Thomas Davis (born January 11, 1959), American School Teacher and Independent Composer January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ...
An aspiring jazz composer from the idyllic Finger Lakes region in upstate New York, Tom Davis teaches music at a public high school while tending to a family of four. Davis's family and professional personas are the "two horizons" to which his work so frequently refers. Davis likes to think of himself as a delicate fusion of doting father, charming husband, and innovative composer and instructor. Though a student of limited ability at Auburn High School in the 1970s, due to a shortage of applicants Davis gained admission to Ithaca College's School of Music. There, he a flourished under the careful tutelage of Steve Brown, the renowned guitarist and music professor, and others. Upon graduating, David enrolled in the master's program in Jazz and Contemporary Media at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Other exceptional influences on his playing include Rayburn Wright, Bill Dobbins, Manny Albam, Joe LaBarbera, and Vincent DiMartino. After receiving his degree from Eastman, Davis took a series of teaching jobs at high schools in upstate New York, finally settling of Canandaigua Academy, a school perhaps known more for its athletics than music program.
TomDavis is the land he writes of: Davis has broken himself against basalt and coast from Tacoma to Yakima and beyond---here, in these tight poems, a great and original voice delivers us a poetry as sparse, hard, clear, and original as himself.
TomDavis is a writer of fierce, unflinching clarity, and what he sees he transforms---the river---itself, the "jest/water makes/ moving"; the lives of the down-and-out, in and around the city; and his own life, his past, observed with intelligence and honesty and precision.
Tom I. Davis was born in the town of Milan on the Little Spokane River in eastern Washington State, has lived in the San Juan Islands and worked in the North Cascade Mountains for the Forest Service.
TomDavis, the winningest coach in University of Iowa basketball history, was named the 23rd head men's basketball coach at Drake University April 22, 2003.
Davis said he plans on continuing to rely on his up-tempo style, running style and relentless rebounding attack which were trademarks of his successful teams at Iowa.
Davis was named the 1986-87 Associated Press National Coach of the Year in addition to Associated Press and United Press International Big Ten Coach of the Year, the only coach in the history of the conference to receive such recognition in his initial season.
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