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Davis West is a Japanese-American violinist and songwriter rooted in jazz, classical, and bluegrass fiddle styles.

He has had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists of varying styles including: Al Di Meola, Chris Thile, Benny Golson, David Halen, Christian Howes, Philippe Quint, Geri Allen, Byron Stripling, Ben E. King, Audra McDonald, and with his mentors Gary Willis and Casey Driessen. 


Davis earned his Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from the University of Michigan, where he was heavily involved in the jazz and classical departments. Thereafter, he played on tour with dynamic string ensemble Barrage 8 and completed the masters program in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) at Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain.

Based in Berlin, Germany, Davis has recorded for Kurt Rosenwinkel, Roland Kaiser, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, and regularly plays with The Hot Club of Berlin, Kammerjazz Kollektiv, hälm nordic folk, STEGREIF.orchester, and with his folk-jazz string quartet, Stringbahn.

Aside from performing and recording, Davis is an accomplished composer, arranger, and producer. His self-produced discography includes two full-length albums and two EPs.

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