Davu Seru is a drummer and composer. He has worked with numerous improvising musicians and composers throughout the United States and France. He is composer and bandleader for the ensembles Motherless Dollar and No Territory Band. For the year 2017-2018 he served as the first-ever composer-in-residence at Studio Z in Saint Paul. Davu has also received awards from McKnight Foundation (2020 Composer Fellowship), Jerome Foundation (2017-18 Composer/Sound Artist Fellow), American Composers Forum (Minnesota Emerging Composer Award), the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (Next Step Fund) and has received commissions from the Zeitgeist Ensemble and Walker Art Center. In addition to his musical pursuits, Davu is a published author and a professor of English and African American literature and culture at Hamline University.

He lives in Saint Paul, MN, with his partner Emily and son August.


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Evan Parker, Milo Fine, Nicole Mitchell, David Boykin, Jim Baker, Frank Gratkowski, Wayne Horvitz, Bill Horvitz, Rafael Toral, Didier Petit, Francois Corneloup, Andrew Lafkas, George Cartwright, Tony Hymas, Tomeka Reid, Mankwe Ndosi, Andrew Lafkas, Charles Gillet, Vic Corringham, Carol Genetti, Luke Polipnick, Dean Granros, Anthony Cox, Carei Thomas, Douglas Ewart, Faye Washington, Michael Lewis, Jamal Moore, Donald Washington, Jeff Bailey, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Phillip Greenlief, Chris Bates, Devon Gray, Robbie Hunsinger, Tatsu Aoki, JT Bates, Harrison Bankhead, Dave Rempis, Jack Wright, Stefan Kac and the many lost to memory but who live in experience…