Project Description

Margaret Davis is a harpist and vocalist bringing the harp into a range of new and nontraditional genre areas. Classically trained, Margaret is a graduate of the Juilliard School and received her Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. She has performed in classical settings with Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall, the Spokane Symphony in Washington, Orquesta Filarm√≥nica de Jalisco in Mexico, the Opera in the Heights Orchestra in Houston, and many others, as well as jazz settings like the Jazz Gallery with Chilean guitarist, Camila Meza, and The Ladybugs Band at the New York Athletic Club. As a recording artist, Margaret has appeared with “trad jazz” vocalist, Dandy Wellington, and New York City based guitarist and singer-songwriter, Vilray on their 2019 releases, “Lucky Moon,” and “Even in the Evening.” Since finishing grad school in 2018, Margaret has worked to combine her two passions of playing harp and singing jazz by creating classically informed arrangements of her favorite jazz songs to play and sing. She has performed jazz and classical programs at the St Regis New York, The New York Athletic Club, The Andaz Wall Street, The Yale Club Manhattan, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, The Briar Club, and the Condado Club in Houston, as well as the Baha Mar Resort in Nassau, Bahamas, among other venues. Margaret also composes music with her indie band, Astoria Window, featuring harp, vocals, ukulele, and electronics. In April 2020, the band will premiere their new, original composition for Astoria Window and orchestra with the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, and in Summer 2020, Margaret is set to release her debut jazz record as a singing harpist.

Featuring

Jonathan Shadle is a classically trained trumpeter, and plays ukulele with Margaret Davis in their textural, dream pop, indie band, Astoria Window. The duo met in school at Juilliard and have been collaborating in classical, jazz, and contemporary settings for the past five years. Jonathan is also a music producer, and produced Astoria Window’s debut single, Queens, released in November, 2019.