Pianist, composer and educator Dave Meder is becoming one of the prominent artists of his generation, known for a panoramic, genre-bending approach that has earned him slots in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition and the American Pianists Awards.
He has been described as “inventing his music freely, bringing honky-tonk, swing, blues, rock-and-roll — in other words a vibrant hybrid of the whole American spectrum — to bear…”All About Jazz
He has performed in some of New York’s most hallowed rooms, including several headlining stands at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and internationally at the Tokyo Jazz Festival, Torino Jazz Festival, and others. In 2013, Meder won the esteemed Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. His latest album, Passage, is a dynamically interactive trio outing boasting appearances by the generation-defining saxophonists Chris Potter and Miguel Zenón.
Meder is also a skilled composer-arranger, having earned an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, the FirstMusic Commission of the New York Youth Symphony, and a slot in the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop. As the Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of North Texas, he is currently the youngest instructor employed in one of the nation’s most renowned music programs.
Dave Meder is a Yamaha Artist.
Joining him on the bandstand will be an all-star lineup of Seattle musicians: legendary tap dancer, woodwind and brass instrumentalist Alex Dugdale, and the 200 Trio, comprised of guitarist Cole Schuster, bassist Greg Feingold and drummer Max Holmberg. Collectively, these musicians have been nominated for a total of 9 Earshot Golden Ear Awards in the past four years, including Alex winning Emerging Artist in 2016.
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