Updated: March 12, 2023
Born: September 5
Raised in Buffalo, Dave Chamberlain began playing trombone at the age of ten, inspired by watching his four cousins playing in a brass quartet on the Ed Sullivan Show. He began doubling on flute in high school, going on to earn a B.S. degree in flute, and later an M.S. in trombone. His primary teachers have been Anthony Gorruso, John Wummer, Carmine Caruso, John Swallow, and John Rojak. Since coming to New York, Dave has added the bass trombone, tuba, euphonium, and bass trumpet to his arsenal. Band of Bones is his fourth CD as a leader. Dave's other projects are the Hora Decima Brass Ensemble (www.horadecima.com, Summit Records) and the Afro-Caribbean group Direct Latin Influence (www.directlatininfluence.com, two self-produced CDs.) Dave has played with Jaki Byard's Apollo Stompers, Dean Pratt, Mike Longo, Gary Morgan's Pan Americana, Bill Whited, and Sam Rivers. Best known for his work in the Latin field, Dave has performed and recorded with Tambo, Conjunto Melao, Wayne Gorbea, Cruz Control, Dave Santiago, the Mambo Legends Orchestra, and Direct Latin Influence (DLI.) Other performances with Tito Puente, Rafael Cortijo, Kako, Mon Rivera, the Lebron Brothers, and the Big 3 Palladium Orchestra. Dave toured with the National Company of Cats, and was the Latin band leader (with Direct Latin Influence) for six years at the prestigious Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center.