Nathan Davis

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Saxophonist
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Date of Birth February 15, 1937
Place of Birth Kansas City, Kansas
Date of Death Apr 8, 2018 (81)
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Nathan Tate Davis was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played the tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute. He is known for his work with Eric Dolphy, Kenny Clarke, Ray Charles, Slide Hampton and Art Blakey.

Birth name: Nathan Tate Davis
Born: 15, 1937, Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Died: 08, 2018, Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Genres: Jazz
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Years active: 1960s–2018
Associated acts: Nathan Davis Sextet, Nathan Davis Quartet

About Nathan Davis

Famous for his leadership of the Paris Reunion Band and the neo soul group The Roots. He was also notable for his work in the hard-bop sub-genre of jazz music.

Nathan Davis Before Fame

After earning his doctorate in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, he began heading the jazz studies program at the University of Pittsburgh.

Achievement of Nathan Davis

In 2004, he wrote an opera titled Just Above My Head.

Nathan Davis Family Life

He spent his youth in Kansas City, Kansas, and later lived and worked in Paris, France.

Associations of Nathan Davis

His musical collaborators include jazz flautist Eric Dolphy and soul singer Ray Charles.

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  • Musicians from Kansas City, Kansas
  • Hard bop musicians
  • Musicians from Kansas
  • American jazz flautists
  • American jazz clarinetists
  • Musicians from Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh faculty
  • American jazz saxophonists
Latest information about Nathan Davis updated on April 17, 2021.

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