Dave Schiff
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Dave Schiff

Lewes, Delaware, United States | SELF

Lewes, Delaware, United States | SELF
Band Jazz Funk


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Albums: Uninhibited (2013)
Schiff Brothers - Express (2011)
First Time In

Albums appeared on: Bill Potts Big Band 555 Feet High; Frank Sinatra Jr. Live in D.C; Lana Lane Winter Sessions; Commodores Straight Ahead.

Conductor For: Diane Schuur-(Live at Fords Theatre)

Film credits: Family Values (A Pat Duncan Production)



Dave Schiff is a powerful and versatile woodwind jazz instrumentalist who has traveled the world working with top entertainers and jazz legends such as Thad Jones, Mel Lewis Orchestra, Don Menza, and Dizzy Gillespie.

Smooth jazz, straight ahead, funk... you name it... Dave can play it. Dave's deep mastery of so many instruments allows him to create infinite moods.

His expertise on all woodwinds has given him the opportunity to back great acts all over the country, including performers such as Barry Manilow, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Jr., Natalie Cole, and many more. When Dave is not on tour, he usually finds himself in the Theatres in the Philadelphia area playing Broadway shows.

Dave, a veteran of the Navy Band Jazz Ensemble “The Commodores”, performs extensively in jazz festivals and is an active clinician, working with young musicians in high schools and colleges. His passion for working with young people is credited to his father, Hal Schiff, who had a profound influence on many young musicians while an educator and district coordinator of music in the Brandywine School District in Delaware.

Throughout Dave's Career he has had the opportunity to study under jazz greats such as Pepper Adams, Don Menza, Boysie Lowrey (composition), Sir Roland Hannah.

Tours with: Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensamble; Glenn Miller Orchestra; Jimmy Dorsey; Warren Covington (via Tommy Dorsey); Terry Gibbs Dream Band; Bill Potts Big Band-Hoagy Carmichel Memory tour.

Frank Sinatra Jr. Mel Torme Sara Vaughn Diane Schuur
Joe Williams The Temptations The Four Tops The Spinners
Tony Bennett Thad Jones Dizzy Gillespie Don Menza
Pete Christlieb Natalie Cole Frankie Avalon Bobby Rydell
Barry Manilow Lou Rawls Gladys Knight Ray Charles
Bill Watrous Clark Terry Eric Norlander Don Schiff
Lana Lane Connie Francis Phil Woods Aretha Franklin
President Bill Clinton Mel Lewis jazz Orchestra

Dave's equipment includes: CannonBall Tenor sax, Selmer MK VI Tenor Sax. Selmer Super Action 80 Alto Sax, Martin Bari Sax, King Soprano Sax. Selmer 10G Clarinet. Buffett Bass Clarinet. Kurt Gemeinhardt Flute. Gemeinhardt Piccolo. Sonare Alto Flute.