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David Schiff

Dave Schiff, a 20 year veteran of the Navy Band Jazz Ensemble “The Commodores”, is a powerful and versatile woodwind jazz instrumentalist who has traveled the world working with top entertainers and jazz legends such as Thad Jones, Mel Lewis Orchestra, Don Menza, and Dizzy Gillespie. Smooth jazz, straight ahead, funk... you name it... Dave can play it. His expertise on all woodwinds has given him the opportunity to back great acts all over the country, including performers such as Barry Manilow, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Jr., Natalie Cole, and many more. When Dave is not on tour, he usually finds himself in the Theatres in the Philadelphia area playing Broadway shows. Dave performs extensively in jazz festivals and is an active clinician, working with young musicians in high schools and colleges