Jazz saxophonist and composer Dave Le Febvre (pronounced "Le Fay") has performed throughout California, Europe and Japan for the past 25 years, appearing at many local jazz festivals such as the Concord Jazz Festival, Berkeley Jazz Festival, Napa Valley Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, Concerts at the Museum (Los Angeles) and as a headliner at the Fete de la musique in Auxerre, France. Dave performs on soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, and also on flute, clarinet, piccolo and wind synthesizer.
Dave Le Febvre has composed and arranged over fifty original compositions for big band and more than two hundred compositions and arrangements for small ensembles. His works have been performed by Freddie Hubbard, Richie Cole and many others in jazz festivals throughout the world. His experience with groups like The Don Piestrup Big Band and The Don Ellis Orchestra early in his career helped to inspire a creative and ever-evolving approach toward jazz exploration. Whether his music is labeled "fusion" or "straight-ahead", it is always based on a melodic and intensely rich harmonic concept.
Dave's new CD release, "Robo-Bop", features original straight-ahead and Latin jazz compositions performed by his quintet. Dave performs on soprano and tenor saxophones with John R. Burr on piano, Brian Pardo on guitar, John Shifflett on bass and Alan Hall on drums. Pianist Billy Childs also makes a special guest appearance on this recording.