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WINNER OF 'JAZZ ARTIST' CATEGORY IN THE 2011 RIVERFRONT TIMES MUSIC AWARDS
Dave Black has worked with many artists from wide range of musical genres that includes Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, Bluegrass and Folk. He has worked with various notables including Richard 'Groove' Holmes, Bucky Pizzerelli, David Liebman, Fareed Haque, Little Anthony & The Imperials and The Drifters. Plus, Dave keeps himself busy working as a freelancer in the St. Louis area, performing and recording with many local artists..........In 1997 the St. Louis jazz quartet, BRILLIANT CORNERS of which Dave is a co-founder, released their CD 'Two Roads' (MaxJazz) which included some of Dave's own compositions. Then, in 2000 Dave released his own CD 'Alone & Together' (Wildstone Audio) which mainly showcases his skill as a SOLO GUITARIST..........Dave's latest release 'Destinations' (Wildstone Audio) released in 2006 featuring THE DAVE BLACK GROUP performing all original compositions of his ranging in style from Jazz, Funk, Fusion to Samba, Tango and even Celtic..........Along with the earlier mentioned projects, Dave has been keeping himself busy working with other artists around the area such as singer/songwriter JAVIER MENDOZA, vocalist/flutist MARGARET BIANCHETTA, jazz crooner JOE MANCUSO (voted best male vocalist in the RFT Polls - 2013), country-folk singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist RYAN SPEARMAN, violinist and St. Louis Symphony member ASAKO KUBOKI and jazz saxophonist PAUL DeMARINIS. Plus, Dave is a member of BRIDGE whcih is a chamber string quartet that performs in a broad range of styles including jazz, classical, brazilian, gypsy and tango..........Dave is also an adjunct professor at WEBSTER UNIVERSITY where he teaches Jazz Guitar, Jazz Ensemble and various music history courses.