In 2004 James moved to Chicago, and has continued his musical growth as an active performer, composer and educator in the Chicago area. In addition to leading his own quintet and co-leading Zing!, James also performs regularly with the Tomorrow Music Orchestra, the Stone-Bratt Big Band, the Jason Steele Ensemble, and the Ian Torrez Big Band. He is currently on faculty at Triton College in River Grove, IL, and on staff at local high schools in the Chicago-land area as a private instructor. In 2005 James was a touring member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, in which he was frequently featured as a soloist. James’ diverse performance experience includes performances with the Chuchito Valdes Latin Jazz Quintet, Rob Parton’s Jazztech Big Band, Alan Gresik’s Swing Shift Orchestra, the Naperville Chorus, the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, the Texas Wind Symphony, and other jazz, classical and Latin music groups.
December 12, 2007
Waxahachie's James Davis Releases New CD
November 22, 2007
Debut CD by the James Davis Quintet - "Angles of Refraction" - Now...
Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
Live at the Green Mill