Smalls Jazz Club - New York
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Jamale Davis started started studying bass in 2003 as a means of actively understanding what it takes to express oneself via the art of Jazz. His studies consisted of playing along to records and teaching himself to read music, but his best education was once he started hanging at Smalls and Fat Cat, his musical home.
Marianne Solivan is one of the most buzzed about jazz singers in New York. The 2009 and 2010 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition finalist has worked with luminaries including Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, Steve Lacy, Jeremy Pelt, Peter Bernstein, Lewis Nash, Neal Minor and Bruce Barth.
Drummer, Jonathan Barber, born in Hartford, CT, has been playing the drums since the age of 5. Jonathan was first introduced to the drums by his father and began nurturing his passion and talents at his family church. During his senior year of high school, Barber became a member of the Artists Collective in Hartford, CT founded by Jackie and Dollie McLean.
Jonathan Barber continues to tour nationally and internationally and is now stepping out as a bandleader, performing in jazz clubs and festivals around the world, giving private lessons, and conducting workshops. Jonathan endorses Canopus Drums, Evans Drumheads and Pro-Mark Drumsticks.