Dave Davies


   Dave Davies is a talented multi-instrumentalist, singer, arranger, songwriter and teacher from Ithaca, NY.  His work in a multitude of musical styles has brought him to venues all around the USA, Central America and Europe. At home on the trombone, guitar and upright and electric bass, you may also find him playing the tuba, ukelele or drums. He's been a solid member of the Northeast music scene for 25 years, playing with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Lindy Hop Heaven, Djug Django, The Clayfoot Strutters, Peggy Haine's Lowdown Alligators, The B Side, The Contradictions, The Gourmet Jug Band and leading the HotFoot Club. Dave has toured extensively as a swing and contra musician, and has been a staff member at Ashokan Fiddle and Dance for over 20 years.  He has a BA in music from SUNY Oswego, and studied with Bobby McFerrin at Omega Institute.  Dave was director of the CSMA Jazz Ensemble for 4 years, and gives classes and workshops in vocal and instrumental improvisation, music theory, arranging and leads ensembles of many varieties.


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    Dave is a skilled tradesman, working in this field for over 25 years.  He has worked as a custom woodworker, builder, remodeler and draftsman, and was a project manager at the Cornell University Library.  Currently he co-owns a business, Campbell and Davies LLC, performing home inspections in Ithaca and the surrounding area.



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