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Jordyn D Davis

Jordyn D Davis

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    As a recent graduate of Michigan State University, Jordyn Davis is the first African-American woman to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition from the university, as well as the first graduate to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in both Music Composition and Jazz Studies concurrently. After studying under world-renowned bassist, Rodney Whitaker, as well as master composers David Biedenbender and Zhou Tian, her musical resume is full of achievements. Davis spends much of her time composing and arranging music for film, chamber ensembles, and symphony orchestra that have been performed at the Detroit Institute of Art, Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings Cube, Guarneir Hall - Chicago, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and more. As a bassist, she has traveled the world and performed at the Michigan Jazz Festival & East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, as well as with the Black Excellence Trombone Choir, Bruce Barth, and Michael Dease. Additionally, she is the founder of an indie rock/neo-soul project called "Composetheway" which she founded in 2016 as a way to express ideas about recognizing the importance of self-love and empowering others.

    Through her love for music, Davis has cemented herself as an impassioned teacher and mentor to youths of all ages, working with organizations such as Girls Rock Detroit, about the importance of music, composition, individuality, empowerment, and community. She has worked with many other young artists, held master classes, and led music-based projects to educate young people who are still discovering their love of music. Davis’s hard work, determination, and passion for her craft are what make her a unique and shining light in the music industry.

    Professional Experience

    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • TV/Film

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Music Assistant
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Orchestrator
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
    • Music Copyist
    • Music Transcriber
    • Sound Designer/Composer
    • Music Producer/Record Producer

    My Primary Instrument

    • Double Bass

    My Instruments

    • Bass - electric
    • Guitar - acoustic
    • Guitar - electric
    • Voice

    Software

    • Dorico
    • Finale
    • Logic

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • ASCAP

    Person of Color?

    • Yes