Nathan Davis1. Nathan Davis (born 15 February 1937) is an American hard bop jazz multi-instrumentalist who plays the tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and flute. Born in Kansas City, KS, Davis is probably best known for his work with Kenny Clarke, Ray Charles and Art Blakey.Nathan traveled extensively around Europe after the war and moved to Paris in 1962. He holds a Ph.D in Ethnomusicology and is a professor of music and director of jazz studies at the University of Pittsburgh since 1969. He is also founder and director of the University of Pittsburgh Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert.
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