Missoula jazz fest’s guest saxophonist thinks outside categories

Cory Walsh

To get an idea of the range of musical interests that saxophonist-composer Caroline Davis has, take a look at the concerts she has lined out in Missoula.

At the University of Montana’s annual Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival, she’s a member of the guest sextet. Having studied with legends on her instrument like Lee Konitz, she’s working with students during the day and then performing in a public concert in the evenings (see box).

After that’s wrapped, she’ll head over to the Westside Theater. Running her horn through a synthesizer and effects, she’ll improvise with a dancer.

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“I’ve usually approached things outside of the box,” she said.

If you go

Caroline Davis is performing in Missoula as one of the guest artists at the 43rd annual Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival at the University of Montana. The final public concert is Friday, March 17, in the Dennison Theatre. Tickets are available at griztix.com. After Friday’s concert, there’s an after-hours jam session at Stave & Hoop Speakeasy.

Davis will also play on Saturday, March 18, at the Westside Theater with dancer Michelle Boulé and the electro-acoustic trio of Naomi

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