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Dave Pietro Quintet in the Theater

December 15 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Dave Pietro returns to Birdland with a Quintet in the Theater on December 15!

A native of Southboro, Massachusetts, Dave Pietro has been on the New York music scene since 1987. His talents as a gifted saxophonist, composer, and educator have made him an in-demand musician who has performed at jazz clubs, jazz festivals, schools and concert halls in more than 30 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America.

Dave is a member of the Grammy Award-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra and the Grammy nominated groups – the Gil Evans Project and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society. From 1994-2016 he played lead alto saxophone and recorded seven CD’s with the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra. He has also toured, performed, and/or recorded with the bands of Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, The Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Michael Leonhart, John Fedchock, Mike Holober, Anita Brown, Pete McGuinness, Jim Widner, Chris Zuar and Arturo O’Farrill. Pietro has performed with many other well known musicians such as Paul Anka, Louis Bellson, Blood Sweat & Tears, David Bowie, Bobby Caldwell, Ray Charles, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Feinstein, Chaka Khan, Liza Minnelli, James Naughton and John Pizzarelli. Dave has also studied East Indian music and performed with various groups led by Indian tablist Sandip Burman. Dave has released 9 albums a leader. His latest CD “Hypersphere” (ArtistShare), which features Alex Sipiagin, Gary Versace, Johannes Weidenmueller and Johnathan Blake, with guests Ryan Keberle and Rogerio Boccato, was released in August 2020.

Pietro received a bachelor’s degree in music education from North Texas State University. He has a Master of Arts degree in jazz composition from New York University where he is currently the Director of Jazz Studies. Dave has given hundreds of workshops and concerts at schools around the world and is sponsored by D’Addario Woodwinds, the Conn-Selmer Instrument Company and R.S. Berkeley Musical Instruments.

Dave Pietro – Alto Saxophone

Michael Rodriguez – Trumpet

Gary Versace – Piano

Johannes Weidenmueller – Bass

Johnathan Blake – Drums


December 15
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm


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