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Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo Moods: Featuring Guitar Moods: Instrumental Latin: Brazilian Jazz Jazz: Mainstream Jazz

By Location
United States - Illinois

Links
Band website

Dave Ness Trio

David Ness, B.M. Northern Illinois University; M.M. Northwestern University, is a freelance musician in the Chicago area. Currently, Dave teaches at the College of Lake County. He previously was the director of jazz studies at Carthage College. In the past, he has taught jazz courses at Northwestern University and was the guitar instructor at Judson College. Dave is a sought-after clinician, having taught and presented clinics at many schools in the Illinois and Wisconsin area. Dave is featured on recordings on Southport Records and has arranged music for Danilo Perez, pianist; Shirley King, blues singer and daughter of B.B. King; and Judy Roberts, pianist and vocalist. One of his arrangements can be heard on Shirley King's album "Daughter of the Blues." His arrangements have also included three big band arrangements for Tom Tallman's jazz ensemble at the College of DuPage. His article on guitarist Freddie Green can be found in the November 1999 edition of the International Association of Jazz Educators Journal. He regularly can be found performing in the Chicago area in classical, latin, and jazz groups. Dave released his debut recording "Sketches" by the Dave Ness Trio in 2009. It consists of all original compositions by Dave.