Trumpeter/vocalist Jeremy Davenport was born May 4, 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri. Raised in a musical family by a music educator mother, and trombonist father who’s been a member of the St. Louis Symphony for forty years, Jeremy seemed pre-destined to challenge the bounds of his musical heritage. While in high school, Jeremy studied with members of the St. Louis Symphony, including trumpeter, Susan Slaughter. In the eighth grade his father would arrange an auspicious introduction to trumpet idol Wynton Marsalis that would change his life forever.
A merit scholar at the prestigious Manhattan School of music, Davenport began private study with Raymond Mase and Wynton Marsalis. He went on to study at the University of New Orleans with the patriarch of the Marsalis family, music educator and jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis.
His talents flourished swiftly under such renowned tutelage, and his craftsmanship and tireless work ethic became indisputable. He was honored to become the youngest performer on four world tours with Harry Connick Jr.’s Big Band, and he continues to perform multiple international Jazz festivals and special events with his own band today.
Jeremy specializes in a unique genre of jazz that captures the improvisational and spontaneous facets of this truly American art form. A devout fan of storytelling standards of past ages, Davenport pushes the boundaries of modern jazz stereotypes while celebrating the song-and-dance elements that inspires romantics worldwide.
Jeremy recently completed his debut recording on Basin Street Records, ‘We’ll Dance ‘Til Dawn’, which will be released summer 2009.
You can catch Jeremy Davenport live at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.