One of the Best Kept Secrets in American Music
“Davell is a cross between Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles, a male Billie Holiday,” – Jazz Foundation of America
Praised by many around the world, the city of New Orleans and its piano tradition has birthed more great and uniquely gifted pianists than any other place in the world. In fact, the piano tradition of The Big Easy has been deemed as “Sainthood.” This honored privilege is held highly by the many locals and music connoisseurs from around the world.
Davell Crawford, an all-around musical sensation, is one of the true wonders of the contemporary Crescent City music scene. Performing professionally since the age of seven, Davell has enjoyed a wild widely acclaimed career as an entertainer. He emerged as a teenage piano terror and began to unfold his incredible talent before the world. He has toured the world performing to sold out audiences and has been a committed advocate for the arts. While touring and recording he’s also taught in schools, given masters classes workshops about artistry, the importance of American Roots music – traditional jazz, gospel, funk and R&B. Hailed as “The Prince of New Orleans,” he has played extensively throughout the states and has toured many countries including Spain, Italy, France, Russia, Finland, Dominica, Brazil, Morocco, and Portugal among others. Cited as one of the few musicians committed to keeping the piano sounds of New Orleans alive, he stands as one of the most versatile and most documented young piano players in America today. He has kept true to the music while adding a little freshness and vitality.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“…next in a line of New Orleans piano whizzes.” -NPR
“Plain and simple, Davell Crawford is one of the most talented musicians alive!” -Blues Access
“Crawford’s versatility continues to serve him well.” -CD Universe
“… one of those prodigious talents that strikes like a bolt of lightning, creating one of those ‘I saw him when…’ moments that every music fan covets. Crawford lived up to his reputation from the word go… Crawford produced an infectious sound that defies category.” -The DCist