Whether it’s French waltzes, poignant interpretations of gypsy folk music or the swinging standards of the Hot Club of France, guitarist Tommy demonstrates technical mastery, compositional creativity and sensitivity beyond his years. At just 25 years of age, he has already performed internationally with the greatest masters of the Gypsy Jazz Genre, such as Opus 4, Serge Camps, Samy Daussat, Florin Niculescu, Tcha Limberger, Lolo Meier and Andreas Oberg. His vast repertoire also includes Romanian, Hungarian Yugoslavian and Russian traditional folk music. He is one of the rare few who can deftly navigate this uncommon musical language. Since 2006 Tommy has toured nationally with David Grisman, Stephane Wrembel, Angelo Debarre and Robin Nolan to name a few. Davy and his ensemble have been featured at Djangofest Northwest, Djangofest LA, Djangofest San Francisco, Djangofest Colorado, Bimbo’s 365 Club and NY Birdland’s Django Reinhardt Festival Tour. Tommy attended California Institute of the Arts music program and studied guitar with jazz luminary Larry Koonse and Macedonian guitarist Miroslav Tadic. His devotion to his music has taken him to far away destinations such as Osaka, Hamburg and Paris. Dedicated to musical outreach, especially in working to combine genres to draw in those who might be less familiar with with jazz and classical music, Tommy has performed for many underprivileged audiences through Street Symphony a non-profit organization affiliated to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He also teaches and presents workshops of jazz manouche technique and practice. Tommy resides in Los Angeles and currently performs with his Jazz Manouche ensemble, The Tommy Davy Quartet and classical/jazz crossover group Trio Dinicu. Davy performs on an original 1939 Selmer guitar, a 1971 Jacques Favino, and instruments by French luthier Christelle Caillot.
Internationally acclaimed violinist Luanne Homzy is highly sought-after for her technical facility, sensitive musicality and broad versatility. She has performed concerti with orchestras such as the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and the Colburn Chamber Orchestra, and has served as concertmaster for the American Youth Symphony and the Colburn Orchestra. Ms. Homzy has collaborated with artists such as Arnold Steinhardt, Franklin Cohen, Paul Coletti, Ronald Leonard, Niklas Schmidt, Steven Dann, Richard Lester, Ani Kavafian and the Tokyo Quartet. As a founding member of the Saguaro Piano Trio, first prize winner of the 1st International Chamber Music Competition Hamburg, she has toured Germany, New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Canada and Japan. Recordings include a full-length album with the Saguaro Trio, live recitals and studio sessions for “Radio-Canada”. Festivals Ms. Homzy has performed in include the Bari International Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Institute, Music By The Sea at Bamfield and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival.Non-classical engagements include world-wide appearances with jazz ensembles and recordings for pop artists such as Layla Lane, Michael Damien and Jerry Lee Lewis. Ms. Homzy composes and arranges jazz, popular and world music for classical ensembles. Recent premieres include her arrangement of “Caprice No. 24 With A Swing” – an audience favorite – premiered in Italy in June 2012.
Native of Northern California, Jimmy Grant grew up in a household full of rich musical influences that inspired a passion for the music of Django Reinhardt. While his influences grew to include Russian Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic and Classical, he continued to develop the gypsy jazz technique. He has studied with acclaimed guitarists such as Jim Nichols and Andreas Oberg, and has performed with artists such as David Grisman, Ludovic Beier, Simon Planting, Tommy Davy, Gonzalo Bergara and the Hot Club of San Francisco.