Musician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stan Davis Jr. is a multi-instrumentalist and music director, born and raised in the city of Philadelphia. Born into a musical family, he began to study piano at age 4 under his father's tutelage and continued on to study guitar, bass, and music theory at Central High School. Upon returning home from a brief career in the US Navy after graduation, Stan’s music career immediately began to flourish, and before long he was touring, networking and performing with some of the best in the industry, including notable artists such as Teena Marie, Jaguar Wright, Lauryn Hill, Jaheim, Billy Paul, Jazmine Sullivan, Kindred the Family Soul, Eric Roberson, Vivian Green, and more. Stan has also had the opportunity to perform and record with Joe, Faith Evans, Kelly Rowland, Mya, Freddie Jackson, Melba Moore, Kelly Price, India.Arie, Lalah Hathaway, Marion Meadows, Floetry, as well as gospel artists, such as the Wilmington Chester Mass Choir, the Pace Sisters, Karen Clarke-Sheard, Helen Baylor, Isaac Carree, and others.
Stan is currently maintaining a busy schedule juggling tour dates with Vivian Green and Jaheim supporting the release of each of their latest albums, as well as holding the Music Director chair for The Legacy Tour: A Musical Tribute to Michael Jackson starring William Hall, which is scheduled to tour internationally beginning early Summer 2016. He also recently made major contributions to the soundtrack of Fox’s hit TV show Empire, which scored him his first Grammy nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.
Garnering nearly two decades of professional touring and session experience, Stan has earned the respect of his peers and elders alike, holding firmly to the belief that music is a universal soul-connector, and leads with this belief any time he steps into a stage or studio.