Davis continues his teaching and has been honored at Hartt School Jackie McLean Institute for his 25 years of service. Steve is involved in educational programs such as: Jamey Aebersold’s Summer Jazz workshop, Stanford University Jazz workshop and has been affiliated with the “Artist’s Collective” founded by Jackie and Dollie McLean further he works with talented students in a range of areas including trombone, small ensembles, trombone ensemble and senior projects. See more: here

The faculty is world-class, featuring such well-known artists as Nat Reeves (bass/ensembles), Rene McLean (woodwinds/history/ensembles), Eric McPherson (drums), Shawn Montiero (voice/ensembles), Chris Casey (arranging/big band/ensembles), Andy LaVerne (piano), Rick Rozie (bass/ensembles), Peter Woodard (chair/theory/piano), Rich Goldstein (guitar) and visting faculty Eddie Henderson (trumpet) and Randy Johnston (guitar).

Steve Davis is considered key component in nurturing the rise of talented local players and former students who have gone on to make their names in the jazz scene, such as: Jimmy Greene, Wayne Escoffrey, Julius Tolentino, Kris Allen, Haneef Nelson, James Burton, Dezron Douglas, Josh Evans, Lummie Spann, Ray McMorrin, Yunie Mojica, Raynel Frazier, Yusuke Imanashi, Andy Breskin, Craig Hartley, Adam Cote, Matt Deschamplain, Mike Pallas, Jovan Alexandre, Josh Bruneau, Shenel Johns, Jonathan Barber, Matt Dwonzsyk, Andrew Renfroe, Taber Gable, Brian Simontacci and Tony Davis

Steve Davis’ Teaching Resume:

Current Faculty Positions:

The Hartt School’s Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz University of Hartford, CT
(Adjunct) 1991-2003; (Associate Professor of Music) 2003-

Guest Masterclasses:

North Texas State University, Loyola University, Prarie View A+M, Miami-Dade University, Towson University, Binghamton University, McGill University, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, Northwestern University 2007-09.

Previous Faculty Positions:

The Artist’s Collective
Hartford, CT
1989-1996; guest instructor 2001-

Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop
University of Louisville, KY
2008 – 2010

Taipei Int’l Summer Jazz Academy
Shi-Chien University
Taipei, Taiwan

The North Netherlands Conservatory
Gronningen, Netherlands

New England Conservatory
Boston, MA
(Trombone) 2003-04, 09

Stanford University Jazz Workshop
Palo Alto, CA
(Summer Residency) 2001-03, 2009

Jazz at Snowmass
Aspen, CO
(Summer Residency) 2003

UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
w/ Steve Wilson Sextet 2001; One For All 2002

Western CT State University
Danbury, CT
(Trombone) 2001

The New School
(Trombone) 2000-03

Queens College
(Trombone) 1999-2000

Litchfield Summer Jazz Workshop
Litchfield, CT
(Coordinator of Faculty/Curriculum) 1997

Skidmore College
Saratoga, NY
(Workshop) w/ Jackie McLean Septet 1997

Massachussetts All-State Jazz Ensemble (Conductor) 1995

Jazz In The Classrooms
Binghamton, NY w/ S. Davis Quintet 1992-94

Greater Hartford Academey For The Performing Arts
Hartford, CT
(Part-Time Faculty) 1986-88

New York State Music Camp
Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY
(Counselor/Faculty) 1985-86