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Dave Lisik

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Born: March 1, 1974    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Dave Lisik

Canadian composer and trumpeter, Dr. David Lisik teaches jazz composition, arranging and theory at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington.

Dave’s diverse portfolio of compositions and arrangements includes 250+ works for jazz orchestra, small jazz groups, wind ensemble, orchestra, electro-acoustic combinations, chamber groups, and instrumental and vocal soloists. His Dave Lisik Orchestra featuring Tim Hagans released a debut CD in early 2010 entitled Coming Through Slaughter inspired by the novel of the same name by Canadian author Michael Ondaatje, based on the legend of early jazz cornet player, Buddy Bolden....
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As a Leader

Dave Lisik Orchestra featuring Tim Hagans - Coming Through Slaughter
Galloping Cow Records
2009
Tracks: Coming Through Slaughter, Cricket Noises and Cricket Music, Drawings of Audubon, Whistling in the Way of Bolden, Auditorium of Enemies, The Horror of Noise, Suicide of the Hands, In Exile, The Parade, Bleach Out to Grey
Personnel: Tim Hagans, trumpet; Donny McCaslin, tenor and soprano saxophones; Luis Bonilla, trombone; Joey Tartell, lead trumpet and flugelhorn; Marlin McKay, trumpet and flugelhorn; Ryan Imboden, trumpet and flugelhorn; Dave Lisik, composer, trumpet and flugelhorn; Jack Cooper, alto and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet; Gary Topper, alto saxophone, flute, clarinet; Art Edmaiston, tenor saxophone; Dustin Laurenzi, tenor saxophone; Mike Krepper, tenor saxophone; Tom Link, bari, soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet; Anthony Williams, trombone; Tony Garcia, trombone; John Grodian, trombone; Dave Dick, bass trombone; Amy Rempel, piano; Jeremy Allen, bass; Joe Galvin, percussion and Matt Wilson, drums.


Dave Lisik Quintet - Hurricane Ophelia
Galloping Cow Records
2008
Tracks: Wolf My Blitzer, Brass and Shapes, Trio Improvisation One, Graceland, Trio Improvisation Two, Coup d'Etat, Self-Imposed Exile, Trio Improvisation Three, I Left My Shiv at Home, Hurricane Ophelia, Manhattan Sunrise
Personnel: Dave Lisik, trumpet; Tom Link, saxophones; Amy Rempel, piano; Sam Shoup, bass; James Sexton drums.


Dave Lisik Quintet - Bono In The Temple
Galloping Cow Records
2007
Tracks: Q School, Norman Park, Au Chien Qui Fume, Dinner At Phil's, Toronto Transit Commission, Georgia On My Mind, Table 51, Dr. Pepper Belt Buckle, Bono In The Temple.
Personnel: Dave Lisik, trumpet; Tom Link, saxophones; Amy Rempel, piano; Sam Shoup, bass; James Sexton drums.


As a Teacher/Director

Chapter One
LeMoyne-Owen College Music
LOC Records
2008

BATHO PELE
LeMoyne-Owen College African Drumming Ensemble (LOCADE)
LOC Records
2007

Close The Lights When You Leave
Murdoch MacKay Collegiate Jazz Band One
2003
Tracks: Dizzying (A.K.A. Bert's Blues); Won't You Be My Neighbor; Koko; Bloodcount; Giant Steps; Morning Sprite; Some Cow Fonque, (More Tea Vicar); A Nervous Blues; Donna Lee; Hora Decubitus; Summertime; Lady Bugs' Picnic.

Silence
Murdoch MacKay Collegiate Jazz Band One
2002
Tracks: Take The "A" Train; Oclupaca; Star-Crossed Lovers; Night And Day; Silence; Stolen Moments; Recordame; Jump Monk; 'Long As You Know You're Living Yours.

Ty's First Jordans
Murdoch MacKay Collegiate Jazz Quartet
2000
Tracks: Ty's First Jordans; In A Mellow Tone; Sphere's Mirror; Body And Soul; Giant Steps; Effervescence, Pucelete-Je Languis-Domino; School Boy Thug; My One And Only Love; Boogie Stop Shuffle.


As A Side Musician

Voices
University of Memphis Jazz Orchestra
Record Label
2007
Co-Producer, Trumpet, Composer, Editing/Mixing Engineer

Best Wishes
Donnie McDougall
Duck Records
2003
Tracks: Back Into Sunshine; Love Transfusion; Dream Lady; I Found Love; Sad Grey Eyes; Glace Bay Blues; Land Of Broken Dreams; Love Is (More Precious Than Gold); Ooh, Ooh, I Need Your Love; Turn Up The Music.
Personnel: Donnie McDougall and the Ron Paley Big Band

Games
University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One
1998
Trumpet

Montreux Jazz Festival OFF
University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One
1998
Trumpet

Conversations
University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One
1997
Trumpet

Live and in Concert
University of Mary Jazz Ensemble
1995
Trumpet

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Primary Instrument:
Trumpet

Location:
Wellington

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background:
EDUCATION: Doctor of Musical Arts, Compostiion (Jazz Emphasis), University of Memphis (2006); Master of Music, Jazz Pedagogy, University of Northern Iowa (1998); Bachelor of Science, Instrumental Music Education, University of Mary (1996) TEACHING HISTORY: Faculty: Jazz Composition, New Zealand School of Music (2010-present); Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Jazz Studies, LeMoyne-Owen College (2006-2010); Assistant of Jazz Studies, University of Memphis (2003-2006); Director of Bands, Murdoch MacKay Collegiate, (1998-2003); Assistant of Jazz Studies, University of Northern Iowa (1996- 1998); Private Studio: Jazz Studies, Trumpet, Composition (1990-Present)

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