BK Davis Praised For Contribution to His Profession

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BK Davis has been included in Outstanding Young Men of America®. He is praised for his accomplishments and contributions to the community around him. BK Davis was nominated in his local area based on his achievement and excellence served in his community. To be included in this edition, BK Davis was found to be exceptional when measured against the standards of his service to others, his professional excellence, civic and professional recognition and community activities. In his entry in Outstanding Young Men of America®, BK Davis is noted for his education in music which includes: Maryland … [Read more...]

Fox Jazz Club

New Years Eve performance. Classic Jazz Music. Tampa, Florida Fox Jazz Club - www.foxjazzcafe.net … [Read more...]

Q-C Music Man Is On A Roll

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BK Davis is pumped. Seconds into our interview, the pianist/singer/composer is as giddy as a kid at Christmas time, describing his new projects. There’s his work with the Mount Zion Gospel Choir of East Moline, There’s his new smooth jazz band. There's are his plans for a Christian album. And of course, there are the primary reasons he’s stopped by the Rock Island Argus on this late afternoon - his new CD of instrumental piano compositions, “Relaxology,” and his date this weekend at LeClaire Park. But before we eve get into talking about any of those gigs he’s got a new song he … [Read more...]

BK Davis Upcoming Events

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Not only is BK Davis working on two new CDs, there are plenty of opportunities to hear his music live. BK will be playing at Fox Jazz Club on November 23 and 30. He is also playing for private members only at Longboat Key Clubhouse on November 22 from 4:30 to 8:30 PM. Remember, BK Davis is working on two fantastic CDs! … [Read more...]

Music frames black history

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Fats Domino was once quoted as saying that before there was the first era of rock’n’roll, black people were in New Orleans rocking. For Salem composer BK Davis, there is no better way to trace black history than though  black music. “All American music stems from basically slave music and early rock’n’roll,” he said. “You can still find traces of it in today’s rap music.” On Saturday, in honor of Black History Month, the BK Davis Singers will perform gosel, jazz and pop in a Black History Celebration, sponsored by Pauline Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. The program, which … [Read more...]

Concert Transcends Cultural Boundaries

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At the beginning of the concert, Byron Davis had his work cutout for him. It looked as  though the 130 Hillcrest School students were listening to a dull biology lecture rather than a music concert. Some of the juvenile offenders were slouched in their chairs, others daydreamed of or chatted with their peers. And one student was absorbed in combing this hair. But during the second song, the lecture had ended and recess had begun. Heads swayed, feet tapped, and hands clapped to the beat. Byron Davis of Portland and eight other band members played gospel music and rhythm and blues … [Read more...]

Music Homecoming

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Nine years after last officially playing in the Quad-Cities, Rock Island native BK Davis is returning for part two performances over the next two Wednesdays at Nan’s Piano Bar in the Freight House, downtown Davenport. Now living in Sarasota, Fla, the singer-pianist is returning to the area for performances with jazz groups at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and will trek up to the Quad-Cities for the two gigs. The 48-year-old Davis recently performed for a live recording with Tampa, Fla., community radio station WMNF-FM (streaming at WMNF.org). He and guitarist Rashid Darby are … [Read more...]