Dave Panico - "The Soaring Saxman"
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Dave Panico - "The Soaring Saxman"


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"The Soaring Saxman"

A smooth jazz, funk sound flavored with spices of life. Dave Panico, with saxophone in hand, will move you with a delectable combination of vibrations traveling through the air. Once the first note is played, there is no denying the energy that permeates the room. Dave Panico takes your senses to a new realm. A distinctive quality comes from his music and reaches down to the very core of your soul.

Influenced by jazz greats, Benny Goodman, Pete Fountain, Big Band sounds of the 1940's like Tommy Dorsey, along with current influences Warren Hill, Dave Koz, Richard Elliot, to name just a few, Dave Panico was left with a deep impression of this genre at a very young age. Picking up the Saxophone in high school and never putting it down again. Adding clarinet and flute to his instrument ensemble, he began to play out in various bands and laid down recordings in the Chicago area. While living in this area, Dave Panico was honored to have a seat in the orchestra and studio band of Willow Creek Community Church. It was here that Dave Panico took his love of ministering and combined it with his passion for music. "Dave Panico was a talented, enthusiastic, and treasured soloist and member of the horn section team at Willow Creek. He always brought his very best as a musician to any situation, along with a true servant's heart for the Church and God's Kingdom.", states John Carlson, Music Director, Willow Creek. Taking that passion to the road, Dave has played in many venues to include various coffeehouses, churches, outdoor festivals and in the media of television and radio.

Currently residing in Kansas City, MO, Dave Panico, along with his wife and three children, continues to "woo" the audiences with his fine instrument of brass. Having received Instrumental Artist of the Year Award at the 2007 Kansas City Christian Music Awards, along with receiving a nomination for the acclaimed Instrumental Artist of the Year Award in 2008 from IndieHeaven-Momentum Awards, Nashville, TN, Dave Panico is making a "sound" for himself. CCM magazine recognized the talents of Dave Panico and asked for his expertise with a unique article having him iterate about particular brand instruments that allow his sound to come out "smoothly".

With a gift of engaging the audience and a vibe that is purely contagious, Dave Panico releases each of his performances early on to allow the Lord work through them. "I love to let the Holy Spirit take control while I play." states Dave. His live performances include the talents of many other musicians, which create a design consisting of an extensive range of styles. This mixture is one that relates to all age groups.

Dave Panico's New Smooth Jazz CD "JoyRid'N" is now available to the public at large. So if you are needing a night out on the town, want music or live entertainment for that special party or function, or just want to spin the smooth jazz from Dave Panico's current cd, Joy Rid'N, please view the music, tour and booking section of the website. His music and heart will take you to places you've never been, whether in person or in the comfort of your own home. Dave Panico's hope is to share his gifts with you soon!