3-time Grammy Nominee @johndaversa, a renowned Jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, producer and bandleader joins the show for the first time!
He is a winner of the Herb Alpert Award, David Joel Miller Award, the National Trumpet Competition, the ITG Jazz Soloist Competition, and finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, and a 3-time Grammy nominee.
He has also had the opportunity to perform or record with artists such as Fiona Apple, @michaelbuble, Dori Caymi, Andraé Crouch, @sherylcrow, @herbiehancockofficial, The Bob Mintzer Big Band, and the Yellowjackets.
In 1996, he founded the John Daversa Progressive Big Band. Junk Wagon: The Big Band Album (2011), won Best in Show and Awards of Excellence in Creativity/Originality and Production in The Global Music Awards.
In 2016, Daversa released “Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles a big band album with an orchestra of almost 60, featuring vocal artists @renee_olstead and Katisse Buckingham. The album was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella and Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals.
His latest album is “Wobbly Dance Flower”, released 2017, featuring Bob Mintzer.
Daversa is now the chair of Studio Music and Jazz at the @frostschoolum at the University of Miami.
We talk about his childhood development, how he learned his compositional and arranging craft, his favorite trumpet players, his albums and more! Listen to the FULL interview for FREE on iTunes!
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