Born: January 5, 1969 Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic
Educator/Jazz Bassist Dave Lobenstein: (BM, Music Education, SUNY Fredonia) and (MFA, Jazz Bass Performance, California Institute of the Arts), currently teaches orchestra for the Long Beach Public School System, and is Co-Director of Adelphi University's Jazz Enrichment Program.
Dave has been very involved around the NYC area as a jazz clinician. He has conducted workshops at local colleges and high schools which focus on beginning improvisation and introduction to the jazz repertoire. Most recently, Dave organized and led Adelphi University's Jazz Workshop for High School Students which uniquely took place at the well known Manhattan jazz club, Detour.
As a performer, Dave has worked with a variety of musical styles. His credits include: Performances at the JVC Jazz Festival w/ The Dave Lobenstein Quartet, Erie Philharmonic, Roscoe Mitchell, Leo Smith, Jeff Jarvis, Jimmy Wormworth, Shenole Latimer, Manhattan Vocal Project, Regis and Kathie Lee, Danny Holmes, and the Mike Fahn Quartet. Dave's current group, The Dave Lobenstein Trio performs frequently in the NY metropolitan area, and has just finished recording their soon to be released CD, Triple Play.
Dave's primary teachers have been: Charlie Haden, Darek Oles, Marc Johnson, Peter Rofe, Scott Colley, and Harry Jacobsen.