David Kolinski-Schultz is a professional arranger and woodwind performer, and an alumnus of the Arranging and Composition program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has just launched PDQ Music Publishing, and has a number of arrangements available on Sheet Music Plus including charts for Jazz Ensemble, String Quartets, & Brass Quintets.
David has arranged for, and performed with, the horn sections of several groups over the years, recently celebrating 30 years with Jimmy and the Soulblazers. David has had the pleasure during his career of opening for and/or backing up such diverse artists as The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jerry Lewis, Ray Charles, and Rosemary Clooney. He is currently the musical director for the Savoy Big Band in NE Ohio.
From the Canton Repository, March 2002 re: Jimmy and the Soulblazers opening for Ray Charles at
Veteran area band Jimmy & the Soulblazers opened the show with a generous set of sweet soul
from the '60's and '70's that was crowd-pleasing and wholly impressive. Way to go, guys
Remembering Moonlight Ballroom Tribute Concert
... a night to remember
The 9-piece orchestra, which was directed by David Kolinski-Schultz and included veteran sax man
Halkides for this event, delivered an authentic sound that was amply bright and full enough to
big band appetite