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Jub Davis

Jub’s career has covered many musical styles. He’s been guest principal  bass with orchestras such as the London Mozart Players, London Chamber Orchestra, English Classical Players, London Concert Orchestra, London Contemporary Dance Theatre and Brandenburg Sinfonia.

He’s also enjoyed a diversity of musical experiences with groups like, Station House Opera, avant-garde theatre and the Indie pop group The Band of Holy Joy.

Exceptional collaborations include Gloria Theatre Company’s production of A Picture of Dorian Gray, a world music collaboration with experimental cellist David Darling and the Wulu Bunun Singers of Taiwan, and world/contemporary music group Orbestra’s outstanding collaboration with Turkish classical musicians, culminating in a televised performance from the Hagia Irene in Istanbul. Since 2009 he’s toured the world with International Choreographer Hofesh Shechter in productions of In Your Rooms and Political Mother, most recently in Paris with Paris Opera Ballet at The Palais Garnier.

He has worked with many notable artists including Youssou N’Dour, Tanita Tikaram, Abdullah Ibrahim, Ian Carr, Brian Eno and John Cale, Sting, Zero 7, DJ Krust , Roni Size and the Brodsky and Duke string quartets.

He co-founded the prize winning Kreisler String Orchestra  that won the 1986 Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade , leading to many tours of Europe from Iceland to Russia

With friends Peter and Liz Cowdrey he formed the Jubovski Trio to explore and perform the captivating Gypsy music of Eastern Europe.

Jub is a  founder member of The Carnival Band, in which he plays, sings and writes music. They’ve collaborated frequently with legendary English folk singer Maddy Prior, particularly at Christmas, recording many albums along the way, including the iconic albums A Tapestry of Carols and Sing Lustily With Good Courage.

The band recently published online 100 Ballads, a collaboration with academics and singers that explores the top popular ballads of the 17th century. Jub is infamous for his vocal rendition of the ballad of The Nightingale which tells the risqué story of a soldier and a maid.

Jub is a founder member and trustee of the Adderbury Ensemble and Oxford Coffee Concerts in Oxfordshire, a top chamber music series in Britain.