Edwin Jhamal Davis is a proud native of Utica, MS. He’s an alumnus of Jackson State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with dual minors in Chemistry and Music. In 2014, while studying voice with soprano Phyllis Lewis- Hale, he made his professional debut with the Mississippi Opera singing Simone in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. He is a Master’s Degree recipient of the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with well-acclaimed baritone and bass-baritone, Mark Oswald and James Morris, and has participated in numerous professional and academic engagements in the concert and opera repertoire. He was crowned the national winner of the Marian Anderson Vocal Arts Competition hosted by the National Association of Negro Musicians in its centennial celebration and is also a Metropolitan Opera Eastern Region award winner. He is currently serving as Bass in Residence with the Portland Opera Association, for the 2020-2021 season.