Band leader and trumpeter.
London-based, Jazz Improviser, band-leader, composer and trumpeter. Davy tends towards the modal approach to jazz and improvised music, citing influences such as trumpeters; Hannibal Lokumbe, Lester Bowie, Don Cherry, Tomasz Stanko, Nils Molvaer Pederson, John Hassel, and others. He is best known for international touring and recording with Lamb, Adam F, Two Banks of Four, Lemn Sissay (Secret Society), as well as his own groups, KDQ and D'semble. According to styles and genres in Jazz and music generally, Davy has worked across a wide variety of styles, throughout Europe, with artists such as; Pibo Marquez (Venezuela), Sangoma Everett (USA/France), Shiek Tidiane Sek (Mali/France), Kresimir Debski (Poland), Roman Rahout Poland) Paul Shigihara (Japan/Germany), and Doudou Gouirand (France) to name but a few. Davy's trumpet has featured on albums by Japanese producer Sugizo (Truth?), and (Grand Cross), US vocalist Melissa Kaplan, The Crass Collective, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Ashley and Jackson, Chapter and the Verse, Adamski, Unabombers, The Aliens, and in Germany on tours with Afrika Afrika. Also Kevin Davy has toured internationally with the celebrated vocalist; Finley Quaye, and Cymande. ...