M.M., University of North Texas
About James Davis
James Davis is an active professional trumpet player, composer and educator in the Chicago area. He received his Masters Degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of North Texas and Undergraduate Music Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Davis is on faculty at Triton College in River Grove, IL and is an active private instructor in the Chicago area.
Davis has toured and recorded with his own Quintet and the co-lead group Zing!, on the Chicago-based ears&eyes Record label. He regularly performs with many different musical ensembles including Chicago Goes West, Tomorrow Music Orchestra, Balkano, the Ian Torres Big Band, and the Jason Steele Quartet. Davis has toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Grammy nominated One O'Clock Lab Band, where he was frequently featured as a soloist.
Davis was a finalist in the 2007 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Competition held in Tucson, Arizona and a finalist in the 2004 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation Competition held in Denver, Colorado. In 2008 Davis participated in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead residency held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and the Steans Institute Program for Jazz at the Ravinia Festival.