Dave Gross

Dave Gross

 Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA
BandBluesJazz

Blues Music Awards Nominee - At only 26, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer Dave Gross leads a band of some of the finest players in the US, playing a hybrid music form combining blues from the 40’s and 50’s with swing from the 30’s and 40’s. Dave can be heard on over 300 radio stations.

Biography

2007 Blues Music Awards Nominee for "Best New Artist Debut" and 2009 Blues Blast Music Awards nominee (Sean Costello Rising Star Award) - At only 26, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer Dave Gross is an artist reminiscent of some of the finest and most respected musicians in the history of roots music. His awe-inspiring talents bring to mind those of legendary, time-honored musicians.
Dave is a multi-instrumentalist and true creative and innovative force within the music world, whose deep-seated passion and respect for the original blues and jazz masters bring new life to the music scene and prove him to be an absolute standout among his peers.
With musical roots that branch out in seemingly countless directions, Dave's talent has been described as being "so amazing, it's scary." He is a world-class guitarist who moves with a natural and seamless ease from Chicago blues to West coast swing to traditional jazz and beyond. These confluences of styles are performed by this young master with complete and irrefutable reverence for those who came before him, yet all the while sustain a fresh appeal.
Dave's ever-evolving voice is rich, powerful and expressive, while still remaining completely honest and soulful. As a songwriter, Dave's intriguing melodies surround mature, heartfelt lyrics that belie his age and are decorated with beauty and taste by his creative and innovative guitar playing.
As a performer, and always a tough act to follow, Dave has an electrifying presence and infectious personality that continues to garner an increasing fan base for this young veteran. Dave's audiences never cease to be spellbound and amazed by his mind-boggling virtuosity. Critics and fans alike agree that this inventive, almost scarily-talented 26 year-old could legitimately be one of the top players in the country.
Despite his age, Dave has already shared stages or recorded with such renowned blues and jazz artists as Hubert Sumlin, Duke Robillard, Bob Margolin, Nappy Brown, Les Paul, Roomful of Blues, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Popa Chubby, The Tommy Castro Band, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Debbie Davies, Bettye LaVette, Mark Hummel, David Maxwell, Nick Moss, Mike Zito, Junior Watson, Sax Gordon, Arthur Neilson, Monster Mike Welch, Willie Kent, Jason Ricci, Mookie Brill, Scott Robinson, John-Erik Kelso, Matt Munisteri, Dona Oxford, Big Ed Sullivan, Dennis Gruenling, Doug James, Jimi Bott, Bill Stuve, Christine Santelli, Dan Block, Stephene Wrembel, Evan Christopher, Nick Parrott, among many other notable artisits.
In between his rigorous touring schedule, Dave is a respected producer and arranger who stays busy in the studio producing other artists of various styles.

Discography

"You Don't Love Me" - Independent (2004)

"Take the Gamble" - SwingNation Records/VizzTone Label Group (2006/2007)

"Crawling the Walls" - SwingNation Records/ VizzTone Label Group (2008)

Set List

Sets vary in number and duration. Set list incorporates covers and originals in the genres of blues, swing and jazz. List varies by gig and incorporates an eclectic mix of work by musicians as diverse as T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Django Reinhardt, Gatemouth Brown, Elmore James, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Benny Goodman, Howlin' Wolf, Bobby Bland and many, many others.