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David Schumacher


David Schumacher is a composer and saxophonist who began his schooling with Branford Marsalis and Andrew Speight at Michigan State University. While there he worked with Charles Ruggiero and Mark Sullivan to complete a BM in Composition/Theory in 1997. Following that he spent two years studying composition with Bob Brookmeyer at the New England Conservatory of Music earning a MM in Jazz Studies-Composition (with distinction in performance). Along the way Schumacher has also studied with jazz greats George Russell, Jerry Bergonzi, Rodney Whitaker, and Marcus Belgrave. David has been a member of the BMI Jazz Composers' Workshop led by Jim McNeely and Mike Abene, and is currently co-leader of Sound Assembly (www.soundassembly.net) in New York City


Edge of the Mind

Label: Beauport Jazz
Released: 2009

Article: Album Review

Sound Assembly: Edge of the Mind

Read "Edge of the Mind" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Questa bigband di diciassette elementi contribuisce a tenere magicamente in vita la tradizione delle bigband americane (che sta purtroppo evaporando per ragioni di budget) e lo fa con un approccio fresco, originale e raffinato. Il linguaggio utilizzato è molto attento alle più recenti evoluzioni delle tecniche armoniche e ritmiche, ma sa superare gli inevitabili tecnicismi per ...


Endangered Species

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Too Tonal! Free! Dumb?; Henry


Article: Album Review

David Schumacher: Endangered Species

Read "Endangered Species" reviewed by Jim Santella

As the spice of life, variety plays a major role in David Schumacher's Summit debut. The baritone saxophonist enjoys a hearty organ combo ambience, along with tracks dedicated to Latin jazz, blues, straight-ahead jazz, and even a little hip-hop. His organ combos give the session a contemporary spirit that flows from tradition and remains timeless today.


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