Saturday, November 21, 2009

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase:
Spotlight on Jeremy Davenport

Once again this year, we dedicate our pre-Thanksgiving Saturday video post to the St. Louis native, trumpeter and singer Jeremy Davenport, who's coming back from New Orleans next week for his annual Turkey Day weekend gig Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 at Jazz at the Bistro.

For some background on Davenport, please feel free to peruse last year's video spotlight post, which covered his biography in some detail. Since then, Davenport has signed with New Orleans-based Basin Street Records, and earlier this year issued We'll Dance 'til Dawn, his first effort for the label.

These clips show Davenport performing some of the songs from that release for an in-store concert at Louisiana Music Factory this past April during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The first clip shows him playing "When I Take My Sugar To Tea," followed by "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To." In the second clip, Davenport does "Mr. New Orleans," a piece he wrote for trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, followed by a brisk gallop through "Lady Is A Tramp."

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