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Renowned New York session musician, saxophonist and jazz composer Dave Tofani has written, arranged and recorded seven new jazz pieces that reflect the spirit and vitality of New York City and America. Tofani's new CD is entitled An American Garden and is dedicated to “The Greatest Generation” �- Americans who were raising families during WW II which includes his immigrant parents and grandparents. The CD's cover art depicts the Statue of Liberty and the immigration center on Ellis Island.

An American Garden, Tofani's second solo album, is available at several on-line sites, the record company's SoloWinds.com, Amazon.com and CDbaby.com.

“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” are the themes that link the seven tracks on An American Garden. The music is sophisticated yet highly melodic and pushes beyond the traditional boundaries of the jazz idiom. In this collection of extended jazz compositions, Tofani makes use of a variety of musical forms. The ensembles vary in size from a jazz quintet to a string orchestra to a big band. Tofani performs on tenor, alto and soprano saxophones as well as a variety of clarinets and flutes. His mastery of woodwinds is fully evidenced on the closing track “Liberté” where he performs all ten woodwind parts.

Tofani, an alumnus of the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, has amassed a lengthy list of distinguished performance and recording credentials in a career spanning three-plus decades living and working in New York. Tofani is one of New York's most in-demand session musicians and has played on more than 600 albums and 100 major motion picture soundtracks. Tofani performed on two Grammy Award-winning albums last year �- Steely Dan's Two Against Nature and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's Stravinsky Miniatures. Other career highlights include performing with legendary artists such as Frank Sinatra (L.A. Is My Lady), Barbra Streisand (The Concert and other albums), John Lennon (Double Fantasy), and Simon & Garfunkel (The Concert In Central Park with Tofani playing the stand out saxophone solo on “Still Crazy After All These Years”).

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”Dave Tofani... brings a wealth of talent and musical treasures together in this exceptional jazz offering...” --Robert Walmsley, Musical Soundscapes.

“On “New York At Night” Dave Tofani blows his heart out on this moody ballad that has the potential to become a great jazz standard...” --Paula Edelstein, All Music Guide

Albums

Album Nights At The Inn by Dave Tofani

Nights At The Inn

SoloWinds, Inc
2007

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Album Fast Track - Jack Cortner & His NY Big Band by Jack Cortner

Fast Track - Jack...

Jazzed Media
2006

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Manhattan Carnival

Milestone Records
1982

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