Dave Coules

Dave Coules is a resident of Oakville Ontario and has been on the Toronto music scene full time since 2012. He is a retired educator with over 30 years of experience in the profession during which time he led award-winning high school big bands and jazz ensembles. Dave’s musical resume comprises work with a number of Toronto area ensembles including Swing Shift Big Band, the George Lake Big Band and the Bob Clegg Big Band. He has also been a guest artist with the Bob Cary Orchestra, the Chris Hunt Tentet, the Anthony Terpstra Septet and the OctoKats. As well as playing lead alto sax for the Advocats Big Band, Dave is an accomplished soloist, featured regularly in their performances. Dave is the founder of the Fifth Element jazz quintet where his talents not only as a soloist but also as arranger are recognized and much appreciated by his many loyal fans.


Phil Woods
saxophone, alto
John Coltrane
Stan Getz
saxophone, tenor
Dexter Gordon
saxophone, tenor
Scott Hamilton
saxophone, tenor
Bob Mintzer
Hank Mobley
saxophone, tenor
Phil Dwyer
saxophone, tenor
Ralph Moore


Fifth Element

Self Produced


I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

From: Fifth Element
By Dave Coules

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