Nathan Davis

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Birthday
15, 1937
Birthplace
Kansas City, KS
Death Date
Apr 8, 2018 (81)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
15, 1937
Birthplace
Kansas City, KS
Death Date
Apr 8, 2018 (81)

About

Famous for his leadership of the Paris Reunion Band and the neo soul group The Roots. He was also notable for his work in the hard-bop sub-genre of jazz music.

Before Fame

After earning his doctorate in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, he began heading the jazz studies program at the University of Pittsburgh.

Trivia

In 2004, he wrote an opera titled Just Above My Head.

Family Life

He spent his youth in Kansas City, Kansas, and later lived and worked in Paris, France.

Associated With

His musical collaborators include jazz flautist Eric Dolphy and soul singer Ray Charles.