Blu Davis was born in St. Augustine, Florida and later moved to Ocala, Florida at the age of 10. Blu has always been drawn to music and performance art. As a High School Sophomore, Blu arranged and transposed a popular song for the marching band to perform during the half time show. Blu taught himself to write out the parts and transpose the keys for each instrument. This was the first of many band arrangements throughout Blu’s high school career at Ocala Vanguard. The band gained quite a reputation during those years thanks to Blu’s contribution of keeping the band playing the most recent and popular songs of the day. This propelled his pursuit of musical arrangements and performances that would serve him well in later years. After high school, Blu enrolled at Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach as a Music Education major and as a member of the renowned “Marching Men of Cookman” playing the baritone horn.
Circumstances eventually found Blu in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as an eager young man still fascinated with performance art and becoming a recording artist. His continued influences are Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Earth, Wind and Fire to name a few. At that time, Blu enrolled in the “New Freedom Theater” Adult Performance program under the direction of the legendary John Allen. Blu’s concentration was in voice but pursued a rounded program to include movement and acting. At Freedom Theater, Blu was cast in his first theatrical acting role as the male lead in Elaine Joyce’s “Toe Jam”. This was the first of many theatrical productions, most notably the role of Shere Khan in Kipling’s “Jungle Book” produced by Plays and Players Theater in Philadelphia and “Stand by the River” by Mark and Joanne Sutton Smith – playing several parts as an actor and lead singer. Blu was a cast member of Hewitt Productions and Without a Cue Productions Musical Theater Companies for several years doing many shows and a wide range of characters that always included solo musical numbers to showcase Blu’s smoky, soulful and sultry voice. Blu also appeared in a variety of venues as the lead singer accompanied by various jazz ensembles on the Philadelphia Cabaret Circuit to include: Tavern on Camac, Warm Daddy’s, Society Hill Playhouse, Baxter’s, The Cypress Club, Frangelica’s and Frannie’s. Blu also started his songwriting and recording career working with Al Smith of C Note Studios, James Hill and Bill Jollie of Playbill Productions and Stephan Rossmiesl of Turtle Studios.
Blu’s latest venture is a significant partnership with Revolutionized Records and David Morris. His new CD project is entitled “Ultra Blu”. Blu is represented by Morgan Isaac Music Management Company and will be announcing a launch party for this project scheduled for early June 2013. Blu received his Bachelor of Arts from the School of Communications and Theater at Temple University in Philadelphia and a Master of Science in General Administration from Central Michigan University. Away from music as a Federal employee, Blu has been honored and privileged to serve as Direct Support Liaison Officer to America’s War Fighters in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Blu has also been fortunate to experience other cultures in Mexico, Bahamas, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, London, Paris and Cairo.
All of these experiences have gotten Blu to this phase of his life and the passion to express himself musically with lyrics of love, inspiration and hope presented through the rich heritage of Jazz, R & B, Pop and Classical music fusion.