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Billie Davies: A Nu Experience

Billie Davies will perform at Music at the Mint on Friday, May 19th from 2pm to 3pm. Tickets are $10.50 and can be purchased at the door or online.

Billie Davies is a very accomplished free-jazz drummer. Born in Belgium, she now lives in New Orleans, having spent much of her life living peripatetically. Previous reviewers have made much of the self-taught nature of her drumming. While this is a feature of one of the stories in the press release, I defy any listener to distinguish her playing from someone ‘schooled’ in jazz drumming. There is a vitality and fluidity in the way that she plays the drum kit and this is what I mean by the idea that her stories explain her drumming; she speaks through the drums to the other players, asking questions of them and replying with the fusion of styles that she has built up over her travels.
— Chris Baber, Jazz Views

In the summer of 2016, Billie Davies started A Nu Experience with IRIS P on vocals, Evan Oberla on electric piano, synthesizer and trombone, Oliver Watkinson on electric bass and Billie on electronic drums. By the end of that summer the new recording, “On Hollywood Boulevard”, had become a reality and so established BILLIE DAVIES - A Nu Experience, bringing a new experience to jazz aficionados, young and old, all over. On Hollywood Boulevard was a DownBeat Magazine January 2017 Editor’s Pick review and is very well received and reviewed in the US and in Europe

Earlier Event: May 18
Later Event: May 20
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