Born: June 21, 1950
Pianist, composer and lyricist Dave Bass was born in Cincinnati, where he began piano lessons at the age of seven. After leaving home, he worked a variety of commercial gigs, including a tour of Japan, Singapore and Malaysia as Brenda Lee's pianist. While living in Boston, Dave studied composition with George Russell and Avram David and piano with legendary teacher Margaret Chaloff who schooled him in the Russian Technique, a unique tool for tone production and musical articulation. Often a lesson would not go beyond using a weightless wrist to correctly play a single note....
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