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David Detweiler


A superior post bop soloist, tenor saxophonist, composer, and educator David Detweiler is influenced by early John Coltrane and Michael Brecker but has a sound and style of his own within the mainstream of modern jazz.

David received the DMA degree from the Eastman School of Music in 2015 and the MM degree from Florida State University in 2010. He also studied at both the University of North Texas and William Paterson University, receiving the BM degree from William Paterson. His teachers include: Ramon Ricker, Charles Pillow, Bill Kennedy, Gary Smulyan, and Steve Wilson.

Currently Assistant Professor of Jazz Saxophone, David joined the faculty at Florida State University in 2016 after serving as Director of Jazz Studies at Nazareth College (Rochester, NY). He has performed at many of New York City’s premier live-music venues such as The Blue Note, Birdland, The Knitting Factory and The Iridium. His first record as a leader, New York Stories, featured Leon Anderson, Clarence Seay, Chris Pattishall, and Rick Lollar. His second record as a leader, The Dave Detweiler Trio was released in August 2015. Celebrating Bird with bassist Fumi Tomita was released September 2020 and The Astoria Suite was released in 2021.

David has performed and presented research at numerous conferences including the Jazz Education Network (JEN), the College Music Society (CMS), and the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA). David is a P Mauriat and Vandoren artist.

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