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Michael Davis and the New Wonders, In Concert

Saturday, 10 February, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Michael Davis and The New Wonders (with an appearance by The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble)
Houlihan McLean Center at The University of Scranton
Admission FREE, open to the public

At twenty-five years old, “eloquent trumpet prodigy” Mike Davis (Wall Street Journal) has a voice beyond his years on his instrument. The New York City based septet which he leads - “The New Wonders” - vividly invokes America’s Jazz Age during the 1920s, when jazz was the soundtrack for dramatic national changes and played a central part in people's dreams, adventures and romances. Exquisite attention to musical detail and the band's deep passion for the original recordings is evident in each performance.

Named for the model of cornet played by the enigmatic genius Bix Beiderbecke, the New Wonders craft each song as if it were a 78 rpm record, and the result has been praised by Downbeat Magazine and the New York Times. Mike’s playing is imbued with the sounds of prohibition-era speakeasies, Hoovervilles of the depression, and glittering jazz palaces of the swing era, creating a timeless cocktail of American music. He appears regularly around New York City with Dandy Wellington and his band, Emily Asher’s Garden Party, Gelber and Manning, Glenn Crytzer, Terry Waldo, Baby Soda, Dan Levinson, and many other traditional jazz and swing bands.

The 22 member University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble, made up of University of Scranton student musicians from majors spanning the curriculum, will accompany Mr. Davis on a few of the evening’s selections.


Cheryl Y. Boga

Phone: (570) 941-7624
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Houlihan-McLean Center, Aula

342 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510