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New Orleans-based jazz musician Jeremy Davenport is a trumpeter/vocalist in the tradition of Louis Armstrong, Bunny Berigan, and Chet Baker. Born to musician parents in 1970, the Saint Louis, MO, native received a scholarship to study at the Manhattan School of Music during which time he also studied with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Eventually Davenport moved his studies to the University of New Orleans and landed a seat in the trumpet section of pianist/vocalist Harry Connick, Jr.'s big band in the early '90s. Inspired by Connick, Davenport began focusing more on his singing and ultimately released two solo studio albums on Telarc: Jeremy Davenport and Maybe in a Dream. Davenport has also performed regularly at the at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in New Orleans since the '90s. A live performance of his quartet featured on National Public Radio's Jazzset was released as Live at the Bistro on AAM Recordings in 2005. In 2008, he signed to the New Orleans-based Basin Street Records and in 2009 released We'll Dance 'Til Dawn which featured him in a duet with trumpeter/singer Kermit Ruffins.