800 NW 6th and Irving at Union Station Portland, OR 97209
CD Celebration Event At Wilf’s Restaurant.
Two Shows Per Night 7:30-9:30 & 10:00-Mid, November 27 & 28 ($10 cover).
Musical Phenom Releasing Her Second CD at Portland’s Historic Jazz Restaurant.
Kate Davis, award-winning vocalist, bassist and violinist, is coming back from New York and celebrating her second CD on November 27 and 28 for two shows, each night, at a special event hosted at Wilf’s Restaurant in Portland, OR. For the two nights, the restaurant will be reconfigured for maximum seating and sound. The CD features some new arrangements of holiday favorites, and more obscure tunes spotlighting Kate’s many musical talents. She plays bass, sings and plays violin in a duo and quartet setting.
Kate will be featured singing, and playing bass and violin both evenings.
She will be accompanied by Noah Kellman from New York along with Portland jazz legend and mentor Ron Steen. Several of the recording’s contributors will appear as special guests. This unique show will demonstrate not only a fresh take on the holiday music, but a fresh take on jazz.
Reserved tables at Wilf’s for these events are likely to sell out quickly.
There will be a small number of seats held the night of the event on a first come, first served basis for media. Please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org request special media seating.
About Wilf’s Restaurant:
Located at historic Union Station, Wilf’s Restaurant is Portland’s premier destination for fine dining and jazz. The romantic atmosphere hearkens back to the age of the supper club with elegant red booths and the best jazz music in the city. Wilf’s brings a modern twist on the classic American menu, and this even. (www.wilfsrestaurant.com)
About Kate Davis:
Growing up as a classical violinist, Kate experienced a variety of musical styles since age 5. When relocated to the Pacific Northwest, she was fortunate to be a member of the Portland Youth Philharmonic from which she is an alumnae after terms as principal 2nd violin, and principal bassist.
Life in Oregon enabled two new passions—coffee and jazz. From then on, the upright bass and voice became her primary musical outlets. Nurtured by the supportive music community in Portland Oregon, she was able to satisfy her hunger to learn and perform.
Recently, Kate achieved national recognition for her jazz bass and vocals. She was named an NFAA "youngARTS" Silver winner, is a four time Downbeat Magazine Student Award winner, a two time participant in the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony, and was bassist in the Grammy Jazz Ensemble. Most recently she was selected as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts, which included a White House visit and an opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center. She began studies at a conservatory in New York City this fall semester.
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(source: September 10, 2009 Press)
Performance with Herbie Hancock, Variety review.
Adele' Nofield, General Manager, Wilfs Restaurant sent me this email recently and I want to pass along this information about a very talented young artist, with very supportive parents. With Kate's CD coming out, here is some more about her.