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Canadian composer and trumpeter, Dr. David Lisik teaches jazz composition, arranging and theory at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington. Dave’s diverse portfolio of compositions and arrangements includes 250+ works for jazz orchestra, small jazz groups, wind ensemble, orchestra, electro-acoustic combinations, chamber groups, and instrumental and vocal soloists. His Dave Lisik Orchestra featuring Tim Hagans released a debut CD in early 2010 entitled Coming Through Slaughter inspired by the novel of the same name by Canadian author Michael Ondaatje, based on the legend of early jazz cornet player, Buddy Bolden. Dave’s music has been performed and/or recorded in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe by outstanding musicians including Tim Hagans, Donny McCaslin, Luis Bonilla, Matt Wilson, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Carl Allen, Kirk Whalum, the Ron Paley Big Band, the Memphis Jazz Orchestra, David Spencer, the Winnipeg Brass Quintet, UNI Faculty Brass Quintet, University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One, University of Memphis Jazz Orchestra and many university, high school and middle school concert and jazz groups. Before moving to New Zealand, Dr

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz Orchestra / Sammy Nestico-SWR Big Band / Gran Canaria Big Band

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Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz OrchestraJourney HomeTbone Records2011 Alan Broadbent and Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz Orchestra: a rendezvous that took many years to bring about and is clearly long overdue--but as the saying goes, better late than never (in this case, much better!). Broadbent, a Grammy-winning composer / arranger ...

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Stan Kenton Alumni Band / Dave Lisik Orchestra / New Zealand School of Music Big Band

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Stan Kenton Alumni Band Have Band Will Travel Summit Records 2010 There was a time (often referred to as “the good old days") when the phrase Have Band Will Travel would have been commonplace, as popular touring bands traversed the country on an almost daily basis to brave ...

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Duration: 6:45

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Bono In The Temple

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: Q School; Norman Park; Au Chien Qui Fume; Dinner at Phil

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Dave Lisik: Bono In The Temple

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On Bono in the Temple, Memphis-based trumpeter/composer Dave Lisik and his quintet of like-minded musicians deliver an enthralling set of original mainstream jazz; delightfully intricate compositions mixed with spirited, high-caliber improvising. Lisik, saxophonist Tom Link, pianist Amy Rempel, bassist Sam Shoup and drummer James Sexton are a tireless crew, creating a wash of abundant energy. Throughout ...


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