Steve Davis

Teacher of Applied Music, jazz combo

contact info:

office hours:

  • By appointment

mailing address:

  • Campus Box 1030
  • One Brookings Drive
  • Saint Louis, MO 63130
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Steve teaches jazz combos for the department. 

Drummer Steve Davis has performed with David Liebman, Bill Evans, Richie Beirach, John Pattitucci, Walt Weiskopf, Benny Golson, Ira Sullivan and Lynne Arriale. He has over 165 recordings to his credit, including 10 of his own. Other recording credits include work with Walt Weiskopf, Conrad Herwig, Richie Beirach, Bill Evans, Kenny Werner, Tim Hagans, John Pattitucci, Manfredo Fest, and Andy LaVerne.

In addition to his extensive touring throughout Europe and North America, Steve served on the faculty of Jamey Aebersold Jazz Clinics from 1982-2010 and served on the faculty of the Berlin Conservatory of Music as professor of jazz studies in 2000 and 2001, as well as Port Townsend in 2007. He has written six drum books,including a newly released book(2008) from Schott-Music Publishing and has conducted educational clinics throughout the world.

Steve is also a respected recording engineer in the jazz community having engineered over 300 recordings. Steve was a Visiting Artist in Residence at Indiana University in 2000-2001 and served on the faculty of the University of Southern Florida Tampa from 2004-2008. Steve is currently on the faculty at Washington University and divides his time between freelancing and playing with his own group.

Steve also has 12 new play-a-long for jazz drummers and currently maintains an active teaching/playing schedule as well as running his own recording studio.