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Jazzfest Weekend 2

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival continues this weekend with music at The Fairgrounds from 11am till 7pm Thursday-Sunday.  Our artists are very busy at the Fairgrounds and in the clubs and you can find their complete schedules HERE.  … Continue reading

Jazzfest Starts Tomorrow!

There is no time in New Orleans like Jazzfest. The Fairgrounds hosts music from 11am till 7pm Friday-Sunday this weekend and Thursday-Sunday next weekend.  The clubs are full of music every night and many host shows that start as late … Continue reading

French Quarter Fest is April 9 – 12, 2015

Irvin Mayfield performs several times. Spend a day with Kermit Ruffins. Listen to Rebirth Brass Band and Jeremy Davenport too. The 2015 French Quarter Festival sponsored by Chevron gives you great opportunities to taste, hear, feel and see what’s great … Continue reading

Biography

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.

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