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David Gleason

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Primary Instrument: Piano

David Gleason

David Gleason is a pianist, composer, music educator and ethnomusicologist living in New York's Capital Region. He received an M.A. in music from Tufts University where he studied ethnomusicology and composition. As an ethnomusicologist he researched Caribbean folk and popular music in Puerto Rico and Cuba. His fieldwork culminated in a thesis entitled “La Parranda Puertorriquena: The Music, Symbolism and Cultural Nationalism of Puerto Rico's Christmas Serenading Tradition.”

As a jazz and Latin pianist he has performed with ensembles such as RumbaNaMa, The Boston Latin Band, The Either/Orchestra, Altiplano, Mojive, and the Kinewe African Drum Ensemble as well as renown musicians like Laurel Masse, Fred Wesley, Danilo Perez, and John Fedchock. He currently leads the acclaimed Latin jazz ensemble, Sensemaya...
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Shake It! – Sensemaya 2010 Live at the Lark Tavern – Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble 2010 Forward Motion – Pete Sweeney 2008 Tales From The Tundra – Mojive 1999 Unconditional|Love -Kris Farrow Quartet 1998

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
schenectady, NY

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Jul25 GE Theatre At Proctors
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