I am a Ft Worth area jazz and multi-style guitarist that is honored to have been chosen to play two solo jazz guitar performances for the Grand Opening Week of the Dallas Center For the Performing Arts (Winspear Opera House). I am a passionate, melodic guitarist and pride myself in achieving a gorgeous, round jazz guitar tone. I enjoy playing solo guitar, or performing in a duet or trio (with a bass player, pianist, horn player or singer). I have a particular affection for jazz standard music from the Great American Songbook. I also excel at playing gypsy jazz guitar (a la Django Reinhardt) for lending a party a distinctive, 1930's French bistro sound. (phone number hidden)
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What to Expect
Atmospheric music that is cultured and sophisticated. Perfect for a dinner party, corporate event or club. Anywhere the music needs to add to an occasion without overwhelming it.
Bill Zeeble (NPR Host and Commentator): “You’re a really great jazz guitarist. I really enjoyed your playing . How come I've never heard of you before?” (upon meeting Bill at my performance at the Winspear Opera House)
Michael H. Price (Ft.Worth Star Telegram writer & critic): “Sweet tone and genuine feeling are constants in Dave's playing. Splendid. Terrific work. Vital and urgent playing. For this, we have guitars. And the artists who can coax them to life. Splendid. Thank you, Dave."
Dom Minasi (New York Jazz Guitarist: featured artist & contributor for “Just Jazz Guitar” magazine) : “You sound wonderful.”
Steve Herberman (DC area Jazz Guitarist: featured artist & contributor for “Just Jazz Guitar” magazine): “Cool playing”
Doug Munro (New York Jazz Guitarist and contributor for “Just Jazz Guitar” magazine): “I checked out your Myspace site...WOW!
Jaime Valle (San Diego Jazz Guitarist: featured artist & contributor for “Just Jazz Guitar” magazine): "Excellent playing Dave!"
Johnny Case (Ft Worth area jazz pianist): “Dave, your playing is like a breath of fresh air”.
Jean Jacques Gristi (featured gypsy jazz guitarist at Samois, France Django Reinhardt Festival):
“Bonjour from France ! Thank You for your delicate, sensitive and delicate touch. A nice moment of listening and pleasure.”
Amilcar Moretti (photographer featured in Vogue from Buenos Aires, Argentina):
Dave, I hear your interpretation with a strong, clear sound, metallic and lilting, loving, tender time. True Gershwin theme is beautiful but your implementation combines two forces in tension, that manage to sound so vigorous and gentle melancholy.(Commenting on Dave's recording of "The Man I Love").
Additional Booking Notes
A least two electrical power outlets within 10 feet of the performing area. Staging that is secure from event foot traffic.
Upcoming Booked Events
|March 21, 2018 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
Literally hundreds of classic songs from the Great American Songbook........and more !!!!!
Influences & Inspiration
Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Django Reinhardt, Pat Metheny
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