In an age when popular culture is defined by glitz and image, Jack Davis and Crossbite shoots from the hip and aims for the gut. Telling honest stories with words and music, the band sounds like what is left after the mirages fade. Born of the blues, their genre-defying sound throbs with a powerful yet thoughtful pulse. Blended with a rocking rhythm section of guitar, bass and drums are soulful, in-your-face trombones and passionate vocals punctuated with congas and the Irish bodhran.


The Band:

Jack Davis: vocals, trombone, bodhran, congas, percussion

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Jack was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and currently lives in New York City. He has performed with Tito Puente, Ray LaMontagne, the Temptations, the Honolulu Symphony and countless other rock, pop, salsa, blues, jazz, reggae, classical acts. Music has taken him around the world and landed him on stages of the Apollo Theater, Radio City Music Hall, Saturday Night Live, the Iridium, the Kennedy Center, the Bottom Line and many more. Crossbite is his original concept, his reaction to what he was missing in the music of his time.






Eric Halvorson: drums


EricOriginally from the heartland of Iowa, Eric has perfomed throughout Europe and the Americas with artists of many genres, including Dave Liebman, James Moody, Dave Stryker, Joe Locke, Ben E. King and Pinetop Perkins.  He has played numerous Broadway shows, and appeared in festivals such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, Norwich Music Festival (UK), Cork Jazz Festival (Ireland), Silda Jazz Festival (Norway), Radio Classica (Chile), Bayreuther Jazz Festival (Germany) and the Iowa City Jazz Festival.  Locally, this Brooklynite's intense and dynamic drumming can be heard at some of NYC's top venues including Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Iridium, Blue Note,Smoke and Birdland and on many recordings.  www.erichalvorson.com 


Nathan Peck: bass

NateNate was born into a family of musicians in Pittsburgh, and has been all over the world playing with a diversity of artists which include Mark Murphy, Vernon Ried, Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Tyler, Alex Skolnick, James Williams and Maynard Ferguson's Big Bop Nouveau. He is a USA Jazz Ambassador, has toured Europe with the fusion trio Phishbacher and can be heard on many US and international recordings.  Now residing in Queens,  he leads his own electric jazz project, Nathan Peck and the Spankrays and has played NYC venues such as Blue Note, Smoke, Iridium, Joe's Pub, Zinc Bar, 55 Bar, Village Underground and many others. His versatile and innovative musicianship puts him in high demand wherever he goes. www.nathanpeck.com

Tony DiLullo: guitar

TonyBorn, bred and currently residing in the Bronx, Tony is a veteran of the NYC music scene, appearing as a soloist and in many groups all over town. He has played at venues ranging from Lincoln Center with Armenian vocalist Sophia Gazarian, to the Espoo Jazz Festival in Finland, sharing the stage with Ray Charles and the Yellowjackets.  He recently performed in the off-Broadway production of "Once Around the Sun" at NYC's Zipper Theater.  Tony is also an active producer and composer, who's work has been heard in "America's Most Wanted" and the Bruce Willis film "16 Blocks".  Through it all, his guitar playing churns passionate and sincere. www.tonydilullo.com