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Kim Davis is a multi-instrumentalist based in California. She is an original member of the "Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra" founded by Lorenzo Ferrero and Anibal Seminario, playing baritone saxophone. AP Jazz Orchestra is the 2020 Latin Grammy Winner for Best Arrangement & 2021 American Grammy Nominee for Best latin Jazz Album. 

Kim has appeared on TV shows such as "Scandal", "2018 American Music Awards", "Jim Jefferies Show", "Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!" with Moon Taxi and more. Kim has performed with artists such as: Vanessa Williams, Camilla Cabello, Adam Blackstone, Sara Gazarek, The Big Phat Band, Wayne Brady, Tony Danza, The San Diego Symphony, The Palm Desert Symphony, Scott Whitfield, Arturo Sandoval, Moon Taxi, and more. Kim has spent 5 years performing at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA, playing with the Disneyland Band, Pearly Band and the Candlelight Orchestra. 

She is also a founding member of the singer-songwriter group, CAVE Women and is passionate about composing, song-writing and creative collaborations.

Kim received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies and Classical Flute from CSU Sacramento and her Master's Degree in Jazz Studies from the Bob Cole Conservatory, CSU Long Beach.

Teaching is a great passion of Kim's and is something that allows her to give back to the communities surrounding her. 


Bob Cole Conservatory, Cal State Long Beach

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Man Of Many Parts: 

A Study of Buddy Collette's Jazz Vocabulary On Multiple Woodwind Instruments

 I first encountered the music of Buddy Collette in the Fall of 2015. Collette was a tremendously talented musician, performer, and advocate for human rights. He was a native to Los Angeles and dedicated his life to creating and performing music, as well as teaching others improvisation and technique on multiple woodwind instruments. 

     If you would like to view my thesis and study of Buddy Collette, a PDF version is available below. Thank you for taking the time to read about Buddy Collette's life and musical contributions! 

This paper is a study of Buddy Collette’s improvisatory style on four woodwind instruments: alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet and flute. Transcription and analysis of Collette’s solos provide examples of the vocabulary he generated and used on each of instrument. This paper also includes some of Collette’s significant life events, including contributions made to the Los Angeles jazz scene. 


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