Norman David

Norman David is an accomplished composer/arranger, saxophonist and clarinetist who has been a part of the Boston and Philadelphia music scene for many years. He has been a leader and sideman at many clubs, theatres, festivals, and events in the U.S., Canada and Europe over many years. His jazz compositions have been recorded and/or played by George Garzone and Dick Oatts. He also appeared with John Fedchock, John Swana and Seamus Blake. Terell Stafford, Terell Stafford and Jon Gordon. Gary Smulyan. Scott Robinson, Greg Hopkins and Tom Lawton. John Hebert, Tim Horner and other all-star groups. His jazz compositions have been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the American Composers Forum. His music has been performed by Alea III and The Network For New Music. Side One Jazz is a Philadelphia-based company that presents, documents, and promotes innovative, cutting-edge instrumental jazz music. David is also the president and founder of the Side One Jazz. David’s text book Jazz Arranging (Scarecrow Press) continues to be popular and is being used for course work at many universities and colleges. The Ella Fitzgerald Companion (Praeger Publishers), his latest book, is receiving consistently positive reviews. It examines the artistry and development of this great American singer and is available in hundreds of public and academic libraries across the U.S. Norman David received a Doctor of Musical Arts (Composition) from Temple University. He also earned a Master of Music (Composition) from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University. He also completed advanced studies at Berklee College of Music in arranging and the saxophone. He is currently Artist-in Residence at Temple University, where he teaches Theory and Arranging and directs ensembles. Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of the Arts, where he teaches Composition, Orchestration, Arranging and Jazz Masters, and also directs ensembles. He previously taught at Berklee College of Music and Colby College in Franklin.

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