Steve Davis Pays Tribute
to J.J. Johnson on new CD Say When


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One of the most meaningful moments in the remarkable trombonist Steve Davis' life occurred when he first met his idol, J.J. Johnson. It was the morning after the immortal trombonist heard Davis play for the first time. "I walked in the theater and I heard this tremendous, warm sound and clean, clear articulation and sophisticated harmonic ideas. Yeah, Stevie, you're right on track, baby. Keep it up. You sound beautiful, baby." In recalling it, Davis says, "It was like getting my passport stamped. It's just meant the world to me."
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Tour Dates

March 8
BLUE NOTE, NYC
JIMMY HEATH BIG BAND

March 10-22
GERMANY, AUSTRIA
SWITZERLAND BLUE TRAIN & BEYOND SEXTET feat. JIM ROTONDI & STEVE DAVIS

10-Mar SEIDLKELLER, Bruck/ Leitha, Fischamenderstr 53 AUSTRIA
11-Mar BIRDLAND, Neuburg / Donau GERMANY
12-Mar KANTOR-HELMKE-HAUS, Am Kirchhof 10, 27356 Rotenburg GERMANY
14-Mar JAZZLAND, Vienna AUSTRIA
15-Mar JAZZLAND, Vienna AUSTRIA
16-Mar JAZZLAND, Vienna AUSTRIA
17-Mar JAZZLAND, Vienna AUSTRIA
18-Mar BIRDLAND, Hamburg GERMANY
19-Mar BISCHOFSMÜHLE, Hildesheim GERMANY
20-Mar JAZZKELLER, Frankfurt, Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a GERMANY
21-Mar OFF, Jo, Ral, Oli: Yves Dudli House, Rebwiesstrasse 17b, Zollikon SWITZERLAND
22-Mar WIDDER BAR, Zurich, Rennweg 7 SWITZERLAND

March 29
SMALLS JAZZ CLUB, NYC
JOSH EVANS SEXTET feat. MIKE DiRUBBO & STEVE DAVIS
1030PM

April 2
WCSU JAZZ FESTIVAL, Danbury, CT
STEVE DAVIS TROMBONE WORKSHOP
1-5PM

April 3, 10, 17
MAX DOWNTOWN, HARTFORD, CT
STEVE DAVIS & FRIENDS feat. LINDA RANSOM

April 5
9TH NOTE JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB, Stamford, CT
JAM SESSION hosted by STEVE DAVIS
9PM

April 14-16
SMALL'S JAZZ CLUB, NYC
STEVE DAVIS QUINTET feat. MIKE DiRUBBO, ANTHONY WONSEY, MATT DWONZSYK, JONATHAN BARBER (4/14-15), JASON TIEMANN (4/16).

April 21
FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY JAZZ CONCERT feat. special guest STEVE DAVIS
730PM

April 24-26
WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, CANYON, TX
Clinics & concert 4/26 with special guest STEVE DAVIS

April 28-29
MILLARD AUDITORIUM, HARTT SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD JACKIE McLEAN INSTITUTE Of JAZZ ENSEMBLES CONCERTS
730PM

May 1, 15, 22, 29
MAX DOWNTOWN, HARTFORD, CT
STEVE DAVIS & FRIENDS feat. LINDA RANSOM

May 6-8
SMOKE JAZZ CLUB, NYC
ONE FOR ALL feat. ERIC ALEXANDER, JIM ROTONDI, STEVE DAVIS, DAVID HAZELTINE, JOHN WEBBER, JOE FARNSWORTH

May 27
SIDE DOOR JAZZ CLUB, OLD LYME, CT
STEVE DAVIS QUINTET feat. NAT REEVES… plus, TONY DAVIS, RICK GERMANSON, JASON TIEMANN.

June 18
Mike Dease, Steve Turre, Steve Davis
Lansing, MI

June 19
Steve Davis & Friends... Tony Davis, Stephen Porter, Dana Lauren
MAX Downtown Hartford, CT 6-9PM

June 21
Steve Davis Quintet feat. Larry Willis... Celebrates J.J. Johnson...
w/ Mike DiRubbo, Gerald Cannon, Jason Tiemann
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
JALC NYC 730 & 930PM

June 25
Steve Davis Sextet feat. Tony Davis...
w/ Josh Bruneau, Rick Germanson, Gerald Cannon, Jason Tiemann
The 9th Note Jazz & Supper Club...
15 Bank St. Stamford, CT 9PM (two sets)

June 26
Steve Davis & Friends...
Matt Deschamplain, Henry Lugo & Atla Conlon-Deschamplain
MAX Downtown, Hartford, CT 6-9PM

June 28
Steve Davis Quartet feat. Tony Davis...
w/ Aidan Plank & Carmen Castaldi...
Bop Stop at The Music Settlement 2920 Detroit Ave.,
Cleveland, OH 8-11PM

July 2
Steve Davis Quintet feat. Jim Rotondi,
Tony Davis, Tyrone Wheeler, Jason Tiemann...
The Jazz Kitchen 5377 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 730 & 930PM

July 3-8
Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop
WK I Univ. of Louisville, KY

July 9
Jason Tiemann Quintet feat. Jim Rotondi,
Steve Davis, Dave Stryker, John Goldsby
L'ville, KY

July 10-15
Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop
WK II Univ. of Louisville, KY

July 17
Hartford Legacy Jazz Orchestra (Tribute to Jackie McLean)
Greater Hartford Jazz Festival
Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT 8PM

July 18-21
UMASS Jazz in July Workshop...
Amherst, MA
(Faculty Concert Thurs July 21 Bezanson Hall 730PM)

July 22
The Heath Brothers Quartet with Steve Davis...
Shea Center, William Patterson College,
300 Pompton Rd. Wayne, NJ 730PM

July 24
Ed Fast & Conga Bop...
Hartford, CT 4-6PM

July 24
Steve Davis & Friends feat. Tony Davis, Matt Dwonzsyk...
vocal TBA Max Downtown, Hartford, CT

July 31
Steve Davis & Friends feat. Tony Davis, Matt Dwonzsyk...
vocal TBA Max Downtown, Hartford, CT

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