Jazz drummer Steve Davis
was born in Santa Barbara, California
in 1958. With Shelly Manne
as his Godfather, it's no wonder he became interested in the drums at a young age. He soon realized that playing the drums was what he wanted to do in life.
Following the advice of legendary drumset teacher, Alan Dawson
, Steve moved to New York
in the early 1980s to begin his career as a jazz drummer. Soon after he met the famous jazz educator Jamey Aebersold
, and in 1982 joined the Aebersold clinic faculty, of which he has been a member ever since. Throughout the 80's Steve built up a strong reputation in the New York scene, playing and recording with many big names. During this period he also studied privately with master drummer Joe Morello
Steve is now most widely known as a member of the much-acclaimed Lynne Arriale
trio. Pianist Arriale met Steve at a jam session soon after she herself moved to New York in 1991. There was an immediate musical rapport and they decided to work together. Steve has since appeared on 10 recordings with Arriale, and has toured worldwide with the trio for the last 15 years.
<!-- Deleted image removed: -->Every year Steve teaches as a faculty member of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Summer Schools in the US and the Jazzwise
Summer Schools in the UK. His teaching method is one that encourages the creativity of the pupil in developing his or her own methods of practice, rather than relying on books. He lists Ted Reed's Syncopation
and G.L.... Read More