Assistant principal clarinet is arrested in drugs bust

Assistant principal clarinet is arrested in drugs bust


norman lebrecht

July 18, 2018

Jared Lee Davis, #2 clarinet at the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, has been arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell schedule I or II drugs, possession of schedule III drugs, and distribution of schedule I or II drugs.

The orchestra say: ‘We’re aware of the situation and are following the events as they proceed.’

Davis previously played in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Opera, North Carolina Symphony and others.


  • Minutewaltz says:

    Wow. I don’t really associate such musical talent with drug dealing. I can’t imagine there are many drug dealers who also play in an orchestra.

  • Old Man in the Midwest says:

    He was watching too many Breaking Bad reruns.

    Now he has to learn the fingerings to “Sing a Song of Sing Sing”

  • drummerman says:

    Exactly why was it important to post this?

  • EG says:

    Someone should write a sequel to Mozart in the Jungle…

  • Sharon says:

    Man is innocent until proven guilty. I have falsely been accused of stealing narcotics. There may be more to the story

  • Robert Holmén says:

    In case you are curious about drug “schedules”…

    Schedule I is the most illegal but includes marijuana

  • Holyfield Worthington says:

    If he is exonerated will we see a post about that?