Davis and Dow

News/Press

“One of the finest performances we’ve had all year!”

University Of Miami Jazz Vocal Forum


“Extremely talented jazz duo, Everyone had a blast.” 

N.C. School of the Arts


“A South Florida version of Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald”

The Palm Beach Post


“Brazen, Playful, Risky, Risqué, Challenging, and Downright Sexy.”

JAZZREVIEW.COM


“Sleek and Sensual and Soulful.”

Jam Magazine


“They have perfected a seamless blend of vocal instrument and stringed instrument (since ‘94). Julie is a singer that takes chances: she is a stylist that seeks an original twist on everything she performs. Kelly’s versatility on the guitar allows him the freedom to swing from blues to bebop, rock to classical and back without losing the beat or the feeling.”

Heat Beat Michael Mattox


“Outstanding jazz voice and guitar"

ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM


“Brazen Excellence! This duo breathes and thinks as one. Dow’s guitar is positively orchestral in support while Davis’ scatting suggests she probably learned in her bassinet.”

Cadence Magazine


Best Jazz Artists Readers Choice New Times Magazine


We are extremely happy with the Davis and Dow performance. Davis and Dow performed for over 7000 people on Sunday night. The workshop was also a success! 32 kids and 4 parents enjoyed the workshop. Julie and Kelly were fabulous with the kids. Julie and Kelly are wonderful to work with and would love to work with them in the future! Comments from the staff included: "I wish all our acts were as easy to work with as they are," to "we should definitely have them back!"

City of El Paso Music Under the Stars concert series


Kelly and Julie are absolutely delightful. They put on a wonderful show, and our audience loved them. The combination of the black & white visuals with their music and commentary make it a truly enjoyable show presented by great talents.

Reinhardt College in Waleska, GA


Julie and Kelly are great... so very nice and personable. We had a blast..... Everyone was blown away.... they were perfect. Thanks and again it was a pleasure working with you.

Princess Theatre in Winnsboro, LA


“Outstanding!...The hairs are standing up on the back of my neck.”

Ed Bell WLRN


“Julie Davis is a confident singer with compelling stage presence...she has a a wry kittenish voice with claws...Kelly Dow, is a brilliant guitarist who chooses unexpected chords and arrangements… their music is full of excitement.”

Sun-Sentinel Matt Schudel


“Soul Times Two”… “Julie Davis’ sensual purr is used to great effect as she goes from coquettish to introspective, accompanied by Kelly Dow’s multi-textured playing. Standards are revived, but Davis and Dow’s love for the music and sterling chops keep them from sounding routine. is also an engaging performer, and we guarantee you won’t take your eyes off the charismatic singer...The real thing, (they are) deeply rooted in the classic jazz tradition but with a playfulness that keeps the music fresh and fun.”

City Link Music Issue Bob Weinberg


“We loved your music and we thank you for allowing us to feel your soul. It was an EVENT!!”

John Brock– Pine Mountain State Park Resort, Pine Mountain KY


“The show was Fantastic! Kelly and Julie are a joy to work with.”

Jason Leader, programming director for Southeastern Louisiana University


“God Bless The Child!”

Ocean Drive Magazine


Wonderful performance!...Everyone truly enjoyed your style and repertoire...you got the whole room humming and tapping toes-even to the point where people wanted to jump up on stage and sing with you! You definitely reached a common musical denominator with our guests. Davis and Dow will certainly be at the top of our list for future events. We look forward to hearing your music over and over again.”

The March of Dimes


“Utterly Charming”

Savannah Morning News


“Julie Davis is everything from scat singer to balladeer and can go from a whisper to scream faster than a Ferrari can go 0 to 60… jazz duos are rare; one’s this good are jewels."

City Link Magazine  Bill Merrideth


Davis and Dow were AMAZING! We are going to look at having them back to do a swing night later in the term. These musicians were so professional and talented. Their performance was a perfect combination of education and entertainment - it introduced the students to a music form that they might not have been previously familiar with, and got rave reviews from the students  (including myself), faculty, & staff that were more familiar with the genre.  I just can't say enough about these entertainers! My only regret: I didn't get an autograph so that when they are famous (and with skills like they have, it's only a matter of time...) I can say "I remember when..."

Robert Goodwin— Hillsboro Community College


From an audience member...

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your "Jazz Divas" show that you performed at PSU DuBois. My three children were ENTHRALLED with your performance. I knew that the boys would really be digging Kelly's guitar, but honestly, as much as I love jazz, especially the performances derived from the wonderful women of jazz who cleaved their voices to the music so well, becoming an instrument (and manipulating it as skillfully as they and you do), I wasn't sure if they would share my enthusiasm for your (Julie) singing. When I asked each of them after your performance how they liked it, I expected something lukewarm from at least one of them. No way - if they were writing your review, you would have received five stars and three inch headlines. They LOVED it. I would like to thank you for the time you took, both of you, to speak with my children. You two seem like great people, and I'm sure that our four lives are just a few among many that you've touched.

Jody Kulakowsky—DuBois PA