Our very popular A Taste of Jazz program continues in virtual mode and features entertaining and educational encounters by Gold Coast Jazz Society musicians as they explore the origins of jazz, how it became the music it is today and the basis for the popular music of the past and present.
We are excited to announce that Davis and Dow will be hosting A Taste of Jazz this Thursday night!
Their mini-concert featuring outstanding selections from the Great American Songbook was filmed live and captures the multi-award-winning duo's incredible jazz stylings.
Davis and Dow are two strong halves of one BIG sound; a culmination of performing and touring together for 25 years. They tackle jazz and pop standards with a daring sense of abandonment. While their style is deeply rooted in the classic jazz tradition, they enjoy weaving different genres of music into their repertoire. A Bossa Nova sung in French or a jazz standard with a Bach Interlude. Julie Davis is everything from scat-singer to balladeer. She grew up listening to the music of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald among others on her parent's vinyl collection. Singing jazz came naturally to Julie from a young age.
An alum of the University of North Texas, Kelly Dow is a world-class seven-string guitarist who considers himself a perpetual student of the instrument. His primary influences are Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery. He blends all styles from Be-Bop to Classical to create a strong individual sound delivered with sensitivity and creativity. “Simply orchestral in support" “Swinging” and “Multi-hued” are how critics have described his performance.