Caroline Davis / Fred Lonberg-Holm + Mat Maneri
Saturday, May 27, 7-9:00pm
29 Church St.
Born in Singapore, composer, and saxophonist Caroline Davis lives in Brooklyn, New York. Herdebut album, Live Work & Play, was featured on All About Jazz’s best releases, and she was named one of JazzTimes’ Best New Artists in 2012. In 2018, she won the Downbeat Critic’s Poll “rising star” in the alto saxophone category.
She has performed improvised and composed jazz with Lee Konitz, Angelica Sanchez, Matt Mitchell, Miles Okazaki, Matt Wilson, and Billy Kaye among others. In 2019, she was a composer-in-residence at the esteemed MacDowell Colony, there to write a set of new works based on the electrical activity of neurons in the brain.
With a Ph.D. in Music Cognition from Northwestern University, Caroline brings her knowledge of music and psychology to her teaching. She has taught at Stanford Jazz Institute, Northwestern University, University of Colorado at Boulder, St. Xavier University, Columbia College, DePaul University, University of Texas at Arlington, Loyola University, Texas Tech, New Trier High School, Evanston Township High School, Denver School of the Arts, Newman Smith High School, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. She has also participated in IAJE’s Sisters in Jazz and the Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program.