Join SBDAC for the Jazzy Nights Concert Series, featuring some of the best performers and musicians in the genre today. Kate Davis is an American singer, songwriter, and bassist. Davis was recognized by MTV as one of the “Fifteen Fresh Females to Rule Pop” in 2014, and opened for Josh Groban that same year. See her perform songs from artists like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Cat Stevens during this one-night event.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Performance: 8pm | Cocktails: 7pm
Tickets: GA – $35 in Advance • $40 Day of Concert
Table of 4: $220
Series Tickets: GA – $105
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The music of multi-instrumentalist and singer Kate Davis has been turning heads in New York’s music scene since 2012. Whether she’s crooning rootsy ballads or plucking bright riffs from her bass, the gutsy songstress from Portland, Oregon, puts a fresh spin on the standards and brings a canonical sensibility to her own lush tracks.
Lauded by MTV as one of 2014’s “15 Fresh Females Who Will Rule Pop,” Kate grew up with an instrument in her arms and a head full of inventive lyrics. Her lifelong training makes for smart, warm pop that’s as musically nuanced as it is addictive. If you put a mid-career Jenny Lewis album in a room with Regina Spektor’s coloring, Joanna Newsom’s lyric poetry, and a dose of Tina Fey’s sharp wit—then added a couple decades of rigorous musical education—Kate Davis might come strolling out.
Vivid, nostalgic melodies materialize out of Kate’s musical arrangements, her songbird voice complimented by a rich rock ‘n’ roll bass-line. Alternating between achingly soulful and flippantly funny, Kate’s songwriting combines ranging sonic textures with an anecdotal knack. Her lyrics are novel and rhapsodic, cutting through the clichés and trivia of pop parlance to deliver something honest and truly perceptive. She’s performed at such illustrious venues as The Kennedy Center, The Bowery Ballroom, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall—as well as pretty much every notable club in NYC.
Kate became a New York transplant in 2009, when she enrolled at Manhattan School of Music. Since, she’s had the opportunity to collaborate with many of NYC’s finest musicians and artists.
After falling in love with the guitar at age 10, Gabe Schnider has performed/recorded with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Bell, Bill T. Jones, Damian Woetzel, Arturo O’Farrill, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Ben Folds, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and Dee Dee Bridgewater, among others.
He is a regular performer/bandleader at Jazz at Lincoln Center and has worked in New York City and beyond at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Jazz Standard, The Staples Center, The Blue Note, The Kennedy Center, and the Newport, Monterey, Montreux, Marciac, Montreal and Toronto International Jazz Festivals, as well as the 2016 American Folk Festival. A former member of the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony, two-time selectee for the GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles, Montreux International Electric Jazz Guitar Competition Semifinalist, and a NFAA YoungArts winner in Jazz.
Gabe now resides in New York City where he is currently completing his studies at the Juilliard School as a recipient of the Greene Fellowship. Recently, Gabe was featured at both the 2016 Marciac Jazz Festival as a member of Wynton Marsalis’ group entitled Wynton Marsalis and the Young Stars of Jazz, and also at the 2017 Vail International Dance Festival under the direction of Damian Woeztel.