Dowell Davis, Drums

Dowell Davis – “D” to his fellow players, has graced national and international stages with his drumming since 1983. Having professionally played a variety of musical styles from Zydeco to Jazz, Funk to Blues, and Rock to R&B, D has an innate understanding of grooving.

During his drumming career, Dowell has toured with great musicians, such as George Benson, Jimmy Smith, Wynton Marsalis, Mark Whitfield, Buckwheat Zydeco, Terrance Simien and Wayne Toups.

In addition to the tours mentioned above, Dowell performed with many other fantastic artists, including Francine Reed, Poppa John DeFrancesco, Joey DeFrancesco, Nick Manson, Jack McDuff, Stevie Wonder, Marion Meadows, Joanie Sledge (of Sister Sledge), Wessell Andersen, Jermaine Stewart, David Torkanowski, Carl Lewis, Skip Scarbourough, Lonnie Youngblood, Khani Cole, George Young, Artie Shroek, Patti Austin, David Garfield, Michael O’Neill, Randy Waldman, Jimmie Vaughan, Tab Benoit, Anthony David and Choklate.

Through the years, Dowell also worked with some heavy bassists: Reginald Veal, Jimmy Woody, George Porter, Mel Brown, John Clayton, Stanley Banks, Bobby Vega, Ed Frieland and Chuck Rainey.