Primary Instrument: Guitar
The music of guitarist David Fabris has been steeped deeply in an eclectic pool of influences. These influences are evident in the variety of performances and ensembles to his credit. He has recorded three CDs (Hatology, Soulnote) and toured internationally with his mentor, third stream pianist Ran Blake, to great acclaim. A fourth recording, Vilnius Noir (NoBusiness) recorded live in Lithuania has just been released (Dec. 2011). Fabris has performed (on banjo) with his traditional jazz band, Mudsole, for both of President Clinton’s inaugurals. He was a reserve guitarist for Bernie Worrell, a founder of the seminal funk band Parliament. He is currently a member of the experimental big band, the Pittsburgh Collective, which is garnering attention for its debut CD, Live at the Knitting Factory (Oxingale Records, ‘07). Mr. Fabris is also the founder of the Fabulous School of Music in Beverly MA and an adjunct professor at St. Thomas Aquinas and Passaic County Community College.
“Some teachers take all the potential of fun and turn it into scales and hard work. You, however, basically show me things I want to learn, and then show me how they fit into scales and theories. I find this interesting and cool how many things work out.”
Ryan, Berklee College Of Music, Boston MA
“Dave is doing a great job coaching (the Jimi Hendrix ensemble) – excellent musical input and direction without stifling anyone’s expression…in this ensemble I have been reconnecting with the joy of performing for music’s sake, not to ‘toot one’s own horn’.”
Ilona Tipp, New England Conservatory, Boston MA
“Guitar lessons always gave me something to look forward to…That was something I needed and, believe me, positivity alone can leave a lasting impression on a person in a half hour."
April, Woodside Music Studio, Park Ridge NJ
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