Jazz singer Lee Andrew Davison (1950) comes from the state of Oklahoma in the USA. He grew up with Protestant chants, spirituals, and gospels. The son of a farmer, he attended a racially segregated primary school. After he finished his university studies in Alabama, he settled in Boston. Drawing on the musical tradition of his family and his experience conducting the university choir, he founded a professional male gospel quartet. He later became the conductor of the Harvard University Gospel Choir.

 

After moving to Prague in 1991, he started working with leading Czech jazz musicians. In 1996, with RADIM LINHART, JAROSLAV ŠINDLER and VÍT FIALA, he debuted an original program of spirituals and gospels. Since then, the group has performed regularly in the Czech Republic and Germany (e.g. Czech Republic: Prague City of Culture 2000 Celebration - Prague, St. Wenceslas Musical Festival Prague 2001, Easter Festival of Sacred Music - Brno, Music Without Borders Festival in Valtice, Cultural Days Festival - Ústí nad Orlicí, Znojmo Music Festival 2010, Germany: Musical Festival - Osterode, Jazz in the Castle Festival Burgthann).

 

Lee Andrew Davison has performed in musicals also (role of Shaman in the Czech version of the musical HAIR). Recently Lee Andrew Davison returned from a successful engagement aboard the French passenger ship, the M/S MISTRAL.