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David Schnitter

David Schnitter is an American jazz tenor saxophonist.

Schnitter played clarinet as a youth and switched to tenor sax at age 15. After moving to New York City he played with Ted Dunbar and then became a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers from 1974 to 1979. He played with Freddie Hubbard from 1979 to 1981 and also worked with Frank Foster, Charles Earland, and Groove Holmes. He recorded for Muse Records from 1976 to 1981. Schnitter has been currently performing regularly at Smalls Jazz Club and Fat Cat in Manhattan, as well as touring in Europe. He has been on faculty at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music since 1994.


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The Spirit of Things

CIMP Records
2008

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Penpals

Munich Records
2004

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Dave Schnitter: Sketch

Sunnyside Records
2004

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Penpals

Cristal Records
2003

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Glowing

Cristal Records
1981

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Thundering

Cristal Records
1979

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Freeway

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