Grant Programs Associate,
Chamber Music America
Jordyn Davis (b. 1995) is a bassist, composer, songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist from Inkster, MI. In May 2019, Davis became the first African-American woman to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition from Michigan State University as well as the first Michigan State student to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition and Jazz Studies concurrently. She has composed & arranged over 20 works for film, various contemporary classical chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, as well as various jazz ensembles including octet, and big band. She has also performed and worked with artists such Rodney Whitaker, Micheal Dease, Bruce Barth, Wycliffe Gordon & The Black Excellence Trombone Choir, Ingrid Jensen, Rick Roe, Etienne Charles, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Maria Schneider & Melanie Charles. Additionally, she is the founder of an indie rock/neo-soul/jazz project called “Composetheway” & recently completed a Masters’s Degree in Jazz Studies at Michigan State University.