Trumpeter/vocalist Jeremy Davenport was born in St. Louis and raised by a musical family. His mother, a music educator, and his father, a trombonist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, exposed Jeremy to diverse musical experiences which would influence his art. One of the most profound was an introduction to trumpet idol Wynton Marsalis which changed Jeremy’s life forever.
As a merit scholar at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, Davenport studied with Raymond Mase and Wynton Marsalis. His education took him to the University of New Orleans to work under the tutelage of venerated jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis, the patriarch of the Marsalis family.
Jeremy has a great affection for the storytelling standards of the past which has led him to specialize in a unique genre of jazz. His music captures the improvisational and spontaneous facets of this truly American art form yet pushes the boundaries of modern jazz stereotypes while celebrating the song and dance element that inspires and captivates romantics worldwide. His charm and wit coupled with his devotion to the music, facility on the trumpet and sincerity in his voice result in creating devoted fans out of his audiences.
Jeremy Davenport has released two solo CDs for Telarc, entitled Jeremy Davenport and Maybe in a Dream, and is featured on the soundtrack to the Luke Perry film Life Breath. He has recorded with Harry Connick Jr and can be heard on the RCA Victor compilation, The Only Jazz Album You’ll Ever need.
Jeremy performs in numerous international jazz festivals and special events with his band and can be seen frequently as the musical guest on The Food Network’s Emiril Live. You can catch Jeremy live at the Ritz-Carlton’s New Orleans French Quarter Bar.