Marie Davy is a thoughtful composer and lyricist who resides in an indefinable genre. Above anything, her music conveys the beauty of space. A sculptor of her own musical creations, they are delicately intricate and intriguingly inventive.
After starting her musical career in Paris, singing and playing piano in various venues and jazz clubs, Marie left to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
She then moved to Brooklyn where she now plays, writes, records and collaborates with a diverse group of innovative up and coming young Jazz and Soul musicians.
She is now presenting her debut album, Double Entente, at the crossroads of cities, languages and soundscapes. This new work is both French and American; in the heart of tradition, but also constantly striving for new sounds. Marie plays with this duality and builds an album divided in two parts. The first is a series of original compositions, the second features new arrangements from several artists that have influenced her (From Joni Mitchell to Freddie Hubbard, or even Brassens).
The coherence of these varied colors expresses itself through Marie's unique voice, which is gentle but resonant with luminous shadows. The album is produced by Josh Hari, who has a similarly diverse musical spectrum, and extensive experience as a producer and player (Terri Lyne Carrington, Dianne Reeves, Lalah Hathaway). It also features a team of exceptional musicians, including Justin Faulkner (Branford Marsalis,Kurt Rosenwinkel), Darren Barrett (Roy Hargrove) and Jonathan Pinson (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter).
Davy's music possesses a calm strength and an enveloping sensuality that goes beyond classifications of soul, jazz or latin chanson.