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.

Dave’s music has been performed and/or recorded in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe by outstanding musicians including Tim Hagans, Donny McCaslin, Luis Bonilla, Matt Wilson, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Carl Allen, Kirk Whalum, the Ron Paley Big Band, the Memphis Jazz Orchestra, David Spencer, the Winnipeg Brass Quintet, UNI Faculty Brass Quintet, University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One, University of Memphis Jazz Orchestra and many university, high school and middle school concert and jazz groups.

Before moving to New Zealand, Dr. Lisik was Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee where he created the African Drumming Ensemble (LOCADE) and the LeMoyne-Owen Records label, producing four CDs of student work.

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Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Location

Wellington

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

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)

Discography

Coming Through Slaughter - The Bolden Legend featuring Tim Hagans

Coming Through...

Galloping Cow Records
2010

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Bono In The Temple

Bono In The Temple

Self Produced
2007

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Hurricane Ophelia

Hurricane Ophelia

Galloping Cow Records
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Q School

Q School

Dave Lisik
Bono In The Temple