Music | Greater New York City Area, US
Born in Singapore to European parents, Caroline Davis has been exposed to a diversity of life experiences. Musical and academic worlds collided for her in Texas, where she studied jazz and psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington, after which she moved to Chicago in 2004 to pursue a Ph.D in Music Cognition.
Caroline has received a wide range of accolades including a Downbeat outstanding soloist award (2006), an outstanding Graduate Student presentation (2005 Performance Matters Conference in Portugal), performances with Sisters in Jazz as a part of IAJE (2005), and performances for the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at the Kennedy Center (2011).
On the creative performance front, Caroline has performed with various groups including her own jazz quartet, Maitri, Fatbook, Deep Fayed, Zing!, Pedway, Tomorrow Music Orchestra, James Davis Quintet, and Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls. In addition, she frequently performs at private functions with various outfits that play jazz standards.
Her goals in life are associated with bridging the gap between academia and performance through collaboration.