Jason Davis
Big Band Leader
Composer, Musician, Educator
United States of America




Jason Davis at a Glance 1984-2011


1984 Performance for County Commissioner John Wiley Price @ MLK Library/ Dallas Public Library Cable Television Recording
1985 Solo Clarinet performance for Mrs. Pearl C. Anderson
1987 Alto Saxophone solo for Dallas Native and NBA legend Spud Webb
1992 Trammel Crow Scholarship @ Arts Jazz Festival/ Daniel Chappie James Elementary ground breaking parade
1993 Loyola Jazz Festival All Star Band/ Bobby Jones Gospel Television Appearances/ attends Weatherford College/African American Museum ground breaking
1994 Lead alto sax in the Texas All-State Jr. College Band/ Woodwind Specialist O.W. Holmes Classical Academy/ Private Teacher @Lincoln High School/ Musician @ Peoples Baptist Church
1995 Attended Texas College in Tyler Texas (student teacher)/ Performances with East Texas All-stars and Prof. James Williams Sr.
1996 / Joins Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
1997 Performed on Cruise Ships in the Eastern and Western Caribbean / Who's Who on American College Campuses
1998 Performs live on the Soultrain Music Awards with Kirk Franklin/ Works as Teachers Assistant at Pearl C. Anderson in Music Department (choir/ piano/ band & strings)
1999 Teaches Woodwind at Town View Magnet Summer Camp/ Performs for Dick Gregory Speech in Tyler, TX.
2000 performs with Jeannette Brantley New-years on top of the Adams Mark
2001 Records at the South Dallas Cultural Center/ Created Husic as a discipline and practice/ Plays Artfest with Trumpet Great Roy Hargrove
2002 Performs with Erykah Badu, Common and Talib Kweli at Bronco Bowl 
2003 Opens for David "fathead" Newman/ Taste of Dallas
2004 Becomes First Jazz musician in residence at the South Side on Lamar Lofts/ Performs at Bass Hall/ opens for Roy Ayers/ Democratic Presidential Debate/Records with Pieces of a Dream
2005 / meets Maceo Parker/ Completes 800 page Symphonic Work for full Orchestra/ Records with Sounds of Philly Drummer Charles Collins/releases his first Instrumental music workbook/ Opens the Main Street Arts Festival in Ft. Worth with his own quintet
2006 Launches an independent Record Label called Flip Flop Records
2007 Produces, Records and Releases the children Literacy based project called Read with Keith Price for Earning by Learning/ Performs, records and broadcast live at the New Orleans Jazz Festival with legendary guitarist Lucky Peterson/ Commissioned to arrange music for the Historically Black College Football video game BCFX / Appears with Cas Haley on the NFL Dallas Cowboys Half time Show on Opening Day/ Potter's House FLO Conference with TD Jakes
2008 Performs for the National Association of Negro Musicians Luncheon/performs with Edwin Holt and the East Texas Symphony/Performs with Pianist Kim Jordan for The Deltas Founders Day @ JBAAL/Co Produces the Jam Box CD with Mahogany and Opens for Jazz in Pink (all female Jazz Group) in San Diego/ Complete a rough draft of his first "short film-musical. Performs with Raul Valdez for "The Women of Color Awards" Hilton Anatole
2009 Special guest artist for AKA Sorority Cache Pageant (BAAL), Hosts the Project Jazz Jam, Washington-Lincoln Alumni National Convention, Co-Founds The IPAL Network with Carlton Cooper, Deep Ellum Art's Festival, Musician Hill Chapel CME Church. Feature as soloist with Edwin Holt and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. New Years Eve with Saxophonist Marion Meadows featured with Mahogany. 
2010 Special Guest @ National Association of Negro Musicians Awards Luncheon with Saxophonist and Entrepreneur Rod Davenport (Mr. D's Music), Launches The Jason Davis Jazz Website, Performances with Saxophone Great Mike Phillips, Sax Clinician @ Yvonne Ewell Townview Magnet Summer Jazz Camp, Jazz Master Class with Trumpet Great and Jazz Legend Roy Hargrove for D.I.S.D. students, Opening Performance for Saxophone Master Kirk Whalum in Ft. Worth, Juneteenth @ The African American Museum, Recorded with Geno Young on The "Ear Hustler" CD, Music Director for The Motown-Vegas Night Show in Dallas, Performs @ The Dallas Museum of Art with Mahogany & The Jam Box Band, Performs at University of Texas at Dallas with Vocalist Carmen Rogers, Performs for the Washington-Lincoln Alumni Association Scholarship Concert at The South Dallas Cultural Center, Composes a Gospel Music CD, Promoter for the All-Star Saxophone Summit with over 25 local performers involved, Performs with his new Jazz Trio, Co-Creates The "Up To Par Jazz" Concert with Mahogany @ Cedar Crest Golf Course which featured Roy Hargrove, Victor Cager, Bobby Tompkins and many more, Love Field Airport Black History Luncheon with The Tuskegee Airmen, Plays a Tribute to Theolonius Monk  alongside Legendary Pianist and Organist Robert Clayton Sanders,
(Carlton & Maurice Turner), Tamara Peterson and Shaun Martin's Go Geaux Band.
2011 Creates the "Stage Band South" 16 piece Big Band, Performs with Stage Band South at the South Dallas Cultural Center Juneteenth Celebration and 25th year Anniversary, Conducts Stage Band South @ the House of Blues in Dallas, Opens The Black Academy of Arts and Letters 35th season, Receives artist residencies at both The South Dallas Cultural Center and The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Featured on the front page of Buddy Magazine with back page cover story by Tim Schuller (September Issue), Special Guest Soloist @ Full Gospel Holy Temple Christmas Program, Celebrates the Centennial celebration of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity with a Big Band Tribute to Count Basie, Releases 4 CD projects in Digital format, Serves as a member of the City Performance Hall rental guidelines task-force team,  Performs for Omegas Achievement Week @ Southern Methodist University, Performs in the First Annual Natural Hair Parade in Dallas created by Isis Brantley, Co-hosts the Sunday Night Jazz 101 jam session @ Buttons with Mahogany, Plays saxophone in concert on Newyears Eve with Soul singer Leela James and Hip Hop legend Doug E. Fresh @ The Omni Hotel in Dallas.

MUSICIAN (SIDEMAN) with= Leela James, Sandra Kaye, Jeannette Brantley, Emily King, The East Texas All-stars, The Impressions (Curtis Mayfield's Band), Cuba Godding Sr., Dwele, Onzy Matthews Big Band, Laney Mc Donald, Paul Salos Big Band, Robert Sanders Big Band, Roger Boykin, George Florence, Lucky Peterson, Edwin Holt and The East Texas Symphony, Ben Adkins,  Big Jack Williams and the Conspiracy Band, W.A. Richardson and The Jazz Evolutionist, Shaun Martins Go-Go Band, Mike Phillips and Claude Johnson



TEACHERS= Rev. Sly Wallace, Dean Hill, Norman Fisher, Tom Burchill, Curt Bradshaw, Gary Freeman, Karolyn Kafer, Prof. James R. Williams Sr., Rose Coleman,  Claude Johnson and Uriah Ellion Jr.

RECORDED with= Pieces of a Dream, God's Property, Ava Dupree, Ben Adkins, Charles Collins, Dallas Jazz Orchestra, Lucky Peterson, Kipper Jones, Madi (DK) Chinwah and N'Dambi









CONCERT Apperances with= Roy Ayers, David "fat head" Newman, Roy Hargrove, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Soul Live, Kirk Whalum and Eric Benet

TELEVISION & RADIO= Fox 4 Good Day Dallas, WFAA Good Morning Texas, WGN-TV Channel 9 (Chicago), Husic Radio on Blog Talk Radio, Bobby Jones Gospel Television,  1998 Soul Train Music Awards, 2008 NFL Cowboys Halftime Show with Cas Haley, WWOZ Radio Live from the 2007 Jazz and Heritage Festival and DCTV, "The Set" on ION Network hosted by. Angelique Tege


PRODUCER of (CD's)= The Jam Box CD with Mahogany, Read for Life with Epik 7, Page 43, Room Temperature, The Nappy Kitchen, Husic is Husic, Kwanzaa Original Music and Other Self produced works.


MUSICAL DIRECTOR= Nayrok, Mahogany and the Jam Box, KIVA by Kenjah Nichols at the Womens Museum and Dallas Young Lions Concerts at The Dallas Museum of Art and
N' Dambi at the Caravan of Dreams. Stage Band South




MEMBERSHIPS/ AWARDS= ASCAP/ Marching Major Domos/ Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Multi- Platinum Sales Plaque and Grammy Awards with
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God%27s_Property_%28album%29  http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3bftxqthldfe~T2

PROMOTER of (Shows & Concerts)= Women in Jazz, Music Past Present and Future, Project and Maxi Media Jam Sessions with Mahogany, All Star Sax Summit and The Twilight Jazz Jam, Jazz 101 @ Buttons.













VENUES/HALLS ECT. performed at  South Dallas Cultural Center, Bob Hope Theatre at SMU, Eisemann Center, Strictly Tabu, Bass Hall, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Shrine Auditorium, The Black Forrest, Premier Theme Parks, Opry Land, Nokia, Bronco Bowl, Caravan of Dreams, Texas Stadium, The Georgia Dome, Statue of Liberty Park, Black Cat (San Francisco & D.C.), Enrico's (San Francisco), University of North Dakota, The Black Academy for the Arts, College of William and Mary, Texas Southern University, Cozy's (Sherman Oaks), The Black Lilly, The Sammons Center, Abilene Center for Contemporary Art, The Red Cat (Houston), Ebenezer Baptist Church (Atlanta), Caldwell Auditorium (Tyler), House of Blues (Chicago) and (Dallas), Issac Hayes Blues Club (Chicago), SOB's (New York), Main Street Art Festival in Ft. Worth, Beaumont Jazz Festival, Deep Ellum Arts Festival and The Cotton Bowl.

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