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Inspired with the bebop from the 1950s, Steve Davis offers crafted a unique sound around the slip trombone. Furthermore to leading his personal group and providing as co-leader of 1 for all those, Davis continues to execute with Chick Corea’s sextet Source. “I’m attracted to music that allows for creativeness of manifestation,” Davis stated throughout a 2001 interview, “music which difficulties the listener (along with the music artists playing it) to believe, to assume, to experience.” A indigenous of Binghamton, NY, Davis was raised encircled by music. His dad had an enormous assortment of jazz, blues, and rock and roll information while his mom was a devoted fan of the air. Regarding his more youthful brother, he created a knack for harmonizing. Davis’ musical capabilities had been inherited from his maternal grandmother, a self-taught stride piano participant who performed in regional restaurants. Although he trained himself to choose basslines around the piano by age six, he analyzed trumpet, baritone saxophone, and tuba in college. Switching towards the trombone to be able to play with the high-school stage/dance music group, he found out his organic musical tone of voice. Davis sharpened his technique while participating in a summertime jazz workshop at SUNY Binghamton where the Bob Brookmeyer Sextet offering Joe Lovano offered as the citizen music group. He afterwards spent 3 years using the Binghamton Youngsters Symphony. He continuing his studies on the College or university of Hartford’s Hartt University of Music, where he was mentored by alto saxophonist and music instructor Jackie McLean. Davis’ initial career break emerged when McLean suggested him to important jazz drummer Artwork Blakey. After seated in with Blakey’s music group during many gigs, he changed Frank Lacy in 1989. He continued to be using the music group until Blakey’s loss of life in 1990. Teaching since 1985, Davis became a member of the jazz faculty on the Hartt University of Music in 1991.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steve Davis
Height 1.88 m
Profession Pool Player, Snooker player
Education Columbia University
Nationality English, British
Spouse Judith Davis
Children Greg Davis, Jack Davis
Parents Bill Davis, Jean Davis
Awards BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award
Albums Portrait in Sound, Moanin', Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk, Africaine, New York Scene, Caravan, Buttercorn Lady, Mosaic, Buhaina's Delight, Ugetsu, Indestructible, The Big Beat, At the Jazz Corner of the World, The Jazz Messengers, Buhaina, Keystone 3, Like Someone in Love, Drum Suite, The Freedom Rider, Hard Drive, Straight Ahead, One by One, Golden Boy, Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World, At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1, Gypsy Folk Tales, Free for All, Art Blakey et les Jazz-Messengers au club St. Germain, Kyoto, Art Blakey in Sweden, Anthenagin, Reflections in Blue, In My Prime Vol. 1, In This Korner, 1958 – Paris Olympia, A Night in Tunisia, Album of the Year, Three Blind Mice, Jazz Profile: Horace Silver (No.012), Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!, Chippin' In, Jazz Messages, The Jaunt, Say When, Crybaby Bridge, For Real


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1 Achieved the first televised snooker 147 break maximum in 1982.
2 He is a Patron Celebrity Supporter of Orchid Cancer Appeal in the United Kingdom.
3 The 1980s satirical puppet show "Spitting Image" portrayed him as being incredibly dull. It was this show that gave him the nickname "Interesting" Steve Davis. Davis takes this in good humour and often plays upon this image in sports game shows such as "They Think It's All Over" and "A Question of Sport".
4 He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1988 Queen's Honours List before being awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's Millennium Honors List for his services to snooker.
5 World Professional Snooker Champion 6 times between 1981 and 1989.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret 2010-2016 TV Series Steve Davis
World Championship Snooker 2005 2005 Video Game Commentator
Harry's Mad 1994 TV Series Guest

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Q.E.D. 1985-1988 TV Series documentary Himself
Comic Relief 1988 TV Special Himself
Going Live! 1987 TV Series Himself
The Matchroom Mob 1987 Video Himself
Aspel & Company 1984 TV Series Himself
147 - Break 1983 Documentary Himself
A Frame with Davis 1983 TV Series Himself - Host
Cannon and Ball 1982 TV Series Himself - Guest
Pro-Celebrity Snooker 1981-1982 TV Series Himself - Player
Does the Team Think? 1982 TV Series Himself
The Morecambe & Wise Show 1981 TV Series Himself - Guest
Stopwatch 1981 TV Series Himself
World Championship Snooker 1986-2016 TV Series Himself - Analyst / Himself - Commentator / Himself - Analyst & Commentator / ...
Crucible Classics 2016 TV Series Himself
Steve Davis: Snookerstar DJ 2016 TV Short documentary Himself
Fighting Talk Goes Snooker Loopy 2016 TV Movie Himself
The Mavericks 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Six-Time World Champion
Masters Snooker 1982-2016 TV Series Himself - Analyst / Himself - Commentator / Himself - Interviewer / ...
UK Championship Snooker 2009-2015 TV Series Himself - Analyst / Himself - Commentator / Himself - Reporter / ...
Saturday Sportsday 2014 TV Series Himself - Snooker Expert
The Ronnie O'Sullivan Show 2014 TV Series Himself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 2013 TV Series Himself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW! 2013 TV Series Himself
Sports Life Stories 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Alex Higgins: The People's Champion 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - World Champion '81, '83, '84, '87, '88, '89
Eighty Five: The Black Ball Final 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Grand Prix Snooker 2006-2009 TV Series Himself - Analyst
Countdown 2009 TV Series Himself
Partypoker.com European Open III 2007 TV Series Himself
UK Championship Snooker 2006 TV Mini-Series Analyst
Celebrity Pot Black 2006 TV Movie Himself - Contestant
Best Ever Spitting Image 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Question of Sport 1990-2005 TV Series Himself
Tubridy Tonight 2005 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Poker Club 2004 TV Series Himself
Today with Des and Mel 2003 TV Series Himself
Swiss Toni 2003 TV Series Himself
Make My Day 2003 TV Series documentary
They Think It's All Over 2001-2002 TV Series Guest Captain / Himself
Big Break 2001-2002 TV Series Himself
When Snooker Ruled the World 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - World Champion
The Big Breakfast 2001 TV Series Himself
You Only Live Once 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
Like a Hurricane: The Alex Higgins Story 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself - Six Times World Champion
Steve Davis & Friends 2000 TV Series Himself - Presenter
On Cue 1998 TV Series Himself
The Crucible: 21 Years in the Frame 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Fast Show 1996 TV Series Himself
Virtual Snooker 1995 Video Game Himself
Surprise Surprise! 1995 TV Series Himself
Connections 2 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Word 1994 TV Series Himself
Jimmy White: Close to the Wind 1994 Video documentary Himself - 6-Times World Champion
ITV Telethon 1988 TV Series Himself
After Ten with Tarbuck 1988 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Champion of Champions 2016 TV Series Himself
World Championship Snooker 2016 TV Series Himself
Ladbrokes Players Championship 2016 TV Series Jimself- Six-Time World Champion / Himself - Six-Time World Champion
888.com World Grand Prix 2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Six-Time World Champion
Anglia at Forty 1999 TV Series Himself

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