Saxophonist Dave Camwell is a distinguished, versatile and dynamic performer. Since 2008, he has released five CDs on the Innova and Teal Creek labels - Aeterna (2008), Bach-Centric (2010), Oasis Quartet (2011), Timescape (2013) and Sonoroso (2013). Each of these CDs has garnered considerable critical acclaim. As a jazz player, Camwell has performed at the festivals of Montreux, Brienz, Calgary, Edmonton, and Victoria. He is an active jazz performer and clinician throughout the Midwest.
In July, 2011, Camwell performed in Taiwan with the Xplorium! Ensemble, and has also performed with Orchestra Iowa, Des Moines Symphony, and the New York Central City Chorus. He has performed and led master classes at the colleges and universities of North Texas, Oregon, Southern Oregon, Stephen F. Austin, Illinois, Cincinnati (CCM), Colorado State, CU-Boulder, Wyoming, UNCG-Greensboro, UNCC-Charlotte, Iowa, Idaho (Moscow), Missouri (St. Louis), North Dakota State, Concordia (MN), Jamestown (ND), Western Carolina, Furman (SC), Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Millersville (PA), Graceland (IA), Northern Iowa and Manitoba (Canada).
He regularly attends the regional and national conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance and performed at the World Saxophone Congresses of Slovenia (2006), Thailand (2009), and Scotland (2012). In May, 2009, Camwell’s performance of works by J.S. Bach was twice featured on American Public Media’s nationally broadcast radio program, Performance Today.
Camwell has been a Yamaha Performing Artist since 2004, a Rico Artist since 2009, and currently serves as Associate Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at Simpson College, Indianola, IA. He has over twenty publications available through Jeanne and Dorn Publications, as well as UNC Jazz Press. His transcriptions have been performed throughout the world. Camwell has received degrees from the University of Calgary, the University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Oregon.