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Urban/R&B: Contemporary urban Moods: Type: Improvisational Jazz: Contemporary Jazz

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United States - South Carolina


Daniel Davis

Talent is a gift, and Daniel D. discovered his early in life. Since he first drew a bow across the strings of a violin at 12 years old, he’s performed for Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, T.V. host Larry King, Michael Jackson at Jessie Jackson’s birthday party, and as one of the opening violinist for Jamie Fox and Kanye West on BET 106 & Park. That notable audience is no accident. Davis makes his violin sound unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. Upon first seeing him live, your jaw will drop. High fives and awed, wide-eyed looks to the people around you will follow. Then you start to groove — fully captivated until the moment he lowers his instrument and takes a bow. Raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Davis graduated from that city’s esteemed School of the Arts in 2007, immediately setting off on a nationwide tour with T-Bone Ministries. Davis’ faith lies at the core of his music, and his melodic improvisations accompany a soaring gospel arrangement as exquisitely as in his covers of “Billie Jean” or Kanye West’s “Stronger.” A seasoned entertainer at just 20 years old, Davis is equally comfortable performing for an audience of 50,000 at the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium as he is playing at his family’s church on Sunday. He’s studied at New York’s Juillard School of Music, won the U.S. Air Force’s Wide Talent Search competition, and his fiddle-laden remix of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech has contributed to regular invitations to perform throughout the country at special events. At home in Charleston, he’s been a featured artist at the Spoleto USA festival each of the last two years. Despite his successes, Davis remains a humble young man. Daniel is the first to tell you that the pure joy of playing music far surpasses prestige or recognition. “Every opportunity to play offers new enlightenment and a chance to learn,” says Davis, whose about to release his first album in August 2009, 'Play for Me'. “I love performing and I love playing — period".