Jeffery Davis
International Vibraphonist and Marimbist soloist and composer.
Professor at the Escola Superior de Musica in Oporto and Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa.



Born in Canada in 1981, Jeffery Davis moved to Portugal in 1985. He studied at the Aveiro Music Conservatory and at the Espinho “Escola Profissional de Musica” where he studied with Miguel Bernal, Pedro Carneiro, Mario Teixeira, Joaquim Alves and Paulo Oliveira . He pursued his studies at the " Escola Superior de Musica e Artes do Espectaculo " in Porto .

He performed when touring worldwide with the Drumming percussion group.

in 2002, he began studying jazz vibraphone at the Berklee’s College of Music. He graduated with highest honors, considered by his teacher as one of the best musicians of the school. His exceptional musicality is rewarded by the IAJE (International Association for Jazz Education) . He won a lot of awards (Most Active Vibe Player Award and Dean of Curriculum award for academic excellence) .

Teacher at the “Escola Superior de Musica” In Lisbon and at the “Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectaculo” in Porto he got very involved in the transmission of the jazz music and its application to the vibraphone, so he naturally began to write a book on the vibraphone’s technique. Jeffery is also a classical music composer.

It was in 2009 that his first album as leader, “Haunted Gardens”, is released. This album got the best critics.

During a meeting with Emmanuel JAY in 2010, the creations of three models of mallets adapted to multiple conditions were emerging. Jeffery played in many projects with multiple musical universes.

In jazz : Jeffery Davis Quartet , Jeffery Davis Trio, Erro de Sintax Duo, Lift Off , Percussion trio with Pedro Carneiro and Alexandre Frazao , homage to Benny Goodman...

Classique music : Vibes duo Marimba with Pedro Carneiro, Kinetix Duo with Fernando Ramos (Sax Alto) , XL Trio with the tuba player Sergio Carolino and the pianist Telmo Marques.


Jeffery Davis videos


« When I first wanted to create my mallets, I needed mallets with a big sound one can achieve with softer mallets and at the same time the bite you get with harder mallets. I thought this to be impossible to make, but in my opinion Emmanuel Jay achieved this with complete mastery. Whether playing solo with a big ban or Orchestra or playing solo concerts between the three sets of mallets I can get the volume and the bite I need without sacrificing the large and rich sound. And the weight is perfect, as is the crafting of the mallet. »
Jeffery DAVIS

Discover the signature artists

Product added to wishlist

iqitcookielaw - module, put here your own cookie law text