Steve Davidowski Duo to Perform for Fall Jazz Festival
The Classic Wineseller and Satin Steele Jazz present the Steve Davidowski Duo in concert on Saturday, November 3 at 7pm. The concert is the fourth and final performance of the Fall Jazz Festival at the Classic Wineseller. Advanced tickets are $25 per person ($30 at the door) and include a three-course dinner from Angelino’s Piattino Ristorante in the Wineseller, and admission to the concert. Call 452-6000 for reservations today or visit the Classic Wineseller, 20 Church St., Waynesville.
Steve Davidowski grew up in Augusta, Georgia, where he studied classical piano and woodwinds. He attended Eastman School of Music in New York where he heard saxophonist John Coltrane perform. "I didn't even know where the beat was, but it blew me away," he recalls. "It opened me up. I love the classics, but I've never really gone back."
Davidowski became the first keyboard player for southern fusion icons The Dixie Dregs. He later toured with guitarist Jerry Reed, Vassar Clements, and David Allan Coe—which he says was weird but fun, “because he (Coe) wanted me to play jazz licks."
Versatile enough to play any kind of music, Davidowski completed his CD, Blue Ridge Roamer last year, a fusion of Appalachian melody and world beat rhythms that he calls "Xenobilly.” The idea to mix world beat rhythms and Appalachian melodies came to him back in 1969 when he got out of the army and moved to Linville, NC. "I feel a really strong tie to Appalachian music, but I'm not a traditionalist at all. It's a neo-mountain kind of thing, kind of jazzed up."
To learn more about the Fall Jazz Festival at the Classic Wineseller call 452-6000, visit the shop at 20 Church Street, Waynesville, visit www.classicwineseller.com or "Like Us" on facebook.com/classicwineseller. The first three concerts sold out in advance so reservations are highly encouraged.