Dave Schiff

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Dave is a powerhouse jazz woodwinds player who has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Dave Schiff is a virtuoso jazz tenor sax player who delivers funk, straight ahead, big band and smooth jazz with boundless energy, invention, and passion that leaves listeners in awe. Dave can create infinite moods and music perfect for each setting; be it jazz club, concert stage or corporate event.

Dave is a powerful and 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. Dave's deep mastery of so many instruments allows him to create infinite moods.

His 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, a veteran of the Navy Band Jazz Ensemble “The Commodores”, performs extensively in jazz festivals and is an active clinician, working with young musicians in high schools and colleges. His passion for working with young people is credited to his father, Hal Schiff, who had a profound influence on many young musicians while an educator and district coordinator of music in the Brandywine School District in Delaware.

Throughout Dave's Career he has had the opportunity to study under jazz greats such as Pepper Adams, Don Menza, Boysie Lowrey (composition), Sir Roland Hannah.

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