Dan Davis is a saxophonist and educator from Edmonton AB. He completed his Masters in Jazz Studies at the University of South Florida in 2009. The Writers’ Guild, a new music composition collective he co-leads received a WCMA nomination for their record “Based on a True Story.” In 2015 Dan’s composition “What Happens Next” received an Edmonton Music Award for Best Jazz Recording.
Dan has been fortunate enough to perform with P.J. Perry, Tommy Banks, Jim Head, Joel Gray, Juno winners Mike Murley and Kevin Turcotte, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, the Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra, the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra, and the Glen Miller Orchestra.
Dan’s latest project is his trio with Aretha Tillotson on Bass and Mboya Nicholson on Piano. This ensemble features Dan on Baritone Sax, making this a low down, heavy, two- bass band.
Currently, Dan is an instructor at MacEwan University and the MacEwan Conservatory of Music at Alberta College.