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DOUG DAVIS
The director and organizer of the Bakersfield Jazz Festival is Doug Davis, professor of music at CSU Bakersfield. Davis received his Bachelor of Music at the University of Tennessee, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Kappa Phi, and continued his studies at Harvard University, receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. in musical composition.  At Harvard, Leonard Bernstein selected Davis to be a member of the Norton Lectures Discussion Group.  While in the Boston area, Davis performed with fusion guitarist Larry Coryell and trumpeter John D’Earth, and since that time, several of his compositions have been recorded by jazz greats including Chick Corea and Bennie Wallace. READ MORE...
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