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STEVE DAVIDOWSKY TRIO Appearing Wed July 26th 2017 at 7:30pm

$10 in advance
$12 at the door

Steve Davidowsky comes by his musical eclecticism naturally. The Marshall resident was born into a musical Avery County family, grew up in Augusta, Georgia, received classical music training at the Eastman School of Music, and toured in the mid-70s with the pioneering Southern jazz-rock band The Dixie Dregs. Nowadays the keyboard and saxophone maestro can most often be heard playing original jazz with the Steve Davidowsky Trio that reflects his many musical influences. They’ll be appearing at the White Horse Black Mountain on Wednesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Wednesday Jazz Series.

Although he wasn’t raised in the mountains, Steve Davidowsky nevertheless lays claim to Appalachian sounds (Grandad played banjo) as part of his musical DNA along with his love of jazz, rock, blues, Latin and gospel music. HIs versatility has landed him gigs with fiddler Vassar Clements, Jerry Reed, and outlaw country singer David Allan Coe along with local artists Todd Wright, Kat Williams, and the Firecracker Jazz Band. He blends his diverse sounds in unusual ways, composing jazz with Appalachian influences or Chopinesque pieces that include improvisation. “It’s a weird mix, a hybrid mix”, says Davidowsky.

The Trio lineup is rounded out by Jeff Rudolph on drums and James Simmons on bass, both of whom contribute vocals.