Mobile since her birth in Singapore, composer, saxophonist, and educator Caroline Davis now lives in
Brooklyn, New York. After making her mark on the Chicago jazz community during her 8-year stint
there, she moved to New York in 2013, and has proven to be an active leader and sidewoman in the
national jazz scene.
She has shared musical moments with a diverse group of musicians, including Matt Wilson, Ellis
Marsalis, Matt Mitchell, Randy Brecker, Bobby Broom, Greg Saunier, Ron Miles, Dennis Carroll, Erin
McKeown, Allison Miller, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Billy Kaye. Aside from her own quintet, she
collaborates regularly with R&B indie band, Maitri, and has been a regular member of many outfits
including Whirlpool, Fatbook, Deep Fayed, Matt Mitchell’s Sprees, Billy Kaye Quintet, Paul Bedal
Quintet, Orso, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Caili O’Doherty Group, Dion Kerr Group, Elliot Ross, Charles
Rumback Group, and Materials and Their Destiny.
Her debut album, Live Work & Play, was featured on All About Jazz’s best releases, and she was named
one of JazzTimes’ Best New Artists in the 2012 Expanded Critics’ Poll