Joseph Davis (ARSM) is a qualified, award-winning, Jamaican/British musician/multi-instrumentalist. At the tender age of 18, with perfect pitch and chromesthesia, he already has passed ABRSM Piano examinations (mostly distinctions) up to the new ARSM Diploma exam. Joseph is the first person in Jamaica to ever achieve a distinction in the ARSM Diploma exam.
Joseph plays a variety of instruments including, but not limited to, piano, bass, drums, vocals, djembe, and guitar. He attended Campion College in Kingston, Jamaica from 7th grade to 10th, and just graduated from the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California as a Jazz piano major and Songwriting minor. He will be attending the Berklee College of Music as a Contemporary Writing and Production major in September 2021.
• Achieved High Merits in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 classical piano exams.
• Achieved Distinctions in grades 2, 3, 4 and ARSM Diploma classical piano exams.
• Achieved Distinction in grade 5 classical theory exam.
• Was the first person to ever receive a distinction in the ARSM Diploma exam in Jamaica and only person to receive a distinction in 2018 in Jamaica.
• Won the best performer in the Class, Category, and most outstanding musical performance of the evening at the JCDC music finals in 2014.
• Passed Euphonium practical examinations for grades 1, 2, 3 and 4.
• Won the best performer of the evening at the ABRSM High Scorer’s Concert for grades 7 & 8.
• Performed for the Governor-General at King's house in 2017.
• Accepted to the Idyllwild Arts Academy, recognized as the best performing arts school in The United States of America.
• Selected as a finalist in the Pickup Music Emerging Artist Competition, and then as an honorable mention in the following one.
• Selected as a finalist in Masego's 'Veg Out' competition.
• Recognized by celebrity figures such as Jacob Collier, Tori Kelly, Masego, Chronixx, Lila Ike, Protoje, Sevana, Zia Benjamin, Naomi Cowan, Tessellated, Wayne Marshall, PJ Morton, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Melanie Faye.
• Accepted to the Berklee College of Music, recognized as the best contemporary music college in The United States of America.
• Performed at 'A Golden State Celebration', an event in honour of Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris, hosted by The California State Society.
• Performed at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2021.
• Received the Idyllwild Arts Prestigious 'Most Oustanding Arist' Award for his senior class in 2021.