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Kevin Davy is a London-based trumpeter, bandleader. Davy cites influential musicians such as: Hannibal Lokumbe, Lester Bowie, Don Cherry, Tomasz Stanko, Nils Molvaer Pederson, John Hassel, and others.
He is interested in many genres of modern and contemporary music, and has been actively involved with leading musicians and producers over the past twenty years in the U.K., and continental Europe. In this regard, Davy is best known for international touring and recording with Lamb, Adam F, Two Banks of Four, Lemn Sissay (Secret Society), as well as his own groups, KDQ and D'semble. According to styles and genres in Jazz and music generally, Davy has worked across the board, throughout Europe, with artists such as; Pibo Marquez(Venezuela), Sangoma Everett(USA/France), Shiek Tidiane Sek(Mali/France), Kresimir Debski(Polancond), Roman Rahout(Poland) Paul Shigihara(Japan/Germany), and Doudou Gouirand(France) to name but a few. Davy's trumpet has featured on albums by Japanese producer Sugizo (Truth?, and Grand Cross), US vocalist Melissa Kaplan, The Crass Collective, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Ashley and Jackson, Chapter and the Verse, Adamski, Unabombers, and The Aliens. Davy has performed on the European music festival curcuit, including: the Montreaux, and North Sea Jazz Festivals, as well as New York's revered Summerstage. To date, Davy has also done trumpet on two well-publicised shows: The Donmar Warehouse Production of the ThreePenny Opera. 1994/95 (London), and more recently working with the touring show, Afrika Arika, throughout Europe. 2008/09. Currently Davy is based in London.
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