Kenny Davis

Kenny Davis is a native of Chicago, Illinois, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. Upon entering Northeastern University, he discovered jazz music and he quickly became part of the Chicago jazz scene. Kenny moved to New York in 1986, where he played with Out of the Blue (OTB), and then quickly adapted to the New York scene, appearing with such artists as Freddie Hubbard, Cassandra Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, Diane Reeves, and Art Farmer, while studying music with Ron Carter. One of the highlights of his career was being a music arranger for a song on the Grammy Award-winning CD by artist Cassandra Wilson, “Blue Light Till Dawn”. Throughout the ’90s, Davis toured with such notable jazz artists as Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, and Art Farmer. Kenny was also the bassist of The Tonight Show Band from September 1999 through March 2002. Kenny was the bass teacher at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) from 2003 through 2009. Also, in May 2006 Kenny received his Master of Music (MA) from Rutgers University.

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