NEWS

Brendon's Involvement with the Akojopo Music Foundation 
3.24.2021

Brendon had the opportunity to be involved with a new music foundation connecting students from Nigeria to other instructors around the world! Check out this short video of the experience! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjqId10klxs&ab_channel=Akojopo

Brendon Davis Comissioned to write New Piece for Musique Noire EP "Intergenerational"  
7.3.2019

Welcome to Our Newest Project!

"*in*ter*gen*er*a*tion*al" will feature three new creative voices from the Detroit metropolitan area, as composers, producers and performers. The EP project will consist of six songs: 3 originals from the chosen artists and 3 originals from Musique Noire. 

Three Incredible Young Musicians on the Scene

Musique Noire will collaborate with harpist Ahya Simone, pianist Brendon Davis and singer/songwriter Alex Way to create and showcase their amazing performing and composing talents."

University of Michigan Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Congratulate Brendon Davis 
2.26.2019

Congratulations to Brendon Davis for making the Disney All American College Band!

https://www.facebook.com/1624570082/posts/10216982271902062?sfns=mo

Brendon Davis on "Fox 2 News" 
8.24.2017

DETROIT (WJBK) - A rising star at the University of Michigan studying under world-renowned jazz pianist Benny Green is hitting the Detroit stage this weekend.

Sophomore Brendon Davis will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Jazz Cafe in Musical Hall in downtown Detroit.

Tickets are $10 at the door and can be purchased in advance HERE

Brendon Performs with Classical Phenom Jade Simmons  in Surprise Performance
1.17.2017

"In the middle of the show, Mrs. Simmons started talking about the responsibility of all artists and educators (both amateur and professional) have to share the spotlight with others. She made some excellent points, but honestly, I don’t remember much of what she said on this matter, because before I knew it she had called the name of my classmate, jazz piano major Brendon Davis, to join her onstage, followed by my name…

Brendon and I had met Jade Simmons after a career talk she gave to SMTD students a few days before this performance, but she managed to remember our names, instruments, and promise to attend her concert. We had no idea she would call us out during the performance, but soon we were improvising at the piano altogether. She played an atmospheric, chromatic figure in the middle register, while Brendon took the bass and I took the treble range. I couldn’t tell you what we played. All I remember is feeling my heart pounding with excitement, feeling slightly concerned that I might fall off the crowded bench, and loving every note that cascaded from the three of us working selflessly together––not trying to impress anyone, only making the music that we loved together. It was powerful. I will remember that moment for a very, very long time."

Karalyn Schubring

http://artsatmichigan.umich.edu/seen/2017/01/16/review-jade-simmons-art-of-impact/

Brendon Davis Wins Award (The Spinet)
3.14.2014

In-Accord Congratulates Brendon Davis, 

"Congratulations to Brendon Davis, In-Accord's 8th Annual "If Only for One Moment" scholarship competition winner and recipient of the Teddy Harris Award."