Nathan Davis

US jazz tenor and soprano player on the saxophone, who is also the head of the University of Pittsburgh’s Jazz Studies Department. He was also the founder and director of the University of Pittsburgh’s annual Jazz Seminar. Born in Kansas City, Kansas on 15 February 1937, Davis died in Palm Beach, Florida on 8 April 2018. A multi-instrumentalist, Davis played all the reed instruments and had recently taken up flugelhorn. He was a prolific arranger and composer, and wrote ‘Writings in Jazz’, an analysis on the history and evolution of jazz music. He was a former player with Art Blakey

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