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Emily Davies

Emily Davies

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Emily is a NYC-based bassist with over two decades of experience in Nashville. Her style and technique have been fueled by Nashville's wide range of genres as well as the deep roots of NYC's Harlem Renaissance jazz scene and various musical theater productions.

    In Nashville, Emily performed with a diverse array of musicians from alt-rock to Americana, with jazz ensembles at the Nashville Jazz Workshop's Jazz Cave, and backing a revolving door of singer-songwriters. Her most recent performances in the New York/New England area include studio recordings and live performances for various songwriters as well as the 2023 season at the Mac-Haydn Theatre.

    ​Emily graduated with a B.M. in Bass Guitar/Commercial Music from Belmont University in Nashville and holds an M.M. in Jazz Performance—Bass from New York University's Steinhart School of Music. While at NYU, Emily was a member of the NYU Broadway Orchestra. She was also an adjunct electric bass instructor for undergraduate non-majors.

    Emily is a 2021 founding Board member of the Atlanta-based nonprofit League of Women Bassists and is a current member of the AFM.

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • Master’s Degree

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Boston/New England

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician

    Primary Instruments

    • Bass - Double/Electric
    • Bass - Upright

    Additional Instruments

    • Saxophone

    Software

    • GarageBand
    • Logic
    • Sibelius

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)