David Detweiler, Assistant Professor of Jazz Saxophone, previously served as Director of Jazz Studies at Nazareth College (Rochester, NY). He has performed at many of New York City’s premiere live-music venues, such as The Blue Note, Birdland, The Knitting Factory, and The Iridium. His first record as a leader, New York Stories, recorded in Tallahassee with Leon Anderson, Clarence Seay, Chris Pattishall, and Rick Lollar, received a favorable review by Scott Yanow. His second record as a leader, The Dave Detweiler Trio featuring Fumi Tomita and Alex Patrick, was released in August 2015. Detweiler studied at both the University of North Texas and William Paterson University, receiving the BM degree from William Paterson. He received the MM degree from Florida State University in 2010 and the DMA degree from the Eastman School of Music in 2015. His teachers include Ramon Ricker, Charles Pillow, Bill Kennedy, Gary Smulyan, and Steve Wilson.
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