For nearly a decade, Davenport has been a vital part of the New Orleans music scene. With original lyrics and music, Jeremy infuses his unique style and mood of storytelling creating not only a modern edge, but also the distinct feeling of a lifestyle reminiscent of a time when Jazz was at its peak of popularity. He is known for his vocal and trumpet playing skills, as well as being a born entertainer. Davenport’s showing has tempted such performers as Sting, Paul McCartney, Harry Connick, Jr. and Diana Krall.
Jeremy Davenport was born in St. Louis, Missouri into a family of musicians. His mother has been a music educator for nearly 50 years and his father recently retired, after 40 years, from the St. Louis Symphony. From a young age Davenport studied and played with members and guests of the St. Louis Symphony which included an early introduction to jazz great Wynton Marsalis.
Following high school, Davenport attended the Manhattan School of Music, under the direction of Raymond Mase. During this time, Wynton Marsallis introduced Davenport to Harry Connick, Jr. Together they persuaded Davenport to move to New Orleans. Davenport enrolled at University of New Orleans and then studied under Wynton's father, music educator and jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis.
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