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Danny Davis was a band leader, vocalist and producer and founder/leader of the Nashville Brass. Born into a large Irish-Catholic family. His father died when Davis was five years old. His mother supported the family by giving music lessons (piano and voice) in the family home. Davis began playing trumpet at a very early age under the guidance of a man named Joseph Donovan. By age 14 he was trumpet soloist with the Massachusetts All-State Symphony Orchestra and was granted admittance to the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music. He decided to leave the conservatory after only six weeks when he was offered a job as a trumpeter with the band of legendary drummer, Gene Krupa (ca

Montreux Through The Decades: Jazz Recordings, Part One

Read "Montreux Through The Decades: Jazz Recordings, Part One" reviewed by Ian Patterson

To celebrate Montreux Jazz Festival's 50th edition in 2016, and as a posthumous tribute to the festival's founder, the late Claude Nobs, All About Jazz is launching a new column entitled Montreux Through the Decades, which will periodically present reviews of officially released live recordings from MJF, from its first edition in 1967 to the present. ...


Danny Davis Country Artist Dies

Danny Davis Country Artist Dies

Country music artist Danny Davis dies at 83 Grammy winner pioneered use of horns in genre Grammy award winner Danny Davis, who pioneered the use of horns in country music, has died aged 83, his publicist Betty Hofer said Friday. Davis died of a heart attack at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital, she said. The ...


Danny Davis Founder of the Nashville Brass Dies

Danny Davis Founder of the Nashville Brass Dies

Founder of the Nashville Brass Danny Davis, 83, a bandleader and record producer who founded the Nashville Brass, died Thursday at a Nashville hospital after suffering a heart attack. A resident of Nashville, Davis began his music career as a trumpeter, playing in the brass sections of bands led by Les Brown, Gene Krupa ...


Label: Scandia
Released: 1985

The Nashville Brass Play The Nashville Sound

Label: Unknown label
Released: 1969


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