David Larsen

David Larsen

Instrument: Saxophone, baritone | Location: Spokane

David Larsen plays his originals in his own voice, displays plenty of fresh and inventive ideas, and shows that he has the potential to become one of the top baritone-saxophonists in modern jazz.
—Scott Yanow, jazz journalist/historian

Updated: February 26, 2021

Born: November, 1980

David Larsen is a composer, saxophonist and educator. He has worked with a variety of artists including Ken Peplowski, Francisco Torres, Dave Glenn, Ron Vincent, Bill Mays, Dean Johnson, and the internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Halie Loren. He is featured on Halie Loren's album Butterfly Blue (2015). In 2018 and 2019, David’s compositions Applied Physics and Bright Days won Editor’s Choice from JW Pepper Inc. These compostions and other are availbe from Dapper Page Music. His music has been performed by a wide variety of groups around the U.S. and the United Kingdom. David has also presented at the Jazz educators Network National Conference and multiple North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences.. He is currently the Director of Instrumental Studies at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Washington.


Applied Physics won Editor's Choice from JW Pepper 2018 Bright Days won Editor's Choice from JW Pepper 2019


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Primary Instrument

Saxophone, baritone



Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


David Larsen is the instrumental music director at Spokane Falls Community College. In addition to running large ensembles, David is an accomplished saxophonist and composer. David teaches lessons at the college as well as for students seeking to improve their skills on saxophone or as a composer and arranger. Skype lessons are okay.

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David Larsen is an active adjudicator and clinician

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From: New Normal
By David Larsen

David Larsen Albums