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Caroline Davis Quartet

  • Black Cat 400 Eddy Street San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States (map)

Tickets ($12 - $24)

Innovative NYC saxophonist Caroline Davis leads a quartet featuring Rob Clearfield on piano, Josh Thurston-Milgram on bass, and Hamir Atwal on drums.

A Downbeat Rising Star and a JazzTimes’ Best New Artist, Caroline’s recent album, Heart Tonic presents compositions modeled after the beat of the human heart, received much acclaim in NPR, the New York Times, and Downbeat. Her debut album, Live Work & Play, was featured on All About Jazz’s best releases, and she was named one of JazzTimes’ Best New Artists in the 2012 Expanded Critics’ Poll. Her second album, Doors: Chicago Storylines, was an audio documentary that uniquely sets stories from Chicago’s jazz scene from the 80s and 90s alongside her original music. Doors brought her much acclaim from DownBeat and JazzTimes.

Caroline has shared musical moments with a diverse group of musicians, from jazz to mainstream, including Matt Wilson, Ellis Marsalis, Matt Mitchell, Randy Brecker, Bobby Broom, Greg Saunier, Ron Miles, Dennis Carroll, Erin McKeown, Allison Miller, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Billy Kaye. Aside from her own quintet, she collaborates regularly with R&B indie band, Maitri, and has been a regular member of many outfits including Whirlpool, Fatbook, Deep Fayed, Matt Mitchell’s Sprees, Billy Kaye Quintet, Paul Bedal Quintet, Orso, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Caili O’Doherty Group, Dion Kerr Group, Elliot Ross, and Materials and Their Destiny.

Caroline is a Singapore native with a Ph.D. in music cognition from Northwestern University.

Earlier Event: April 10
Caroline Davis Quartet
Later Event: April 12
Sanders/Larson Jazz Quintet