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Meet Caroline Davis

08 January 2016,   By ,   0 Comments

Alto saxophonist Caroline Davis was kind enough to stop by AirPlay in early December for a solo set. The Northwestern alum and former teacher gifted us a soulful rendition of Warne Marsh’s “Background Music” against the background of WNUR’s jazz collection. The WNUR Media Team captured it on video. 

 

Who is Caroline?

Biography pulled from AllAboutJazz.com

With a background like hers, it makes sense that Caroline Davis turned out to be such an intriguing artist. She was born in Singapore in 1981 to European parents—her father was a British engineer, her mother a Swedish actor. She was raised in a primarily African-American section of Atlanta, where she fell in love with gospel and R&B. And she spent her teens in the very different setting of a middle-class Dallas suburb, where she played saxophone in her junior high band, influenced by her parents’ love of Michael Jackson, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and other rock and soul bands with horn sections. Having covered so much ground geographically, she continued her travels as a student of music, going beyond the ABCs of notes and chords.

 


Hear the Set

Sound Engineer: Leo Galbraith-Paul


See the Set

Video Crew: Alex Furuya, Steve Seong & Lauren Harris | Edited by  Lauren Harris