David White Jazz Orchestra -[|]- FLASHPOINT – [Mister Shepherd Records, 2011]
FLASHPOINT is the debut CD of the David White Jazz Orchestra.
Orchestra Personnel: David White (composer, arranger, conductor, solo trombone); Andrew Gould, Omar Daniels, Sam Taylor, Sam Dillon, Stephen Plekan (saxophones); Miki Hirose, Volker Goetze, Alicia Rau, Michael Irwin (trumpets); Melissa Gardiner, Rick Parker, Barry Cooper, Robert Statel (trombones); Nick Consol (piano); Doug Drewes (bass); Paul Francis (drums)
Trombonist, Composer, Arranger David White is a highly versatile musician who is building a strong reputation on the New York jazz scene. In addition to leading his own band, the David White Jazz Orchestra, he has had the honor of sharing the stage with Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton, James Weidman, Frank Lowe, Todd Coolman, Valery Ponomarev, Charli Persip, Delfeayo Marsalis, Junior Mance and Kenny Burrell among others. In a review of one of his recent performances, Jazz Inside NY Magazine praised David s work saying:
I Have a Bad Feeling About This , written by trombonist Dave White, was propelled by a snappy bass line and some first class solo work by the composer. White put his big sound, solid technique and solid intonation to good use on all of the material throughout the performance.
Born in Buffalo, NY in 1979, David began his musical studies at the age of 11. By 14, he was already playing professionally and he had the opportunity to perform locally with touring musicians such as Jeff Jarvis, Rufus Reid and Doc Severinsen. While in his hometown, David studied with Richard Meyers of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and jazz trombonist John Hasselback Jr. Around this time, bandleader Macy Favor took David under his wing, making him a member of his big band which appeared weekly at Buffalo s historic Colored Musicians Club. These experiences instilled in David a deep respect for the history and traditions of jazz and stirred within him a strong desire to strive for excellence in hopes that he could someday make a unique contribution to the art form he loved.
David continued his training at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music where he studied trombone and composition with Jim Pugh. David earned both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Purchase Conservatory.
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