Dave Kardas
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Dave Kardas

Milford, Connecticut, United States | SELF

Milford, Connecticut, United States | SELF
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DAVE KARDAS BAND, “Fire and Ice”
While the larger lot of instrumental jazz is a nice enough background complement to conversation or Sunday brunch, the classical guitar work commandeered by Connecticut-based Dave Kardas is intricately conceived—with obvious consideration to sharing the microphone with his accompanists: Steve Clarke on bass, Dean Yalanis on drums and Pat Marafiote on keyboards. Second disc “Fire and Ice,” recorded at Carriage Hill Studios in Stamford, is truly an ensemble effort, and while some of the songs run long for a studio project, the play-off between parts wholly draws the listener to the speakers. As a trained classical and jazz guitarist since age 12 who studied at Hartt School of Music, Kardas obviously knows his instrument as well as any vocalist knows their chops. In tracks like “Blues Tonight,” he teases and dares with playful precision; on “Paradox,” his guitar chatters away like a caffeine jolt (alongside some awfully groovy keyboards); and on “Lady Honey,” Kardas gets downright randy with the sensual bluesy arrangement. A nice collection for aficionados, and a must-have for fans of the Dave Kardas Band’s regional live shows.

Jeffrey Henckels
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Tue Oct 28, 2008
New Haven Advocate

Stuck in a Corner With...Dave Kardas

Audio Extra: Listen to "Paradox," by Dave Kardas. Age: 41. Band: Dave Kardas Band .


Related Topix: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pop/Rock, Progressive-Rock, Yes, Jazz

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Discography

Clouds (Single) 2012

Blues Tonight (Single) 2012

Fire and Ice 2010

Beginnings 2008

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From New York City to Austin Texas, the Dave Kardas Band has kept audiences dancing in the aisles and rocking from the rafters. Infused with the fusion and blessed with the blues, blazing bassist Brian Buster and drumming jam master Justin Ottaviano stoke the fire while the soulful vocals of Shane Coverdale soar above the clouds. Front man Dave Kardas’ guitar work is an amalgam of rock, R&B, jazz and country. Steeped deep in the tradition, his studies with jazz wizards Sal Salvatore and Larry Coryell, as well as jazz giant Jackie McLean at The Hartt School of Music, have provided a strong musical foundation, where now towers have been built.

The airwaves have been buzzin’ with the sweet sounds off Fire and Ice, DKB’s latest CD release, as well as the band’s guest appearance on New Haven’s Channel 8 ABC news. Through spreading the muse, word has spread, including a featured write-up in Billboard magazine. Stay tuned for up-coming tour dates and new CD release.