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Jazz Vocalist: Jamie
Chocolate-voiced baritone Jamie Davis is considered one of great male jazz vocalists of his generation. Touted as "the successor" to Lou Rawls and Joe Williams, Davis has sung with Tony Bennett, George Benson, Jimmy Cobbs, Patty Austin, Rosemary Clooney and Billy Cobham.
Clint Eastwoods favourite jazz singer, Davis's rich, deep baritone voice is naturally suited to big band - he has fronted the renowned Count Basie Orchestra and the BBC's 64-piece orchestra. His ability to effortlessly blend swing with pop songs appeals to audiences beyond the traditional jazz listernship - music from Davis' four albums has been played on local radio stations all over the US and Canada, and have even made the in-flight audio playists of British Airways, Scandinavian, Aer Lingus and British Midland, and in 2007 he performed in front of millions on the UK's biggest TV chat show, Parkinson.
- Monteray Jazz Festival CA
- The Rrazz Room San Fransisco
- Ronnie Scotts London England
- Stanford Jazz Festival CA
- Blues and Gospel Festival CA
- Jerry Lewis Telethon Las Vegas
- BBC's Parkinson TV show London
- Kulturverein Club Vienna Austria
- Lincoln Centre New York
- Aspen Jazz Party Colorado
- COPIA The American Centre for Wine Food and the Arts California
- Cheltenham Jazz Festival England
" one can’t help comparing Jamie to Joe Williams. They share a deep form of expression that goes right to the heart of the matter. Both have a classy vocal posture that makes each selection stand out, and both interpret the blues with genuine feeling. Jamie has what it takes to carry on the tradition "
Jim Santella, All About Jazz
" Jimmy Rushing, Joe Williams, Billy Eckstine, Bill Henderson and Arthur Prysock: superlative baritones who all performed with the Count Basie Band. Now, add Jamie to the illustrious list "
Christopher Louden, Jazz Times
" Everyone from Clint Eastwood to Mrs. Joe Williams is howling his praises to the moon. A vocalist in the gulf somewhere between Lou Rawls and Joe Williams, Jamie lives up to the acclaim. Simply a top flight jazz vocalist that delivers on a wide swatch of fave cuts and serves them with no dust extant "
Chris Spector, Midwest Record
" the guy with the big voice... the natural successor to Lou Rawls or Joe Williams, that big bass baritone that just HAS to front a big band "
Don Sanchez, ABC 7 News