Davina & The Vagabonds

The band’s sound is vintagey and fresh, a modern take on old-time blues and jazz.” – PennLive

Easily among the breakout stars at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival.” – Monterey Herald

JazzFest has a very good track record for booking high-energy party bands, and Davina & the Vagabonds is no exception. Brought back by demand due to their hit Blues Bash 2018 debut, the rollicking five-piece’s quirky, dance-happy songs evoke vintage New Orleans and the soulful swagger of Memphis. The Vagabonds take the familiar elements of blues, jazz, and R&B and somehow make it both retro and fresh. What takes them over the top is the extraordinary Davina Sowers, a charismatic vocalist and pianist who has been compared to everyone from Etta James, Amy Winehouse, and Janis Joplin … to Betty Boop! Maybe just call her the most engaging performer since the young Maria Muldaur strutted onto the scene. For showmanship and sassy professionalism, these guys are hard to beat. Davina Lozier piano/vocals, Zack Lozier trumpet/vocals, Matt Hanzelka trombone, George Marich drums, Chris Bates bass

Show sponsored by: Rockland Scientific

Davina & The Vagabonds - Ribs & Blues 2017