Charles Davis

Baritone + Saxophonist + Musician
Born 1933

Charles Davis is an American jazz baritone saxophonist who performed extensively with Archie Shepp and Sun Ra, among others.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Charles Davis.


1933 Birth Born on May 20, 1933.


1964 31 Years Old In 1964, Davis topped Downbeat Magazines International Jazz Critics Poll for baritone saxophone. … Read More


1984 51 Years Old …  In 1984, he was named a BMI Jazz Pioneer. … Read More


1998 65 Years Old 1 More Event
Davis played in the Three Baritone Saxophone Band with Ronnie Cuber and Gary Smulyan (touring Italy) and appeared at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the 1998 JVC Jazz & Image Festival at Villa Celimontana in Rome and Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London.
1999 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 1999, Davis performed with Aaron Bell and the Duke Ellington Tribute Orchestra at the Jackie Robinson Afternoon of Jazz Festival in Norwalk, Connecticut.
2001 68 Years Old In August 2001, he performed for President Bill Clinton at the Harlem Welcomes Clinton celebration. … Read More
2004 71 Years Old In August 2004, they performed for the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival. … Read More
2007 74 Years Old Some of his CDs as a leader include Blue Gardenia, with Cedar Walton on piano, Peter Washington on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums, on Reade Street Records; Land of Dreams, with Tardo Hammer, Lee Hudson and Jimmy Wormworth, released in 2007 on Smalls Records, and Our Man in Copenhagen (the music of Bent Jaedig, released in October 2008 on Fresh Sound Records, with Sam Yahel, Ben Street, and Kresten Osgood. … Read More
2016 83 Years Old Died on July 15, 2016.
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