Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dave Barduhn class 1972

Dave teaches at Mt. Hood Community College. As a performer Dave has played piano with Mark Murphy, Diane Shuur, Diane Reeves, Ernie Andrews and several Stan Kenton Alumni Bands. He is better known for his jazz arranging for Stan Kenton, Bud Shank, Bobby Shew, Richie Cole, The Four Freshmen, and especially Hal Leonard, Warner Brothers, Sound Music Publications, and Jenson Publications. His groups have performed at many IAJE and ACDA national conventions, MENC, and ACDA regional conventions. As director of the pioneering vocal jazz group Genesis, Dave and his students have won many awards from Downbeat magazine, the IAJE Journal, and most of the more prestigious jazz festivals in the West. Dave is now on parole after serving a 20-year sentence with the Frank DeMiero Jazz Camp and is now a founding staff member of the new Soundsation Jazz camp. He is currently serving as department chairman for both the theater and music departments at MHCC. In March of 2006, Dave performed the role of Tevye in the MHCC production of “Fiddler On The Roof.” When he has the time, Dave is also considered a master brewer of wheat ales and French/Alsatian ales, don’cha know.

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