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Tom Davis

Tom Davis

Adjunct Faculty, Conservatory of Music


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Tom Davis is an adjunct faculty member in the Conservatory of Music and the Jazz/Contemporary guitar department. He teaches applied jazz/contemporary guitar lessons and popular music classes, as well as leading the Capital University Rock Ensemble (C.U.R.E.), “Birdland” small jazz ensemble, and the guitar ensembles.
Davis performs in a variety of styles as both a bandleader and sideman throughout the US and UK, most regularly with local groups: Vaughn Weister’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, The Pete Mills B3 4-Tet, Willie Nelson Mandela, Flogo Shaggins, Ray Massa’s Eurorhythms, and several others.
While living in Edinburgh, Davis toured with top bands and performers in a variety of styles including award-winning jazz musicians Ali Affleck, Brian Kellock, and Dick Lee.
Davis has recorded extensively with artists in the US and UK, including albums by Ali Affleck, Dick Lee’s Swingtet, Flogo Shaggins, and Vaughn Weister’s Famous Jazz Orchestra.
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Degrees Earned
Master of Music in Musicology, The University of Edinburgh.
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, Capital University.
Jazz/Contemporary Guitar Lessons
Intro to Jazz and Popular Music
Guitar ensembles
Small Jazz Ensemble "Birdland"
Capital University Rock ensemble (C.U.R.E)
2019 – Flogo Shaggins, “Flogo Shaggins” (US).
2015 – Famous Jazz Orchestra, on “Mark Flugge Remembered” (US).
2014 ¬ Ali Affleck and Vieux Carre: “Indeedy I Do” (Scotland).
2014 - Bonzai Quartet, “Lemon Soul Jelly Roll” (Scotland).
2014 - Tom Davis Trio, “Home” (Scotland/US).
2014 - Victoria Bennett, “Little Jazz Bird, Vol. 1” (Scotland).
2014 - Willie Nelson Mandela, “Peasants EP” (Germany/Scotland/US).
2013 - Dick Lee’s Swingtet, “Live at Valvona Crolla” (Scotland).
2012 - Ali Affleck and Vieux Carre: “Le Debut” (Scotland)
*Shortlisted for Jazz Scotland’s Album of the Year 2013.
2012 - Tom Davis, “For Elaine” (Scotland).
2012 - Willie Nelson Mandela, “Purple Glow (single)” (Germany/Scotland/ US).
2011 - Willie Nelson Mandela, “Weightless EP” (Germany/Scotland/US).
2008 - Fluidthought Collective, “Fluidthought Collective” (US).