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David Dower

David Dower is a pianist & composer. Check out the "David Dower Trio" on bandcamp or streaming services to hear some of the trio's original work (including recordings done in Bulgaria with Bulgarian guest artists, including a traditional choir)

Specialising in original jazz and contemporary music, David has performed widely throughout the UK, Bulgaria, Ireland, France, Malaysia, and Australia.

David has performed with the likes of Robin Banerjee (UK), Tina May (UK), Trudy Kerr (UK), The Victorian Police Band (AUS), Kim May (AUS), Vesela Morova (Bulgaria), Zhivko Vasilev (Bulgaria) and recorded with Graeme Blevins (UK).  David has also supported Fred Wesley (USA), Kate Ceberano (AUS), Jack Jones (AUS) and The Choirboys (AUS). Through Monash University’s Artist-in-Residence program, David has been fortunate to share the stage with American jazz musicians George Garzone, Jim Black, and John Abercrombie, and Brazilian percussionist Roberta Valente.

While living in the UK, David received the opportunity to perform for Prince Edward (UK).

The David Dower Trio have completed 4 tours to the UK/Buglaria, and released 3 albums that were recorded there - "Made in Sofia" (2018), "There Are No Stars" (2019), and "Mravka" (2022). The albums feature Bulgarian guest artists, including a traditional Folklore Choir.

David completed his Performance Research Masters in music at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2015, researching solo piano techniques


Album Review

David Dower and Matt Fisher: The Frog, The Fish and The Whale

Read "The Frog, The Fish and The Whale" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The young London-based duo of pianist David Dower and percussionist Matt Fisher makes its debut with The Frog, The Fish & The Whale. It's a striking set of Dower's compositions (with arrangements by him), influenced by the duo's love of jazz, classical and contemporary musics. Additional musicians join the pair on three tracks, with vocalist Lauren Lucille coming in on “Big Balloons."By Dower and Fisher's own admission, this is ..."original music with a cheeky grin." Thankfully the cheekiness ...

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"Dower has lovingly formulated a vocabulary that goes well beyond imitation, making his playing instantly recognisable without sounding contrived or prosaic" London Blues & Soul Magazine December 2016

"Tasteful, textural & considered" - Julian Joseph (BBC 3 radio/UK jazz icon)

'Strong melodies, beautiful harmonies & rhythmic drive make for an impressive debut' - All About Jazz

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