“As for me, I find performing on a Steinway enhances the quality of my music, my life, and my living.”
Byron (B.K.) Davis
Steinway Artist BK Davis has been composing and performing music for 40 years. Born in Davenport, Iowa, home of 20th century jazz great Bix Beiderbecke, Davis was raised in a musical household. His father, Bishop Ezekiel Davis, conscripted him as a teen to serve as musical director for the seven churches he oversaw, while his mother, Rose Davis, an accomplished vocalist, attended to his vocal and instrumental training. The jazz pianist/singer plays more than a dozen instruments, including piano, guitar, organ and drums in idioms spanning Jazz, R&B, gospel, soul, and pop. He has written theme music and jingles for the Boy Scouts of America and an Indianapolis 500 race, and has directed choirs throughout the Midwest and West Coast. Davis has played or toured with artists including B.B. King, Billy Preston, Gerald Albright, Michael “Patches” Stewart and the late soul legend, Johnnie Taylor. He co-wrote original music with rock and roll legend Little Richard, as well as McFadden and Whitehead.
Byron (B.K.) Davis has been a Steinway Artist since 2012.