James Davis is a trumpet player and composer living in Chicago, IL.



Joe Duran Big Band



East Hubbard Big Band

Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E Hubbard, Chicago, IL

A new Chicago-based big band featuring an excellent lineup of musicians, led by Luke Malewicz

BEVELED - A Preview from the New Album


Jazz Fest is coming soon! Words on Beveled  

I'm very excited to bring my most recent project, Beveled to play at the Chicago Jazz Festival on Thu. Sept. 3rd. I've attended this fabulous festival every year that I've lived here in Chicago and have always been impressed with the diversity and quality of the lineup. It's truly an honor to finally be a part of it! More info here:

Also, in case you missed Beveled in the media, here are what the critics have to say about the band's album:

 "...this unusual instrumentation creates a striking, elegant timbre…

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I'm glad to be playing tonight as a part of the Anagram Series at Elastic here in Chicago! This Monday night series showcases some of the most exciting new music and talented creative musicians in the city. On top of it being always interestingly programmed, the performance space is a great listening room, it's BYOB, and just a nice 'vibe' over there. 

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Beveled to play at the Chicago Jazz Festival! 

We're extremely excited to announce that Beveled will be playing at this year's Chicago Jazz Festival. The Chicago Jazz Fest is like no other - first of all, it's FREE. It also takes place in downtown Chicago, a great place for Festivals such as this one. Check out this year's lineup and info HERE

Some Upcoming Shows in Chicago 

Before the weather continues to cool down too much and we start nestling deeply into blankets and comfy things everyone should consider these few diverse & creative shows coming up soon:

Dec 13: 357 Ensemble at Hairpin Arts Center - go to show
Dec 15: LORIS and friends at the Whistler - go to show
Jan 8: Juan Pastor's Chincano at Constellation - go to show

See you around!!Read more

Welcome to my new Website! 

It was about time, so I made it happen. So, this is the place on the web to stay up to date with my goings-on.

For instance: The new CD - BEVELED! We'll be getting the physical CDs back from the printer pretty soon, and perhaps I'll leak a bit of the swell artwork by Ian Sienicki in the coming weeks. The official release on ears&eyes Records is just over a month away! 
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6-panel CD wallet. Art/Design: Ian Sienicki

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