David Folman David Folman

Jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist David Folman grew up in Easton, CT, before attending Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. He graduated in 2009 with a dual- major bachelor's degree in music and political economy. At Skidmore he studied with saxophonist Mark Vinci, and added the flute and bass clarinet to his musical arsenal. He has played all styles of music in and around New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, and from 2006 to 2008, was a member of Late Night Uproar, a rock band which toured around New England and played frequently in such NYC clubs as the Bitter End, the Knitting Factory, and Kenny’s Castaways. That band also saw Folman on NBC’s 2006 music show, Star Tomorrow. In 2008, Folman spent a few months in Argentina, where he studied tango and Andean folk music; it was a life-changing experience, and the influence can be heard in his music. Now based in Boston, Folman can be heard in his own quartet and in the groups of others. He also teaches local private lessons on saxophone, flute and clarinet.

Gear

Selmer Serie 3 Tenor Saxophone, with Yanagasawa hard metal mouth piece; Steve Goodson silver curved soprano saxophone; Yamaha YSS-475 straight soprano saxophone; Yamaha YAS- 23 alto saxophone; Selmer Fl 1206 flute; Conn c.1950s wooden bass clarinet; Vito reso-tone Bb clarinet; 3rd generation Peruvian wooden Quena ("kena").


Tags

Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

David graduated from Skidmore College in 2009 with a double major BA in music and political economy. He is highly proficient on the saxophone, flute, clarinet and bass clarinet. In 2011, he ran an after school music program for begineer instrumentalists through the Easton PTA. Privately, he has instructed students of all ages and abilities. Lessons are available to local students at their homes, or at David's Norwalk studio for a discounted rate. Please contact to inquire about all levels of saxophone and flute instruction, and about beginner's clarinet lessons.

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