Affectionately know as the "South Dallas Mayor", Jason Davis is a tenor saxophonist, composer, and producer who is currently recording his first full length album as a solo artist. It's about groove based music with a group sound that supports and encourages movement.
It all started when...
Jason Davis grew up in Dallas and began his musical career in 1984. He was classically trained as a clarinetist, but as his love for music grew, he craved more jazz style training. He found that training in gospel and blues roots. As the years progressed, he was blessed to study with many legendary artists such as:
- Sylvester Wallace
- Dean Hill
- Norman Fisher
- Tom Burchill
- Curtis Bradshaw
- Prof. James Williams Sr.
- Rose Coleman
- Uriah Ellion Jr.
As a composer, Davis has published original Big Band charts and released hundreds of songs on the web. As a saxophonist, Jason Davis has recorded with many popular acts. In 2015, he was even awarded the Jazz Innovator of the Year award by the Dallas Jazz Appreciation Month organization.
What's going on now...
Jason spends the majority of his time producing and recording music for various artists. This "Texas Tenor" also gives lessons for saxophone, of course, and several other musical instruments including flute, piano, bass, drums and harmonica. He leads a 21-piece Jazz Big Band for special occasions and performs regularly with his own trio. Audiences and fellow musicians say they can feel the soul in his live performances.
His platform as a seasoned musician, is used to teach future generations the true story and progression of blues and jazz. He continues to serve as a mentor locally and internationally to many up and coming musicians and artists.