Abena Koomson-Davis Quintet featuring Steve Davis

Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Abena Koomson-Davis Quintet featuring Steve Davis Cover

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $45 Abena Koomson-Davis – vocals Steve Davis – trombone Rick Germanson – piano Danton Boller – bass Neal Smith – drums Acclaimed vocalist Abena Koomson-Davis features her trombone master husband, Steve Davis, in an exciting quintet with pianist Rick Germanson, bassist Danton Boller, and drummer Neal Smith. From jazz to afrobeat to acapella choral singing, vocalist Abena Koomson-Davis spans a colorful range of musical genres. An original cast member of Broadway’s FELA and musical director of the Resistance Revival Chorus, she has shared the stage with many luminaries, including Angelique Kidjo and Natalie Merchant. Abena can be heard on two duets from Merchant’s most recent release, Keep Your Courage. Merchant remarked, “I was really blown away by her. Not just her voice — her voice is incredible — but her spirit.” Earlier this year, she released her first jazz album, Where Is Love? It also features Davis, one of the great jazz trombonists, who “has established himself as one of the most accomplished and lyrical improvisers on his instrument as well as a prolific composer,” according to JazzTimes, while Downbeat adds, “Davis thoughtfully balances modernism, lyricism, and drive—as a writer and a player.”