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Jamie Davis

Jamie Davis holds a position amongst the pantheon of great male vocalists with a full deep baritone voice that has been paired with some of the world’s most famous talent. Davis counts Patty Austin, Tony Bennett, George Benson, the Count Basie Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney, Jimmy Cobbs, and Billy Cobham.

Davis was named the "chocolate baritone" by Sir Michael Parkinson, the BBC’s arbiter of important international Jazz, after his 2007 performance in London with the BBC’s sixty-four piece orchestra. Last year’s schedule included the Chetlenham Festival, the Jerry Lewis Telethon in Las Vegas and tours at home and abroad. Davis also performs regularly for both public and private events in United States and Europe.

During his career, Davis has traveled and performed extensively around the world as a headliner and as the lead vocalist for the Count Basie Orchestra. His full rich, deep baritone voice was tapped to narrate ‘A Time to Remember,’ a docudrama which won the Black American Independent Filmmakers Award. In 1999 in recognition of his steady accomplishments in the San Francisco area jazz scene, Davis was invited to be a part of the prestigious ‘Bay Area’s Giants of Jazz’ photograph, a event inspired by the acclaimed, historical ‘A Great Day in Harlem’ photo of 1952.

Davis’ solo CDs include It’s All About Love and two critically acclaimed second recordings in front of a big band made up of members of the Count Basie organization and some of Los Angeles’ finest instrumentalists entitled It’s A Good Thing released in 2006 and Vibe Over Perfection in 2008. It’s a Good Thing was album of the week on digital radio station www.thejazz.com in December 2007 and is currently on the in-flight audio play lists of British Airways, Scandinavian, Aer Lingus and British Midland.


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Those who love their vocal jazz low and smooth will enjoy the richness of Vibe Over Perfection, the new album from Jamie Davis. Davis has been a singer for years and will appeal to fans of Joe Williams and Lou Rawls. While many have been compared to those two, it's another thing to take jazz standards and truly make them sound new. This is exactly what he does with new versions of Lionel Richie's "Hello", Rawls' "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", and the classic "The Look Of Love". Even "Nature Boy", which has been covered countless times over the years, gets a bit of a new awakening here.

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


Album Discography



Joe Williams
voice / vocals
Charmaine Clamor
voice / vocals
Johnny Hartman
voice / vocals
Gail Pettis
voice / vocals
Sam Cooke
voice / vocals
Lou Rawls
voice / vocals
Belinda Underwood
voice / vocals
Carla Cook
voice / vocals
Martha Raye
voice / vocals
Celia Chavez
voice / vocals
Julian Yeo
voice / vocals
Jenna Mammina
voice / vocals

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