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We are Davis and Dow

 

Multi award winning jazz duo Davis and Dow have chemistry. Soul mates that are two strong halves of one BIG sound. Davis and Dow tackle jazz and pop standards with a daring sense of abandon. Their style is deeply rooted in the classic jazz tradition but with a playfulness that keeps the music fresh and fun. Their arrangements are unique and inventive, always seeking a new approach to everything they do.

Recognized as one of the finest and most versatile jazz singers of her generation, Julie Davis is everything from scat-singer to balladeer. She grew up listening to the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and others on her parent's extensive vinyl collection. Singing jazz came naturally to Julie from a young age. “A confident singer with a compelling stage presence who possesses a wry kittenish voice with claws.” “She is a stylist that seeks an original twist on everything she performs; a risk-taker who’s scatting suggests she learned in her bassinet”. Now she feels it is her turn to expose newer generations to a young American art form called jazz.

Kelly Dow is a world-class guitarist who’s primary influences are Joe Pass, Jimmy Bruno, Django Reinhardt and the modern day European gypsy jazz virtuosos. He blends Be-Bop, Blues, Flamenco and Classical styles to create a strong individual sound delivered with sensitivity, power, and creativity. “Simply orchestral in support" “Swinging”  “Fat” “Multi-hued” and “Unexpected” are a few words that critics have used to describe his performance.

They’ve toured Japan, London, and New York, composed and performed original music for the TV show FoodNation with Bobby Flay, and produced Great Jazz Divas: a multimedia show that celebrates women, music, and history. Their CD Naked won Best Jazz Album-Florida Music Awards, and was featured in JazzTimes Magazines'  year in review issue. D&D were voted Best Jazz Artists-New Times Magazine and Julie Davis was voted Best Jazz Vocalist-City Link Magazine. Recent performances include the A concert for the Gold Coast Jazz Society at the Broward Center for Performing Arts, a Penn State University tour, and they were awarded a juried showcase at the prestigious Performing Arts Exchange in Louisville, KY. For the third consecutive time, Davis and Dow were awarded a two year grant by the Florida Cultural Arts Division to perform in underserved communities. 

“Davis and Dow are the real thing; exciting to hear and watch”. Loverly, their latest CD, which features Federico Britos on violin with a full ensemble, celebrates their love for gypsy jazz. The cd has been played all over the world including the Sirius Satellite jazz station and has won high critical praise.

vocals, percussion / julie davis
seven string guitar / kelly dow

 

 
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Loverly

by Davis and Dow

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“Julie Davis is a confident singer with compelling stage presence...she has a a wry kittenish voice with claws...Kelly Dow, is a brilliant guitarist who chooses unexpected chords and arrangements… their music is full of excitement.”
— Sun-Sentinel Matt Schudel
“A South Florida version of Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald” 
— The Palm Beach Post
“One of the finest performances we’ve had all year!”
— University Of Miami Jazz Vocal Forum
“Brazen Excellence! This duo breathes and thinks as one. Dow’s guitar is positively orchestral in support while Davis’ scatting suggests she probably learned in her bassinet.”
— Cadence Magazine
Best Jazz Artists Readers Choice
— New Times Magazine
“Outstanding jazz voice and guitar” 
— ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM
We are extremely happy with Davis and Dow’s performance. Davis and Dow performed for over 7000 people on Sunday night. The workshop was also a success! 32 kids and 4 parents enjoyed the workshop. Julie and Kelly were fabulous with the kids. Julie and Kelly are wonderful to work with and we would love to work with them in the future! Comments from the staff included: “I wish all our acts were as easy to work with as they are,” to “we should definitely have them back!”
— City of El Paso Music Under the Stars concert series
“Julie Davis is everything from scat singer to balladeer and can go from a whisper to scream faster than a Ferrari can go 0 to 60… jazz duos are rare; one’s this good are jewels.” 
— City Link Magazine  Bill Merrideth
“Brazen, Playful, Risky, Risqué, Challenging, and Downright Sexy.” 
— JAZZREVIEW.COM
“We loved your music and we thank you for allowing us to feel your soul. It was an EVENT!!”
— John Brock– Pine Mountain State Park Resort, Pine Mountain KY
Davis and Dow were AMAZING! These musicians were so professional and talented. Their performance was a perfect combination of education and entertainment. They introduced the students to a music form that they might not have been previously familiar with, and got rave reviews from the students  (including myself), faculty, & staff.  I just can’t say enough about these entertainers! My only regret: I didn’t get an autograph so that when they are famous (and with skills like they have, it’s only a matter of time...) I can say “I remember when...” 
— Robert Goodwin— Hillsboro Community College
Kelly and Julie are absolutely delightful. They put on a wonderful show, and our audience loved them. The combination of the black & white visuals with their music and commentary make it a truly enjoyable show presented by great talents.
— Reinhardt College in Waleska, GA
“Outstanding performance! The hairs are standing up on the back of my neck.”
— Ed Bell WLRN
“The show was Fantastic! Kelly and Julie are a joy to work with.”
— Jason Leader, programming director for Southeastern Louisiana University
“Soul Times Two”… “Julie Davis’ sensual purr is used to great effect as she goes from coquettish to introspective, accompanied by Kelly Dow’s multi-textured playing. Standards are revived, but Davis and Dow’s love for the music and sterling chops keep them from sounding routine. Julie Davis is also an engaging performer, and we guarantee you won’t take your eyes off the charismatic singer...The real thing, (they are) deeply rooted in the classic jazz tradition but with a playfulness that keeps the music fresh and fun.”
— City Link Music Issue Bob Weinberg
Julie and Kelly are great and so very nice and personable. We had a blast! Everyone was blown away. They were perfect. It was a pleasure working with you.
— Princess Theatre in Winnsboro, LA
“God Bless The Child!”
— Ocean Drive Magazine 
“Utterly Charming” 
— Savannah Morning News
Wonderful performance!...Everyone truly enjoyed your style and repertoire...you got the whole room humming and tapping toes-even to the point where people wanted to jump up on stage and sing with you! You definitely reached a common musical denominator with our guests. Davis and Dow will certainly be at the top of our list for future events. We look forward to hearing your music over and over again.”
— The March of Dimes
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Contact:

Julie Davis-Dow

954-971-0110

juliedsings@gmail.com

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Loverly

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3. You're My Thrill

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5. Stairway To The Stars

6. Caravan

7. Underneath The Apple Tree

8. Reaching For The Moon

9. Azure

10. Dedicated To You

11. Mr. Sand Man