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Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

I was born in 1941 and have lived in Chicago, Baltimore, Tulsa, New York and LA, mostly LA. These days I divide my time between Santa Monica, California, and Lynbrook, New York. I began to play the clarinet and saxophone in high school, took up the flute in 1960 and the oboe (at the instigation of Plas Johnson) in 1966. Composition came later.

In 1960 I moved to Tulsa and after a brief period with a band that made some pretty funny sounds, I joined the Ernie Fields Orchestra. Ernie's band had existed since the early 1930s, flirted with success briefly in the 1940s, and even won the Pittsburgh Courier poll in 1947 over the Ellington and Basie bands. (The Courier was then the most widely circulated African-American newspaper in the country.) By the late 1950s the band had shrunk to eight pieces and a remarkable singer, Ann Walls. In 1959 a former member of the band, René Hall, arranged a swing era tune, In The Mood, recorded it with Hollywood studio musicians, and released it under Ernie's name. The record became a hit and revitalized the band, if only briefly....
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”...David Sherr's CD is extraordinary. His playing reveals a musicality and artistry that is not common.” Lalo Schifrin, composer, arranger, pianist, conductor

“...an imaginative, well-executed project of music.” Bill Kirchner, musician, composer, arranger, editor (The Oxford Companion To Jazz, A Miles Davis Reader, etc.)

“I am listening to your CD and it is very interesting. The French speaking part brings a change of pace that warrants close listening to connect it to the whole concept. I especially like your clarinet work...” Ellis Marsalis, pianist, pedagogue, patriarch

“I'm impressed by the obvious depth of commitment and dedication to excellence of you, as writer and performer, and of all the other participants...

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Selmer Mk VI soprano and tenor saxes. Yamaha Custom 875S and Selmer "Radio Improved" alto saxes. Buffet Baritone sax. Haynes and Powell piccolos. Haynes and Powell flutes. Muramatsu alto flute. Moennig bass flute. Buffet E-flat, B-flat, A and bass clarinets. Loree oboes. Loree and Rigoutat English horns. Rigoutat oboe d'amore.
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