Davi Priest

Davi Priest

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About this pro

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Education
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, Summa Cum Laude    Minors: Physics and Philosophy
DePaul University School of Music

Master of Music Education (in progress, class of 2020)
Northwestern University Bienen School of Music

Has performed at:
The Chicago Jazz Festival, The Jazz Showcase, The University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts, The Center for Black Music Research, Elastic Arts, SPACE, Theater Wit, The Arts Club of Chicago, Jay Pritzker Pavillion and The Harris Theater (in Millenium Park)

Currently performs with:
Zac Nunnery Trio, Jimmy Bennington Color and Sound, Jenna Przybysz Collective, Bob Lark and His Alumni Big Band (as a sub), The Henry Smith Quintet

Upcoming gigs:
Jazzin' at the Shedd (summer 2018), Hyde Park Jazz Festival (late summer, early fall 2018)

Studied with:
Dennis Carroll, Rodney Whittaker, Clark Sommers, Kelly Sill, Jason Heath, Dana Hall, Bob Lark, Thom Matta, Bob Palmieri, Bill Sears, Typhanie Monique, Bradley Williams, Chad McCullough, Luke Gillespie, Bob Rummage, Tim Coffman, Michael Lewanski

Teaching philosophy
As a performer and a teacher, it is my responsibility to help others develop deeper connections to the music they love.  In this way, teaching is not about showing students how music should be appreciated; it is about finding how students appreciate music, then deepening those connections by exposing students to new techniques, different perspectives, and the craft behind art.  I intend to help give rise to a generation of self taught, thoughtful musicians, who recognize the artistic sensibilities of others, learn from them, and use those insights to develop their own art.

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Evanston, IL 60202
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