"The results of (his playing) are a testament to his ability to listen and adapt his concept of time from player to player.” Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times
There is no doubt that Winnipeg born bassist and composer, Dave Young possesses artistic soul, and musical skill in abundance. His exceptional career has made him a much sought-after jazz bassist who regularly performs internationally with an array of jazz (and classical) luminaries, as well as with his own performing units. In recognition of his remarkable career in jazz, Dave Young was honoured at “The 2003 National Jazz Awards” as “Jazz Bassist of the Year”. The award was richly deserved, and is a tribute to Dave’s chops, highly developed musical sensibility, versatility and life-long commitment to Jazz and Jazz Education.
Equally comfortable with symphonic work and acoustic jazz, Dave is a multiple threat. As a jazz artist, he is a chameleon-like bassist, who often shines brightest in collaborative efforts with other musicians. Because of his technical skill (no doubt a direct result of his extensive classical disciplines) Dave regularly brings jazz bass playing to a new level. Few bassists (jazz or otherwise) are able to dig in, swing hard and still render a lyrical and beautiful arco solo.
Friday July 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Waterloo Public Square Stage