James Davis is a trumpet player and composer living in Chicago, IL.

SHOWS

Previous events

Date Event Location
w/ Luke Malewicz Quintet Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL
w/ Luke Malewicz Quintet Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL
w/ Chris Dammann's Restroy Elastic, Chicago, IL Elastic, Chicago, IL
Waxahachie High School Jazz Cafe Waxahachie Civic Center, Waxahachie, TX Waxahachie Civic Center, Waxahachie, TX
w/ Patricia Barber Green Mill, Chicago, IL Green Mill, Chicago, IL
Greg Ward's Capturing Sunlight Constellation, Chicago, IL Constellation, Chicago, IL
Matt Ulery's Loom Large Constellation, Chicago, IL Constellation, Chicago, IL
w/ Matthew Golombisky Slate Arts Chicago, Chicago, IL Slate Arts Chicago, Chicago, IL
Matthew Golombisky's Cuentos Constellation, Chicago, IL Constellation, Chicago, IL
Sudderberg Bake Namay Davis Hungry Brain Hungry Brain
East Hubbard Jazz Orchestra Andy's Jazz Club Andy's Jazz Club
Marshall Vente Fitzgeralds, Berwyn Fitzgeralds, Berwyn
East Hubbard Big Band Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL
East Hubbard Big Band Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL
East Hubbard Big Band Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL
East Hubbard Big Band Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL
East Hubbard Big Band Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL
East Hubbard Big Band Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL
Restroy The Whistler, Chicago, IL The Whistler, Chicago, IL
Restroy The Whistler, Chicago, IL The Whistler, Chicago, IL

BEVELED - A Preview from the New Album

NEWS

Upcoming Shows this Week! 

There are a couple of shows happening these last couple weeks of April that I'm very excited about. First off, on April 21st (tonight!) I'll be playing with Matt Ulery's Pollinator opening for Rebirth Brass Band at Martyrs'. There will be much music keeping your noggin' bobbing *and your feet tapping (other movements highly encouraged as well). 

Sunday April 23rd I'll be hitting at the Whistler in Logan Sq with Greg Ward's "Capturing Sunlight", a hefty sized band featuring some of my favorite musicians in…Read more

Jazz Fest is coming soon! Words on Beveled  

I'm very excited to bring my most recent project, Beveled to play at the Chicago Jazz Festival on Thu. Sept. 3rd. I've attended this fabulous festival every year that I've lived here in Chicago and have always been impressed with the diversity and quality of the lineup. It's truly an honor to finally be a part of it! More info here:


Also, in case you missed Beveled in the media, here are what the critics have to say about the band's album:
 

 "...this unusual instrumentation creates a striking, elegant timbre…

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Tonight!! 

I'm glad to be playing tonight as a part of the Anagram Series at Elastic here in Chicago! This Monday night series showcases some of the most exciting new music and talented creative musicians in the city. On top of it being always interestingly programmed, the performance space is a great listening room, it's BYOB, and just a nice 'vibe' over there. 

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Beveled to play at the Chicago Jazz Festival! 

We're extremely excited to announce that Beveled will be playing at this year's Chicago Jazz Festival. The Chicago Jazz Fest is like no other - first of all, it's FREE. It also takes place in downtown Chicago, a great place for Festivals such as this one. Check out this year's lineup and info HERE

Some Upcoming Shows in Chicago 

Before the weather continues to cool down too much and we start nestling deeply into blankets and comfy things everyone should consider these few diverse & creative shows coming up soon:

Dec 13: 357 Ensemble at Hairpin Arts Center - go to show
Dec 15: LORIS and friends at the Whistler - go to show
Jan 8: Juan Pastor's Chincano at Constellation - go to show

See you around!!
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