Kevin Davy is a London-based trumpeter, bandleader. Davy cites influential musicians such as: Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Hannibal Lokumbe, Lester Bowie, Don Cherry, Tomasz Stanko, Nils Molvaer Pederson, John Hassel, and others.
Kevin Davy has been working with quintett as of late. But occasionally will work with larger groups with his original material.
Kevin Davy was born in Nottingham in 1961. He moved to Manchester in 1986 to take up a place as a student, at Manchester Metropolitan University, attaining a Bachelors of Arts Degree in General Arts, after which he stayed in the city, becoming involved in the arts and music scene there.
Kevin has an extensive recorded discography, which includes work ranging from musical theatre, to modern jazz, and contemporary music. He has toured extensively, with groups such as: Lamb, Adam F, Secret Society, Lemn Sissay's Secret Society, and Finley Quaye. In 1994 Kevin relocated to London to work as an actor-musician, at The Donmar Warehouse, on their production of, The Three Penny Opera, directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Collaborations with the writer SuAndi, and others have followed, with participation in community-driven projects. Formerly, Kevin had built strong affiliations with Manchester venues; Band On The Wall, and PJ Bells, where he had long residencies. More recently, Kevin has toured with the acclaimed show; Afrika Afrika, which was conceived by Andre Heller, and choreographed by Georges Mamboye.