Born: June 4, 1942 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Dave Nelson's parents were both musicians, his mother a pianist and his father a trombone player. He started his professional career in Seattle at age 19. In his early 20's he opened for Eddie Peabody, Jack Ross, the Gay 90's show in Tacoma, Wash. He appeared on the Katherine Wise Televsion show and also the Moore Theater. Dave played often with Dave Friesen and also with Bob Pelland of the Phoenix Jazzers. Within the last few years Dave has opened for Bobby Hutcherson, John Stetch, Macio Parker and has also opened for The Temptations.
He is known in New York city for his technical and lyrical playing.
His recent cd, 32nd Street recorded with Joel Frahm on tenor, is a must hear for all jazz lovers. It includes 4 of Dave's original tunes, including, The Lady Doesn't Lie. Dave is in his late 60's and feels his career is just beginning.
Awards:Performer of the year, Rosthern Music Festival First place with a Mark of 90 at the Spritwood Music Festival for 2nd movement of the Hummel
Music was always in my heart. The Star Phoenix
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