Jeremy Davenport

Jeremy Davenport, a New Orleans musician and songwriter, has been a key part of the New Orleans music scene for nearly a decade. Jeremy’s original lyrics and music give the show a contemporary edge. He also creates a unique atmosphere that evokes a time when Jazz was in its prime. His vocal and trumpet playing abilities are well-known, as well his ability to entertain. Davenport’s show has attracted such entertainers as Sting and Paul McCartney, Harry Connick Jr., and Diana Krall. Jeremy Davenport was the son of a musician family. He was born in St. Louis. His mother was a music educator for almost 50 years. His father retired from the St. Louis Symphony after 40 years. Jeremy played and studied with guests and members of the St. Louis Symphony from a young age. This included an early introduction into Jazz, Wynton Marsalis. Jeremy was admitted to the prestigious Manhattan School of Music after he graduated from high school. Raymond Mase directed him. He continued to form a friendship and close relationship with Marsalis. Wynton introduced Davenport, Jr. to Harry Connick. They convinced Jeremy to move to New Orleans together. He enrolled at University of New Orleans, and started training under Ellis Marsalis, the patriarch of Marsalis’ family – music educator as well as jazz pianist. Jeremy played six years with Harry Connick, Jr.’s Big Band, touring the globe. In 1996, Jeremy’s first album was self-titled “Jeremy Davenport” or “Telarc”, followed by “Maybe In a Dream (Telarc), in 1998, and “Live at the Bistro (AAM), in 2005. On the soundtrack of the Luke Perry movie “Life Breath”, he was featured on “RCA Victor’s” compilation, “The only jazz album you will ever need”. Jeremy’s solo album, “We’ll dance ’til dawn” (Basin Street Records), was released to great critical acclaim in 2009. His work has been published in GQ Magazine and People Magazine. He also appeared on Cosmo and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Jeremy Davenport is at The Davenport Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton New Orlean. He is currently at work on a new album to be released winter 2014. from

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