QUINCY DAVIS + Q5
Jazz drummer Quincy Davis is a true performer at heart. Born into a musical family, Davis began drumming at age 6, playing with his pianist brother Xavier in the basement. Studying under drum master Billy Hart at Western Michigan University, he made a splash on the collegiate jazz festival circuit before moving to New York City in the summer of 2000. He quickly became one of the sought after “young cats” on the New York jazz scene, playing with many great musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Frank Wess, and Russell Malone. He can be heard on over 30 albums from many notable jazz artists. Davis is currently teaching at the University of Manitoba, where he is the Assistant Professor of Jazz Drum-Set studies. In 2014, Davis released his debut recording, Songs In the Key of Q, which charted in the Top 5 of Jazz Week’s New Jazz Recordings the second week after its release.