Dave Ness

David Ness, B.M. Northern Illinois University; M.M. Northwestern University, is a freelance musician in the Chicago area. Currently, Dave teaches at the College of Lake County. He previously was the director of jazz studies at Carthage College. In the past, he has taught jazz courses at Northwestern University and was the guitar instructor at Judson College. Dave is a sought-after clinician, having taught and presented clinics at many schools in the Illinois and Wisconsin area. Dave is featured on recordings on Southport Records and has arranged music for Danilo Perez, pianist; Shirley King, blues singer and daughter of B.B

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The fourth act was also a treat, the Dave Ness Trio. This acoustic jazz group features guitar, bass, and drums/percussion. They play music that is full of interesting nuances and subtle details, reveling in quiet textures and silences.

Daniel Brame http://deerfieldband.blogspot.com/

This is what Chicago Jazz Magazine had to say about “Sketches” :…there is no denying his superlative skill on the guitar ...he has created a thoughtful and highly listenable CD…Ness’s playing is derivative of Grant Green’s mid-career recordings…tasteful flights of improvisation...

Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Antioch, IL

Willing to teach

Beginners

Credentials/Background

B.M. Northern Illinois University; M.M. Northwestern University, is a freelance musician in the Chicago area. Currently, Dave teaches at the College of Lake County. He previously was the director of jazz studies at Carthage College. In the past, he has taught jazz courses at Northwestern University and was the guitar instructor at Judson College.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Dave has given many clinics in IL and WI area. Topics include various jazz topics, including improvisation.

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Discography

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