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Dave Pietro Quartet

November 12, 2022 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

$25.00 – $45.00

Dave Pietro Quartet

The Side Door Jazz Club

at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Sat, November 12
8:30PM / $25 – $45
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Dave Pietro

Dave Pietro – alto sax

Gary Versace – piano

Johannes Weidenmueller – bass

Kendrick Scott – drums


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 indemand 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. He has also studied East Indian music and performed with various groups led by Indian tablist Sandip Burman. Dave has released nine albums as a leader and his latest CD Hypersphere (ArtistShare-2020) features Alex Sipiagin, Gary Versace, Johannes Weidenmueller and Johnathan Blake, with guests Ryan Keberle and Rogerio Boccato. With it “Pietro has emerged as a leader of importance” says Thomas Conrad of Stereophile. His release New Road: Iowa Memoirs (ArtistShare-2017) was called “a carefully measured balance between structure and spontaneity, filled with inspirational performances by a top-flight ensemble” by Mark Holston of Jazziz magazine. Embrace: Impressions of Brazil (A Records-2004), featuring a host of musicians including Helio Alves and Duduka DaFonseca was considered “a triumph…one of the most satisfying Brazilian jazz mixes since the first bossa nova tsunami” by Judith Schlesinger of AllAboutJazz. Standard Wonder: The Music of Stevie Wonder, (A Records), featuring Scott Wendholt, Pete McGuinness, David Berkman, Scott Colley and Brain Blade was voted one of the top 10 jazz CD’s of 2001 by Bob Blumenthal of the Boston Globe and Bill Milkowski of Jazz Times. His first two releases featured the rhythm section of Kenny Werner, Dave Holland and Bill Stewart. Dave also coleads an international quartet “The New York-Tokyo Connection” (NYTC) with pianist Jonathan Katz. Their third Precious (Seven Steps) was released in 2014. In 2005 and 2007 Dave received grants from Chamber Music America’s New Works Programs to compose and perform his new extended work “The Chakra Suite” (Challenge-2008). Featuring Gary Versace, Rez Abbasi, Todd Isler, Johannes Weidenmueller and Adam Cruz it was voted one of the top CD’s of 2008 by All About Jazz . Pietro received a bachelor’s degree in music education from North Texas State University where he toured and recorded four albums with the school’s One O’Clock Lab Band. 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.

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Sat, November 12

8:30PM / $25 – $45 Get Tickets


November 12, 2022
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$25.00 – $45.00
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The Side Door Jazz Club
85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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