Madison
70° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Richard Davis - Jazz Master And More

Published On: Jan 14 2014 05:23:07 PM CST
Neil Heinen photo

U-W Madison Professor Richard Davis was honored Monday night at the Lincoln Center in New York City with a 2014 Jazz Masters recognition by the National Endowment for the Arts, considered the highest honor for a living jazz musician. We couldn’t be more proud. 


Professor Davis is one of the greatest bass players who have ever lived. That he has chosen to live and work in Madison for almost 37 years now is rather remarkable. But beyond the luster he has brought to the U-W School of Music, he has also dedicated his life – more than most people know – to supporting young bassists, championing diversity on campus and leading community conversations on racial healing including seminars in his home. In other words his contributions to making Madison a better place to live, a more just and fair and equitable place to live, are likely incalculable. 


We certainly join in celebrating Richard Davis’s brilliant career as a musician. Knowing Richard Davis the person only makes the celebration that much sweeter. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisement
  • Lethal injection

    Reuters

    History of the death penalty in America

    The alleged botched execution of Arizona prison inmate Joseph Wood has put capital punishment -- specifically, the manner in which criminals are executed -- back in the spotlight. Take a look at the history of the death penalty in America.

  • Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

    REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

    Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

    Pope Francis is coming to the U.S. in Sept., to head the eighth World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, according to the National Catholic Reporter. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

  • smile

    istock

    Happiest/unhappiest U.S. cities

    It seems that residents of Louisiana are some of the happiest people in the country, and New Yorkers remain some of the unhappiest, according to a new report. Take a look at the happiest - and unhappiest - U.S. cities.

Advertisement