David Schiff

"I really like this horn. It plays great, has a big sound and blends well with a small group and the big band." ~ David Schiff



Bio

Dave Schiff is a versatile woodwind jazz instrumentalist who has traveled the world working with top entertainers and jazz legends such as Thad Jones, Mel Lewis Orchestra, Don Menza, and Dizzy Gillespie. Smooth jazz, straight ahead, funk... you name it... Dave can play it and make it happen for your event.

Dave's expertise on all woodwinds has given him the opportunity to back great acts all over the country, including performers such as Barry Manilow, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Jr., Natalie Cole, and many more. When Dave is not on tour, he usually finds himself in the Theatres in the Philadelphia area playing Broadway shows.

Dave is a 20 year veteran of the Navy Band Jazz Ensemble "The Commodores". Throughout his Career he has had the opportunity to study under jazz greats such as Pepper Adams, Don Menza, Boysie Lowrey (composition), and Sir Roland Hannah.

Dave's tour credits include work with the Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Warren Covington (via Tommy Dorsey), Terry Gibbs Dream Band, Bill Potts Big Band - Hoagy Carmichael Memory tour.

Performed with:
Frank Sinatra Jr., Mel Torme, Sara Vaughn, Diane Schuur, Joe Williams, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Spinners, Tony Bennett, Thad Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Don Menza, Pete Christlieb, Natalie Cole, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Barry Manilow, Lou Rawls, Gladys Knight, Ray Charles, Bill Watrous, Clark Terry, Eric Norlander, Don Schiff, Lana Lane, Connie Francis, Phil Woods, Aretha Franklin, President Bill Clinton, Mel Lewis jazz Orchestra.

Conductor For: Diane Schuur - Live at Fords Theatre

Film credits: Family Values (A Pat Duncan Production)

Albums appeared on:
Bill Potts Big Band 555 Feet High
Frank Sinatra Jr. Live in D.C
Lana Lane Winter Sessions
Commodores Straight Ahead.

Albums: The Schiff Brothers Express
Dave Schiff First Time In

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