Multi award winning jazz duo Davis and Dow have chemistry. Soul mates that are two strong halves of one BIG sound. Davis and Dow tackle jazz and pop standards with a daring sense of abandon. Their style is deeply rooted in the classic jazz tradition but with a playfulness that keeps the music fresh and fun. Their arrangements are unique and inventive, always seeking a new approach to everything they do.
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Recognized as one of the finest and most versatile jazz singers of her generation, Julie Davis is everything from scat-singer to balladeer. She grew up listening to the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and others on her parents extensive vinyl collection. Singing jazz came natural to Julie from a young age. A confident singer with a compelling stage presence who possesses a wry kittenish voice with claws. She is a stylist that seeks an original twist on everything she performs; a risk-taker who's scatting suggests she learned in her bassinet. Now she feels it is her turn to expose newer generations to a young American art form called jazz.
Kelly Dow is a world-class guitarist who's primary influences are Joe Pass, Jimmy Bruno, Django Reinhardt and the modern day European gypsy jazz virtuosos. He blends Be-Bop, Blues, Flamenco and Classical styles to create a strong individual sound delivered with sensitivity, power, and creativity. "Orchestral", "Swinging", "Fat" "Multi-hued" and "Unexpected" are a few words that critics have used to describe his performance.
They've toured Japan, London, and New York, composed and performed original music for the TV show "FoodNation with Bobby Flay", and produced "DIVAS OF JAZZ". Their latest CD "Naked" won Best Jazz Album-Florida Music Awards, was featured in JazzTimes Magazine's 2002 year in review issue and were voted Best Jazz Artists-New Times Magazine.
Together they have perfected a seamless blend of vocal instrument and stringed instrument. Davis and Dow are the real thing; exciting to hear and watch.
Performing Arts Review
We are extremely happy with the Davis and Dow performance. Davis and Dow performed for over 7000 people on Sunday night. Concert goers were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the music.
The workshop was also a success! 32 kids and 4 parents enjoyed the workshop. Julie and Kelly were fabulous with the kids.
Julie and Kelly are wonderful to work with! We had no problems and would love to work with them in the future! Comments from the staff included: "I wish all our acts were as easy to work with as they are," to "we should definitely have them back!"
City of El Paso Music Under the Stars concert series
Kelly and Julie are absolutely delightful. They put on a wonderful show, and our audience loved them. The combination of the black & white visuals with their music and commentary make it a truly enjoyable show presented by great talents.
Reinhardt College in Waleska, GA
Julie and Kelly are great... so very nice and personable. We had a blast..... Everyone was blown away.... they were perfect. Thanks and again it was a pleasure working with you.
Princess Theatre in Winnsboro, LA