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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.
Now based in Berlin, Germany, Davis has played solo sets from his pedalboard through Sofar Sounds, on BBC Radio 3, and in collaborations with local projects Composers' Orchestra Berlin and OperaLab Berlin. He has recorded for Kurt Rosenwinkel, Roland Kaiser, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, and regularly plays with The Hot Club of Berlin and STEGREIF.orchester.
Aside from performing and recording, Davis is an accomplished composer, arranger, and producer. He has released two full-length albums, one 5-track EP, and will release the Deepsky Lore EP on March 14, 2024.