He returned to the United States in 1969 to join the University of Pittsburgh as professor of music and director of jazz studies. He holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, and is the founder and director of the University of Pittsburgh Annual jazz Seminar.
A multi-instrumentalist, Davis plays all the reed instruments and has recently taken up flügelhorn. He is a prolific composer and is also a talented arranger and the author of 'Writings In jazz', an analysis of the history and development of the music.
Nathan Davis Discography Tracks
- 58 Instruments & Performance
- 22 Writing & Arrangement
- 4 Conducting & Leading
- 5 Production
- 1 Technical
- 3 Acting, Literary & Spoken