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Spin Cycle is now #2! One spin behind my good friend Steve Oliver.

http://www.smoothindiestar.com/charts/

posted by Drew Davidsen on 04/26/2011

Spin Cycle is #5 in the Nation. Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

See the whole chart here!


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posted by Drew Davidsen on 03/31/2011

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It is now official - thanks for your suggestions I have been nominated for Oasis Jazz New Artist of the Year! I am asking for one more important thing of you and your friends to do - vote for me as the "New Artist of the Year." Here is a link directly to the voting page on the website:

http://www.oasisjazzawards.com/Ballot.php

Also, these are two of my choices that you could also vote for in their respective categories:

1. For Oasis Jazz Guitarist of the Year - Steve Oliver

2. For Oasis Jazz Vocalist of the Year - Maysa Leak

I just made my reservations to go to the ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, CA March 10-13. Your tremendous support has produce 4 CD's (latest "Spin Cycle", February 2011), and a second national nomination as a jazz artist.

Best to you,

Drew

posted by Drew Davidsen on 01/21/2011

We 3 Stringz is # 2 in the Nation. Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

TOP 10 SEASONAL TITLES FOR 2010, w/ THIS WEEK'S TOTAL SPINS + ADDS:

#1 - TAKE 6 - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year )Take 6/Heads Up - 124 spins
#2 - DREW DAVIDSEN - We 3 Strings (Creative Soul Jazz) - 91 spins w/ 2 adds (#46 on the Indie Chart)
#3 - LISA McCLOWRY - It Wouldn't Feel Like Christmas [single] (World Stage/Big Deal) - 75 spins
#4 - TERJI LIE - Terje Lie's Holiday E.P. (TCat) - 73 spins w/ 1 add
#5 - DEAN GRETCH - What Do You Want This Year for Christmas? [single] (Rocket Ride - 63 spins
#6 - BRADLEY LEIGHTON - Holiday of Lights (Pacific Coast Jazz) - 58 spins w/ 2 adds
#7 - DAVE KOZ & DANA GLOVER - Silent Night [single] (Concord) - 58 spins
#8 - DAVID WELLS - Good King... & O Come... [singles/downloads] (ChocolateJazz.com) - 57 spins w/ 1 add
#9 - WILLIE NELSON f. NORAH JONES - Baby It's Cold Outside [single] (Blue Note) - 57 spins
#10- SPENCER DAY - Silver Bells [single] (Concord) - 56 spins

posted by Drew Davidsen on 12/20/2010

#4 in the nation on the radio! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

We 3 Stringz is the #4 added CD to jazz radio this week. Got your copy yet?

posted by Drew on 11/30/2010

We 3 Stringz Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

The new CD is coming. Check out the title track. Special thanks to Paul Jackson Jr., and Chuck Loeb for playing on, "We 3 Stringz."

posted by Drew on 09/04/2010

The Acoustic Sessions Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Very stripped down recordings. Just me and my acoustic guitar! The plan is to write new music and record some of my favorites from "Around (Again)" and "This Journey" This will be a digital release to start. Check out the first two mixes of "Catalina Blue" and "Astro" All songs will be recorded with only my Martin OMC Artist Series Guitar. No bass, drums, keys, etc... Just guitar!


Drew

posted by Drew Davidsen on 07/11/2010

Drew Davidsen endorses Brubaker Guitars! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

This is very cool. Brubaker Guitars is going to build me the axe of my dreams. Their guitars are awesome. I love the tone and feel of a Brubaker. They also make some sweet basses as well. I am hoping to have it ready by my Christmas Show at Michos. When its done I'll put up some pics! Visit their website to check out what's going on.

posted by Drew Davidsen on 12/08/2009

Astro' is #16 on the Top 20 Smooth Jazz Countdown. Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

I am very excited to tell you this week, 'Astro' is #16 on the Top 20 Smooth Jazz Countdown. It's an honor to be in this countdown with all these great artists and musicians. Check it out. D. :-)

http:​/​/​smoothjazztop20​.​com


posted by Drew Davidsen on 11/03/2009

Featured artist on 98.7 Smooth jazz Motor City! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)




I need your guys to help again by voting. Look for the blue words that say click here. Then listen to a clip of 'Astro' and vote.


http://www.wvmv.com/pages/4366596.php


Smooth Jazz Feedback Track

Smooth Jazz V98.7 ...where you help choose the music that we play!

Each week we feature a new single release from a Smooth Jazz Artist. We invite you to listen and call us with your thoughts...is it a "keeper" or not? Your feedback is valuable to us.

So let us know what you think by calling in after you hear the featured song at (313) 298-7625 or vote online below in the Smooth Jazz Feedback Track Poll!

The (9/28 - 10/4) featured selection is 'Astro' by Drew Davidsen.

Listen Thursday (10/1) around 7:25 am when Alexander Zonjic features the full song on-the-air.

posted by Drew Davidsen on 09/29/2009

Live at Michos Stage 35 Friday October 2 Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

35 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Show starts at 9pm and the doors open at 8. This show will also feature Kerensa Gray on vocals. Kerensa is the winner of the 20th annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition. Click the picture to get you tickets now. Hope to see you there. Drew


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posted by Drew Davidsen on 07/08/2009

Astro Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

This is a special tune. I wrote this tune in memory of my Dad and the work he did with NASA. Here on Indie Heaven you can get your own copy for .99. "Astro" is also the first single from my new CD, "Around Again" coming out on Creative Soul Jazz. The street date for this CD is July 21st. Hope to see you at Blues Alley. Drew.

posted by Drew Davidsen on 05/29/2009

Astro is # 2! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Click here to listen and vote for my new single, "Astro." Right now it's # 2 and climbing. Thanks so much. Drew

posted by Drew Davidsen on 05/16/2009

Check out the new www.drewdavidsen.com Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

This site was created by Eric Copeland of Creative Soul Jazz. There will be more updates soon including a blog that I will write every two weeks. Yeah I am committing to that! For my first topic I will talk about my days in the Navy when I was in serving in Desert Storm. This is where I found God and I grew a deeper love for Jazz Guitar! Hope you enjoy my new site! Drew


http://www.drewdavidsen.com

posted by Drew Davidsen on 04/16/2009

Let's Celebrate!!! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

In honor of me winning my second Momentum Award for, "Jazz Artists of the Year" I have reduced my CD down to 2.00. Shop and enjoy!!!

posted by Drew Davidsen on 04/07/2009

A great reviw! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

DREW DAVIDSEN REVIEW

The title of Drew Davidsen's 2007 independently released solo debut This Journey has proven joyfully prophetic. Since releasing the fresh and dynamic, perfectly "in the pocket" set of 12 melodic and coolly grooving originals, the multi-talented composer/guitarist-a longtime session player who has appeared on close to 30 high profile projects--has enjoyed a unique career whirlwind, earning accolades across the board in the worlds of urban jazz and gospel and being named one of the "Ten Hottest New Guitarists" in Guitar Player Magazine's influential reader's poll. An institution at Delaware's Reheboth Beach Jazz Festival for the past eight years, Drew at the 2007 event was invited by jam session host Gerald Veasley to join a superstar contemporary jazz jam session featuring Eric Darius, Steve Oliver, Jason Miles, Bobby Lyle and Nick Colionne. In 2008, he won the Newsome Award for Best Gospel Jazz CD, was inducted into the Newsome Awards Hall of Fame and won the Momentum Award for Jazz Artist of the Year by IndieHeaven. This year, he's been nominated for two Momentum Awards, "Jazz Instrumental Artist" and "Jazz Artist of the Year.

Fans of Colionne and superstar urban jazz guitarist Norman Brown's blend of high energy melodic funk, crisp electric improvisations and laid back sensual soul will find an immediate emotional connection as they take This Journey. Davidsen kicks off the set with the colorful mid-tempo seduction of "Take it To The Maxx," then doubles his axe with the sax for the similarly sensual vibe of "Full Circle." He follows the instantly hummable, soaring and anthemic title track with the bubbly grooves and crisp melody lines of "Flip Side" before going retro, rolling his sharp melody over thumping old school beats on "Straight Up." Switching over the acoustic, Davidsen waxes dreamy and eloquent on the appropriately titled "Nylon Rain," then keeps the chill mode going with the passionate sax-guitar melody line and provocative electronic atmospheres of "Introspective." Those atmospheres blend with elegant piano, punchy sax coloring and crisp, laid back guitar and hypnotic, shuffling beats on "The Long Way Home."

"2 After 12" is perhaps the hippest track on This Journey, a delightfully bouncy, electronica-infused retro soul and blues jam that seduces and hypnotizes at the same time. The guitarist taps into an Irish music and inspirational vibe on the lovely, swaying "Vision Quest (Be Thou My Vision)," which he follows by the easy simmering, blues-jazz meditation of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing"-which adds panache and soul to a standard whose legacy includes renowned versions by Sting, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Not to toot his own horn, but Davidsen gets the title right on the closing track "Amazing," an extraordinary, most rousing, danceable jazz-funk twist on "Amazing Grace" that makes you glad God found you all over again!

While currently enjoying a re-release of This Journey-which is not only worth a second look, but is truly one of the most compelling indie urban jazz discs of the past few years--Davidsen also just released online a few preview tracks for this next project produced by Eric Copeland, Creative Soul Jazz: the high energy, feel good, top down, sun in your face travel tune "Astro" and the moody and contemplative, easy grooving, electronic-tinged "Bounce." For Davidsen, currently a resident of Towson, Maryland, the exciting journey continues!

--Jonathan Widran, Jazziz, All Music Guide

posted by Drew Davidsen on 03/23/2009

February Updates! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

New News- Things are heating up for this Summer. I hope to release a new CD by June. I also recently added a new member to my team. Anita Dudek is now my new Promotions Manager. If you would like to send her a personal welcome or book an event send an email to anita@drewdavidsen.com. Anita will also be at the next three events as we amp things up! Let's all welcome Anita!  

Radio News-
This is so cool! Astro got selected for the Indie Heaven Top 20 Chart. Please visit and give it a vote. We are working hard to stay in the top 10. You are allowed to vote once a day. Thanks so much! 




Sunday Mach 15th 8-10pm Live on the air with Trish Hennessey former WSMJ DJ and now host of a new Sunday night jazz radio show "The Ninety One One Local" at WHFC 91.1 Yes I will be live in the studio. With my guitar as well. Visit http://www.harford.edu/WHFC or click the picture. Hope you can tune in.



Dates- Here are some places to check out Drew and the Crew. If you know you are coming Visit www.volummonster.com and enter code: 'drewsfanclub' Download and print the file. Bring it with you and sit right up front at one of my fan club reserved tables. Special fan club tables will be reserved for each Baltimore show. Present the ticket at the door. We have limited tickets so make sure to be one of the first to get yours. Click the picture.


 
February 14- I will be live at Tug's Bar and Grille. 222 St. Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21202. We start at 9pm and play until 12am. Come smooth out the night with your special someone. I hope to see you there. I will have a special guest on drums that night. Benjamin Cowan will be kicking it!

February 24- I will be at Club 347. Located on 347 North Calvert Street Baltimore, MD 21202. This gig will feature Dawoud Said on keys. This is a great venue to come and listen to live jazz. This will also be a send of party for the band and I as we prepare for our trip to Nashville. We have bene invited to play durring the Indie Heaven CIA Summit.

March 27- Live at the Indie Heaven Summit 2009. Nashville, TN. We should be going on around 630 pm. I will know the full details soon. This is what's up. I have been asked to play a 1/2 hr. set. I will be joined by my producer, Creative Soul Jazz Records President Eric Copeland on keys. We are also putting the final touches on filming this set in HD too. This will be very cool. The Venue is called the 'The Foundry'- Located in downtown Nashville, TN. 1419 Clinton St Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 327-4003 

CD- We are getting close to having five tracks mixed. Working hard to release this in late June. More special guests have agreed to add their flavor. Very soon Gerald Veasley will be laying an awesome bass track to new tune I wrote called "Around Again." This may even be the first single. Gerald is such an awesome bass player.

DVD- Drew Davidsen and crew w/ special guest Eric Copeland "Friday night live at the Foundry" coming soon.


Hope things are going OK with you. I have started a Drew Davidsen LLC.

posted by Drew Davidsen on 02/11/2009

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posted by Drew Davidsen on 12/05/2008

The Island of Bonaire Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

This is very cool! This jazz festival is on a small island in the Caribbean called, "Bonair." Tomorrow I am going to renew my passport. I only have a few months left on it. The date for this is May 21-24 2009. Praise GOD!

www.infobonaire.com


Dear mr.Davidsen,
Thank you for your mail. We are very interested in your group.What we want to know is how much is the fee of your group and were you'll be flying from(airport) so we calculate the expenses to see if we have a budget to make it happen. Bonaire is a small island in the Caribbean who's trying to make a name in the jazz world. The jazz festival is still growing and this is our fifth year organizing this festival.
Thank you for the interest in our island and festival
Best Regards
Robert Swinkels

posted by Drew Davidsen on 11/19/2008

2009 Schedule HEATING UP! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Things are starting to look great for 2009. I am on a major booking campaign right now. My new band is getting really tight too. Lot's of things cooking! I will be posting more as my summer tour shapes up. Be sure to come back and visit my page to see when I am playing near you.

If you find that I am not coming close enough to you let's change that! You can help to plan an event. Find away to bring me to your town and I will by you dinner. Why not! I love to eat and hang with friends.

Drew

posted by Drew Davidsen on 11/15/2008

Are you ready to "Bounce?" Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Please check out my new tune, "Bounce." It's the first tune in my player. This tune was written by yours truly and produced by Eric Copeland. This is a sneak peak from my next CD coming out on Creative Soul Jazz Records. The players on "Bounce" are:

Drew Davidsen- Guitar and Mini Moog.

Eric Copeland- Electric and Acoustic Pianos

Gary Lunn- Bass

Dan Needham- Drums

I'm so excited about the musical direction that my new music is taking. Drew!

posted by Drew Davidsen on 10/29/2008

Creative Soul Jazz Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

By you have noticed I have a new profile pic. This was taken at creative soul studios Franklin, TN. I recently spent 4 days working on my new record there. Working with Eric Copeland was an awesome experience! I can't wait for you to hear my new music when it's ready. For now you can pick a copy up of, "This Journey..." here on Indie Heaven for 9.98. This is my first CD and I am very proud of this also. Stay Cool! Drew

posted by Drew Davidsen on 09/11/2008

My new band! Your free lunch and more! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

This is so cool. This Thursday my new band with have our first rehearsal together. I have been playing solo and sitting in with other jazz bands since my departure from The Richard Walton Group. I played with (RWG) for 13 years. This last year I have been building momentum and putting in place a strong foundation to do what I know God has called me to do. Play Jazz!!! The smoothest jazz I can! lol I'm really excited to work out the new tunes with my new band. The members are as follows.

Mr. Smooth- Guitars (That would be me!) lol...

Garry Geller- Keys

Walt- Bass

Aaron Ducket - Drums

These guys are great players and true friends.

Find away to bring us to your town and I will buy you lunch. You heard me right! Help to book a gig or plan an event the band and I will buy you lunch. I will also give you 30.00 in free Drew Davidsen merch!

Hope to see you soon, Drew.

posted by Drew Davidsen on 06/02/2008

Top 10 in Guitar Player Magazine June 2008! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

This is so cool! I made the Top 10 in the readers choice poll.

posted by Drew Davidsen on 05/06/2008

Gospel Jazz CD of the year! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Praise God! I have been nominated for another award. This award is called a Newsone Award. I'm up for, "Best Gospel Jazz CD." The ceremony is in Baltimore. It's a black tie event too. Now is the time to vote. YEAH! The date of the event is July 18, 19, 20. VOTING IS FROM APRIL 30, 2008 - MAY 14, 2008 I am the 4rth name from the top. Happy voting.


posted by Drew Davidsen on 05/04/2008