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David Bixler

Born: May 18, 1964    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

David Bixler

Alto saxophonist, composer, and educator David Bixler has been steadily garnering attention for his unique playing and writing. Since moving to New York City from his native Wisconsin, David has performed and toured with the orchestras of Lionel Hampton, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Duke Ellington. In 2000 he joined the Chico O'Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra which was the beginning of several musical collaborations with GRAMMY award winning pianist Arturo O’Farrill. In 2008 he was invited to join the pianist’s RISA NEGRA sextet. On the band’s 2009 ZOHO release, “RISA NEGRA”, David is also represented as a composer...
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AS LEADER • THE AUCTION PROJECT ZOHO • CALL IT A GOOD DEAL ZOHO • SHOW ME THE JUSTICE BIXXLIXX • LOST IN QUEENS AMOSAYA AS SIDEMAN • RISA NEGRA Arturo O’Farrill ZOHO • BIG BAND URBAN FOLKTALES Bobby Sanabria JAZZ HEADS AS COMPOSER • SHORT STORIES Ancia Saxophone Quartet NAXOS

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Primary Instrument:
Saxophone

Credentials/Background:
Assistant Professor of Jazz at Bowling Green State University

Selmer Artist Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone Vandoren Artist Vandoren V16 A9S Vandoren Optimum Ligature Traditional "Blue Box" #3

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