Kevin Davy’s D’semble

Kevin DavyAnother week and another announcement  Jazz London Radio has recruited the services of trumpet player Kevin Davy for a weekly show entitled Kevin Davy’s D’semble. Kevin will be playing a great selection of jazz, soul, gospel and a bit of avantgarde music, which will give Jazz London Radio another dimension in its ever diversified playlist. The show will run on Friday and Sunday nights during the Soul Jazz Special slot.

Kevin Davy was born in Nottingham in 1961. He moved to Manchester in 1986 to take up a place as a student, at Manchester Metropolitan University, attaining a Bachelors of Arts Degree in General Arts, after which he stayed in the city, becoming involved in the arts and music scene there. A background in Print, and Visual Arts, as well as literature, continue to inform his work.

Kevin has an extensive recorded discography, which includes work ranging from musical theatre, to modern jazz, and contemporary music. He has toured extensively, with groups such as: Lamb, Adam F, Lemn Sissay’s Secret Society, and Finley Quaye. In 1994 Kevin relocated to London to work as an actor-musician, at The Donmar Warehouse, on their production of, The Three Penny Opera, directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Collaborations with the writer SuAndi, and others have followed, with participation in community-driven projects. Formerly, Kevin had built strong affiliations with Manchester venues; Band On The Wall, and PJ Bells, where he had long residencies. More recently, Kevin has toured Germany with the acclaimed show; Afrika Afrika, conceived by Andre Heller, and choreographed by Georges Mamboye. Over the last two years, Kevin Davy, has revived his popular:

Kevin Davy’s Monster Jam at the Rich Mix venue, in Bethnal Green, London, and continues to direct his own music as well as work in collaboration with other musical projects.

Author: Laurie Burnette

A jazz fan since my teenage years. Fortunate to get into jazz during a period (late 1980s to early 1990s) when many great contemporary musicians were in their prime and making great music.