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Dave Pietro

A native of Southboro, Massachusetts, Dave Pietro has been on the New York jazz scene since 1987. His talents as a gifted saxophonist, composer, and educator have made him an in-demand musician leading to performances at jazz clubs, jazz festivals, schools and concert halls in more than 30 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America.

From 1994-2003 Dave played lead alto saxophone and recorded six CD’s with the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra. He has also toured and/or recorded with the bands of Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, Maria Schneider, The Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, John Fedchock, Arturo O’Farrill and Jim Widner among others. In addition Pietro has performed with may other well known musicians such as Paul Anka, Louis Bellson, Blood Sweat & Tears, Bobby Caldwell, Ray Charles, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Feinstein, Chaka Khan, Liza Minnelli, James Naughton and John Pizzarelli. Dave also studies East Indian music and has performed with various groups led by Indian tablist Sandip Burman.

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”A fine fiery saxophonist and a talented arranger. An adventerous yet lyrically reflective musician who opts for open-ended fresh compositions and group empathy.” John Murph - Jazz Times Magazine

“...a superb saxophonist...a very accomplished composer.” Paul Evoskevich - Saxophone Journal

“Pietro has great chops and a profound imagination, and possesses a warm, accessible, lyrical sound...” Lee Lowenfish - New York Jazz Newsletter

“Though gifted with virtuosic technique, Pietro makes his point with a lyrical sensibility grounded in the soul of evocatively crafted charts

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Location

Astoria, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

New York University adjunct faculty (1999-present). Hofstra University adjunct faculty (2001-present). For more information go to www.davepietro.com.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Dave is a Conn-Selmer artist and has given concerts and workshops at hundreds of schools across the country. For more information go to www.davepietro.com.

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