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BiographyJazz pianist Mark Davis is active in both the role of performer and educator. His busy schedule includes frequent solo and group performances in the Milwaukee area as well as teaching jazz to high school students, college music majors and adults. He also performs at many private events and corporate functions. All of these experiences work to fulfill Mark's personal goal of promoting jazz music to young and old. Jazz performances by Mark Davis combine a strong sense of tradition with modern sensibilities. Backed by a hard-swinging rhythm section, he features unique arrangements of standards as well as originals that bear the influence of jazz icons such as Bill Evans and Bud Powell.
Song ListMark Davis has appeared on the following recordings: "Bird Say" - We Six(Available for $15 plus postage from email@example.com) Keeping the tradition of great jazz music that has come out of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, this debut CD from WE SIX was produced by Mark Davis and features three of Mark's compositions along with 6 more original jazz compositions by Mike Plog and Paul Silbergleit. "A Taste of Jazz in the Park 2005"http://jazz.easttown.com/specials/cd.htm This limited edition CD features one track from each of the 15 performing artists (including Mark Davis with "We Six") that appeared during the 2005 Jazz in the Park season. "Let It Go" - Jeno Somlai(ISBN 2-8800740098-0 © 2004) This recent CD by Milwaukee percussionist Jeno Somlai includes Mark's piano playing on one of Jeno's compositions "Libby". "Bonifas Quartet" - Bill Bonifas(ISBN 6-6618246504-6 © 2001) This debut CD by Milwaukee guitarist Bill Bonifas spotlights Mark's piano playing throughout the album. "The WYMS Jazz Sampler"(WMYS WMYS196 © 1996) This benefit CD for Milwaukee's Jazz Radio Station WYMS includes many of Milwaukee's talented jazz musicians and features Mark Davis' composition "Kathleen" as well as his piano playing on Paul Silbergleit's song "Silberglicity" "Silberglicity" - Paul Silbergleit(Silberspoon Productions SSP1001 © 1996)
This excellent CD by Milwaukee jazz guitarist Paul Silbergleit showcases Mark Davis' piano playing on all 11 songs and includes two Mark Davis compositions "Ociana" and "Kathleen