Blanchard, Bob Mintzer
and scores of others.

A multiple recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Davis
maintains his own jazz groups and projects as well. Through Hip-Bone Music,
Davis has documented his efforts on five solo CDs -- Trumpets Eleven, a
showcase for eleven virtuosic trumpet masters; New Brass, a melding of jazz and
classical brass styles; Brass Nation, a gathering together of fifty-five of the
world’s greatest brass players; Bonetown, a pairing of Davis with LA bass
trombone maestro Bill Reichenbach; and Absolute Trombone, yet another musical
conclave, this time with eighteen New York City-based trombonists.

Acknowledged by popular musicians, fellow educators and audiences around the
world as an immensely talented musical artist who's committed to setting the
highest standards possible for both jazz and his instrument, it is no wonder
that legendary Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts was moved to comment, "In
this bone-dry era, it is essential to have Michael Davis around."