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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 in 1933.


1964 31 Years Old In 1964 he won Downbeat Magazine’s International Jazz Critics Poll for the 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
Performed in the Three Baritone Saxophone Band with Ronnie Cuber and Gary Smulyan, which toured Italy, 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, he performed with Aaron Bell and the Duke Ellington Tribute Orchestra at the Jackie Robinson “Afternoon of Jazz” Festival in Norwalk, CT.
2001 68 Years Old In August 2001, he performed for President Bill Clinton at the “Harlem Welcomes Clinton” celebration. … Read More
2007 74 Years Old …  Some of his CD's as a leader include “Blue Gardenia,” with Cedar Walton on piano, Peter Washington on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums, released 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," released in October 2008, on Fresh Sound Records, with Sam Yahel, Ben Street, and Kresten Osgood on which they play the music of Bent Jaedig. … Read More
2009 76 Years Old In addition to performing and recording with the guitarist Roni Ben-Hur and the El Mollenium Band (featuring the music of Elmo Hope), In 2009 he toured Germany, Austria,Switzerland and Italy with the Charles Davis Allstars: A Tribute to Kenny Dorham and in 2010 this quintet performed in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia.
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