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Jeremy Davenport on Music Inside Out


When jazz trumpeter Jeremy Davenport got off the road to take a lengthy engagement at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, he said no one seemed more surprised than his former boss — Harry Connick Jr. Davenport had traveled the world in Connick's band, which was and remains, hot stuff.

But Connick's loss was a boon for his hometown. Davenport, a St. Louis native, has been a headliner in New Orleans for nearly ten years. He's still wild about Harry. And he counts Ellis and Wynton Marsalis among his most important teachers. This week on Music Inside Out, Davenport shares some of the best advice he ever got on the road and from the nation's first family of jazz.

Music Playlist

Classified  Spotify | MOG
James Booker

I Got a Right to Sing the Blues  iTunes
Jeremy Davenport

My Cherie Amour  Spotify | MOG
Stevie Wonder

Pictures at an Exhibition  Spotify | MOG
Modest Mussorgsky
Saint Louis Symphont Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, cond.

ABC  Spotify | MOG
The Jackson Five

Private Eyes  Spotify | MOG
Daryl Hall & John Oates

An American in Paris  Spotify | MOG
George Gershwin
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, cond.

Rich Girl  Spotify | MOG
Daryl Hall & John Oates

Jive Talkin'  Spotify | MOG
Bee Gees

Family Affair  Spotify | MOG
Sly & The Family Stone

Symphony No. 8
Anton Bruckner
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Hans Vonk, cond.

In Orbit  Spotify | MOG
Clark Terry Quartet

Come Sail Away  Spotify | MOG

Show Me the Way  Spotify | MOG
Peter Frampton

I Want To Be A Sideman  Spotify | MOG
Rosemary Clooney

With Imagination (I’ll Get There)  Spotify | MOG
Harry Connick Jr.

Just Kiss Me  Spotify | MOG
Harry Connick Jr.

A Beautiful Friendship  MOG
Jeremy Davenport

Taking a Chance on Love
Jeremy Davenport

Taking a Chance on Love  Spotify | MOG
Ella Fitzgerald

When I Take My Sugar to Tea  Spotify | MOG
Jeremy Davenport

Thinkin Bout You  Spotify | MOG
Frank Ocean

There’s A Small Hotel  Spotify | MOG
Jeremy Davenport

Jeremy Davenport 

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Gwen Thompkins is a New Orleans native, NPR veteran and host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, where she brings to bear the knowledge and experience she amassed as senior editor of Weekend Edition, an East Africa correspondent, the holder of Nieman and Watson Fellowships, and as a longtime student of music from around the world.