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David C. Clark

The music of New Hope C.M.E. Church in his hometown of Pine Bluff, AR, is where Dave remembers his first musical experience. “My hometown is a small city in south-central Arkansas. The first music that I can remember was sung at little New Hope Church. I couldn't have been more than four or five years old. The choir was singing and everybody was fully present & in the moment. Tears welled up in my eyes and I felt something that I could not explain at the time. My mother looked at me, held me close and said, `Don’t be afraid, you’ll understand soon enough`. I have never forgotten that feeling of peace, love, joy, perseverance, and God's spirit in full bloom. I have been chasing that same feeling in my own music ever since.”

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The Louisville Courier-Journal writes, \”Clark\'s playing mixed technical brilliance and beautifully personal expressions…\” and \”…saxophonist Dave Clark, one of the brightest players in town…\”
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Louisville, KY

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Master of Music, Performance emphasis Jazz Saxophone University of Louisville, 2007 Bachelor of Music, Music Education University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 2004 Studied Saxophone Performance Ouachita Baptist University 1987-93

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