[JPL] Manager Michael Davenport Passes

Matt Merewitz | JazzClinic Media jazzclinic at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 19:44:25 EDT 2007

Michael Davenport
The Merlin Company
1941 ­ 2007

In Appreciation: 

We are saddened by the passing of a lifelong friend of the jazz community,
Michael Davenport, who quickly succumbed on Monday, March 12th to pancreatic

For nearly forty years Michael provided statesman-like stewardship to
guiding the careers of his management clients. Starting out at the UCLA
Student Committee for the Arts producing jazz events, his professional
career began as a literary agent in the mid-Sixties.

Michael shifted to the music business as an agent representing early rock
pioneers such as the Beatles and Rolling Stones and by the 70's his broader
musical interests led him to work with jazz artists such as  Freddie Hubbard
and Charlie Haden, and in later years Dianne Reeves, Manhattan Transfer, Joe
Lovano and Brad Mehldau. Michael was an ardent supporter of progressive
political causes, an avid reader and photographer.

Cards or Flowers can be sent to:

Judy Davenport
16574 Bosque Dr.
Encino, CA 91316

Matt Merewitz
DL Media
New Media/Web Publicist

mattdlmedia at covad.net
(610) 667-0501 (p)
(610) 667-0502 (f)
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