Mike Davies

Mike is the director of the stage band at Martingrove Collegiate Institute in Toronto, where he has taught music and mathematics since 2005. His compositions and arrangements have been played by the Advocats Big Band, Mapale Latin Band, the Royal Regiment Band of Canada, and the Ontario Pops Orchestra. Mike studied jazz harmony, composition, and arranging at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Berklee College of Music. He plays piano and trumpet, and has performed at various Toronto venues including Gate 403, the Lula Lounge, the Rectory Café, and Mel Lastman Square

Grade 3

“Las Ventas” is an up-tempo 3/4 latin groove inspired by the famous bullring in Madrid, Spain. A simple yet powerful melody is supported by a driving, infectious ostinato. There is solo space for guitar and/or alto sax.

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