THE BEST OF ALBERTA JAZZ SERIES
Dan Davis Quintet
March 30, 2018
TICKETS - MEMBERS $20, GUESTS $24
DOORS 7 PM - SHOW 8 PM
Dan Davis - saxophone
Joel Gray - trumpet
Stephanie Urquhart - piano
Josh McHan - bass
Dan Skakun - drums
Gerry Mulligan and
Chet Baker are two of the most beloved voices in west coast cool
jazz. For a short time in the early 50's, they worked together in
the Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker Quartet. Chet's introspective
improvising and Gerry's par excellence arranging made for a
fantastic if short-lived combo, staying together a mere eleven
Dan Davis and his quintet pay tribute to this under-appreciated group, as well as some of their own brand new tunes and old favourites featuring nothing but Edmonton's finest; Joel Gray, Stephanie Urquhart, Josh McHan and Dan Skakun.
Davis has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for "Out West" with A/B trio, and "Based On a True Story" with the Writers' Guild, bands he co-leads. Both records also made it to #1 on the National Earshot! Jazz charts.
Dan has been fortunate enough to perform with P.J. Perry, Tommy Banks, Jim Head, Chris Andrew, Juno winner Mike Murley, Kevin Turcotte, the Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra, the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra, the Edmonton Jazz Collective, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Currently, Dan is an instructor at the MacEwan Conservatory of Music at Alberta College, and at MacEwan University. He gives master classes and performances around Alberta and across western Canada.