Discography

Much more than the music

AUDIO RELEASES

HAVANABLE_316Store_cover_smHavana Blue (2016)

 

Orbert Davis - DuSable to ObamaDuSable To Obama (2010)

 

Orbert Davis - PriorityPriority (2001)

Orbert Davis - Home and AwayHome & Away (2012)

 

Orbert Davis - Blue Notes Blue Notes (2004)

VIDEO RELEASES

orbert-davis-dusable-to-obama-videoDuSable To Obama (Original score) (2010)
orbert-davis-with-strings-attached-video“Live” with Strings Attached (1996)

OTHER RECORDINGS

 

2008

loopmastersHouse Generation Marshall Jefferson

 

2006

jackie-allen2-thumbTangled Jackie Allen (featured trumpet performance)

 

   
nick-colionne-thumbKeepin’ It Cool Nick Colionne

 

2005

ramsey-lewis-thumbWith One Voice Ramsey Lewis (featured trumpet performance)

 

2003

ramsey-lewis2-thumbSimple Pleasures Nancy Wilson (trumpet performance)

 

   
urban-knights-thumbV – Urban Knights featuring Ramsey Lewis (composition, arrangement, featured trumpet performance)

 

   
jackie-allen1-thumbThe Men in My Life Jackie Allen (featured trumpet performance)

 

2000

kenton-russo-thumbKenton a la Russo Chicago Jazz Ensemble (featured trumpet performance)

 

    
steve-cole-thumbBetween Us Steve Cole (featured trumpet performance)

 

1998

nazarovaListen To Your Heart Natalia Nazarova (Co-production, compositions, arrangements, featured trumpet performance)

 

1997

kurt-elling-messenger-thumbThe Messenger Kurt Elling (featured trumpet performance)

 

1992

ten-city-thumbNo House Big Enough Ten City (compositions, arrangements, trumpet performance, synth programming)

 

   
dennis-deyoung-thumb10 on Broadway Dennis DeYoung (featured trumpet performance)

 

1989

ten-city2-thumbFoundation Ten City (trumpet performance)

 

STUDIO TRUMPETER

1981 – present

Recording sessions for Chicago music houses and producers:

 

Antelis Music

Dick Boyell and Associates

Catfish Music

Cliff Colnot Music

Comma Music

Comtrack Steve

Dupee Productions

Ford Music

Gary Fry

Terry Fryer Music

Herschel Commercial

I Dig Music

Id Music

Imagineers

Joy Art Music

Klaff and Weinstein

Legacy Music

Paul Libman Music

Dick Marx and Associates

Milburn / Bodeen Music

Alan Moore Music

O’Donnell / Salvatori Music

On the House Productions

Pendowski Music

Platinum Entertainment

The Rhythm Café

Spank Music and Sound Design

Shafer / Antelis Music

Slang Music

Sovereign Music

John Tatgenhorst Music

Track Attack

Trompeter / Norian Music

Tullio / Rans Music

VanBeek Music

Tom Tom Washington

What the Hale Music

LEADER / CONDUCTOR

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

2004 – present

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic is a 55-piece symphonic-jazz orchestra. Its mission is to present high quality arts programming and musical performances that will educate, entertain and enrich diverse Chicago communities. Drawing from a wealth of Chicago area talent, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic has the flexibility and depth in its programming and instrumentation to perform works from the standard jazz big band to the classical symphony, while seeking to create a new aesthetic in cross-genre collaborations

Conducted Performances of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic include:

“Hope in Action” A Birthday Celebration for Nelson Mandela, featuring Zim Ngqawana, T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, Ari Brown, Dee Alexander, Bill Kurtis and the Soul Crildren of Chicago, Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago (2008)

“On Tap: Made in Chicago Songbook” featuring Kurt Elling, Terisa Griffin, Jackie Allen, Maggie Brown, Chicago Human Rhythm and Tre Dumas, Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago (2007)

“A Collaboration of Genius” featuring Reginald Robinson and Kurt Elling, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago (2007)

“Beyond Machine” 4-city tour as part of the “Infiniti in Black” campaign. 14-piece chamber ensemble. Performances in Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA, Washington, D.C. and Chicago, IL (2007)

“Cloud Gate” Dedication; sculpture by Anish Kapoor, Millennium Park, Chicago (2006)

“Chicago @ 173: A Birthday Celebration” featuring Ari Brown, Nicole Mitchell, Terisa Griffin and Kevin Davis, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago (2006)

“Collective Creativity” “Made In Chicago” Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago (2005)

“Introduction” Chicago Jazz Festival, headlining ensemble, featuring Willie Pickens, Dee Alexander and Ari Brown, Great Park, Chicago (2004)

 

Orbert Davis Quartet, Quintet, and Sextet

1989 – present

Performances by Orbert Davis Groups – Trio-Sextet, Orbert Davis Hot Seven (Louis Armstrong Tribute), Orbert Davis Strings Attached (8-piece ensemble featuring string quartet with jazz quartet) Over 500 performances including:

Chicago Jazz Festival (1999-2004, 1996, 1994)

With Chicago Sinfonietta, Symphony Center, Chicago,(Brian Groner, conductor) and Dominican University, River Forest, IL, Paul Freeman, conductor (2003, 1998)

Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, Appleton, WS (quartet), Brian Groner, conductor (2002)

Seoul, South Korea – sponsored by the Duk Yung Foundation, includes performances for at-risk youth (2000)

Kiev, Ukraine – Presented by the Kiev Committee of the Chicago Sister Cities International Program, included performance for Kyiv Days, the largest public festival in Ukraine, which attracted over 50,000 spectators (2000)

South Shore Jazz Fest Chicago (1999, 1994)

5-city Brazilian tour – sponsored by Chicago Cultural Affairs and Sister Cities Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, included workshops and performances (1996)

New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival (1996)

Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, Illinios (1993)

 

Featured soloist

Agape Ringers, AGEHR 50th Anniversary Concert, First Presbyterian Church, River Forest, IL (2004)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra – featured jazz soloist for Duke Ellington Nutcracker performances (2001)

BILL RUSSO’S CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Sketches of Spain, (Miles Davis / Bill Evans) – Performances include: Park West, Chicago (1995), Chicago Jazz Festival (1996)

Midwestern Tour including Minneapolis, MN, Iowa City, IA, Arlington Heights, IL, Woodstock, IL and Chicago, IL (1998),

International Association for Jazz Education, New York City (2005)

 

Freelance trumpeter

Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra, conducted by David Baker – Performances in Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL (1999)

Performances with Kurt Elling, Jon Faddis, Stevie Wonder, Wynton Marsalis, Ed Thigpen, Jackie Allen, Dr. John, T.S Monk, Kevin Mahogany, Illinois Jaquet, Lou Rawls, Dr. John, the Temptations, Ann Jillian, the McGuire Sisters, Gladys Knight, the Four Tops, Manhattan Transfer and others (1980 – present)