Francis Davis is an American author and journalist. He has also worked in radio and film, and taught courses on Jazz and Blues at the University of Pennsylvania. The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn) is a private University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is best known as the jazz critic for The Village Voice, and a contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly. This article is about a New York newspaper For the Ottawa Hills Ohio magazine see The Village Voice of Ottawa Hills. The Atlantic (formerly known as The Atlantic Monthly) is an American Magazine founded in Boston in 1857
Davis emerged in the early 1980’s as the jazz critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Philadelphia Inquirer is a morning daily Newspaper that serves the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, metropolitan area of the United Along with his jazz writing he has tackled wide-ranging subjects from Seinfeld (referring to the character, Kramer as a “hipster doofus” ( a person who treats life and its dangers lightly - an eccentric and comic antihero) was so well-received that it eventually made its way onto the show), to Johnny Cash, for whom he published what many fans consider the definitive appreciation, in The Atlantic Monthly.
Davis is characterized by his keen insights into the development of American style and culture, with asides in the first person that balance his theoretical certainty and a witty, human element. Ballroom dance refers collectively to a set of Partner dances which originated in Germany and are now enjoyed both socially and competitively around the His articles and essays on figures ranging from Frank Sinatra to Anthony Davis impart a sharp picture of a writer coming of age, and aging, with the artists of his generation. Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12 1915 &ndash May 14 1998 was an American singer and actor Anthony Davis may refer to Anthony Davis (composer (born 1951 American composer and jazz pianist Anthony Davis (running back (born 1952 As often longing for a time before his own, much of Davis's work speaks to a lost moment, and as often filters new artists and trends through the standards of the classic.
Over the past few decades he has sat with Betty Carter, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis, Sun Ra, and the late New Yorker film critic, Pauline Kael, after whose lengthy discussions Davis penned, Afterglow: A Last Conversation with Pauline Kael. Betty Carter ( May 16, 1929 &ndash September 26, 1998) was an American Jazz Singer who was renowned for her Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7 1930 in New York City) is an American Jazz tenor Saxophonist Wynton Learson Marsalis (b October 18, 1961) is an American Trumpeter and Composer. Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, Legal name Le Sony'r Ra; Pauline Kael (June 19 1919 &ndash September 3 2001 was an American Film critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991
Along with international publication Davis has been widely recognized with awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1992, and a Pew Fellowship the following year. Guggenheim Fellowships are American grants that have been awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those "who The Pew Fellowships in the Arts is an organization established by The Pew Charitable Trusts in 1991 which awards grants to Philadelphia -area artists He is a multiple recipient of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1989 (with Martin Williams and Dick Katz) for his liner notes to Jazz Piano for the Smithsonian Collection of Recordings. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Davis lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is married to Terry Gross, producer and host of the NPR program Fresh Air. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə Terry Gross (born 1951 is the host and co-executive producer of Fresh Air, an interview format Radio show produced by WHYY-FM in Philadelphia Fresh Air is a Radio talk show hosted by Terry Gross, broadcast on National Public Radio stations across the United States