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David Larsen Quartet
July 19 • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm• $12
Baritone Saxophonist David Larsen will be performing the music of Gerry Mulligan. Please come and enjoy the Cool Jazz on a Hot Summer Day!
In 2015, David was featured as a soloist and section player on the award winning album, “Butterfly Blue,” by Halie Loren. In 2016, David released his latest solo album, “One of a Kind,” and an album of original swing music entitled, “Night Shift.” During his career, David has worked with some of the finest players in the region, including Halie Loren, Dana Heitman, Jessie Cloninger, Scott Steed, and many others. He also performs regularly with the Hot Club of Spokane and arranged and performed music on their latest release “It’s a Spokane Christmas.”
Groups all around the globe, including the Washington State University and University of Oregon Big Bands, have performed David’s compositions. David’s most recent big band works, published by Dapper Page Music, have garnered great praise, and the piece, “Applied Physics,” was chosen as an Editor’s Choice Award winner from J.W. Pepper. He has written works for big band for jazz greats like Ken Peplowski and Tamir Hendelman. David’s other works are routinely played around the country and he has also appeared as a guest composer and soloists with many groups including The Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra, the Blue Skies Big Band, and the Jazz Northwest Big Band.
David is currently the Instrumental Music Director for Spokane Falls Community College and works as an adjudicator and clinician for educational festivals all around the Northwest. He holds an MM in jazz composition from the University of Oregon, an MAT from Western Oregon University, and is currently working on a PhD from Washington State University.
https://www.facebook.com/jsqjazz/videos/2532412266784867/ – David Larsen with Ken Peplowski in Spokane WA
https://www.facebook.com/jsqjazz/videos/vl.1266512346812051/2532430573449703/?type=1 – David Larsen & The Larsen Group – Swing dance
https://soundcloud.com/david-larsen-783223218/sets/one-of-a-kind-preview – Latest solo album entitled “One of a Kind”
https://soundcloud.com/david-larsen-783223218/sets/night-shift-preview – Swing cd entitled “Night Shift”
Presented by the Jazz Station.