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NYC metro area multi-instrumentalist, singer, and worship leader
I’m a professional multi-instrumentalist and church worker in the NYC metro area. I grew up in mid Jersey, and later moved north into Fairfield county CT, but still feel very connected to the New York metro region and NYC. I work in the area as a producer and multi-instrumentalist outside of my church role as a worship director for our team of 40 professional and volunteer musicians and technicians. It is the joy of my life serving at Trinity, and I am grateful to be able to still be plugged into the musical community around New York as a musician.
We have a production suite at Trinity that is a marriage of my recording gear and instruments with the church facilities, making our creative space a place to meet and work with the community through teaching, recording, and events.
Interested in lessons for yourself or someone you know? Please visit my teaching website at www.MusicianNYC.com
Dave Edwards has performed in a variety of venues from NYC’s CBGB's and Rockwood Music Halls to Birdland and Lincoln Center, from cruise ships to the White House and the U.N.
Dave has performed or recorded with some of the world’s finest musicians, including the American Boychoir, Smithsonian Chamber Players in Washington DC, jazz flutist Ali Ryerson, jazz singers Vivian Lord, Alexis Cole, & Roseanna Vitro. Jazz bassists and composers Rufus Reid and John Patitucci, jazz saxophonists Todd Williams, Ed Palermo, & Donny McCaslin, guitarists Oz Noy and Mike Stern, jazz violinist John Blake, Randy Brecker, and The String Trio of New York.
Disco and Roots Gospel artist Gloria Gaynor, The Ed Palermo (Frank Zappa) Big Band in NYC, songwriter/performer and/producer Bethany Joy Lenz, and Nick Jonas.
Christian artists Kathy Troccoli, Gary Chapman, & Wayne Watson.
Dave's drumming and/or bass playing is on a handful of sample packs for Big Fish Audio's Funk and Soul libraries and Vintage Big Band libraries, The Loops Project, Vegas libraries, and other music for film and tv.
Dave has been a featured worship leader for events hosting pastors John Ortberg, Luis Palau, Tim Keller, Rick Warren, N.T. Wright, Francis Chan, and John Piper. Dave has also written, arranged, and recorded music for tv. For over 20 years, Dave's main effort has been serving in his local church congregation as a worship & arts leader and enjoying his family at home. Over this time, he has equipped well over 120 musicians and technical artists in the pursuit of spiritually building up the church through worship arts and music ministry.
"Easily the most gifted multi instrumentalist I have ever heard. In addition to a remarkably rich and moving tenor voice, any band would be lucky to have him as their sole Drummer, Guitarist, Pianist or Bassist. To be able to play brilliantly on both a conceptual and technical level on four separate and demanding instruments and also play well on fiddle, dulcimer and other instruments is a marvel to behold." -Rob Mathes, producer (Sting / Springsteen / Lou Reed / Kid Rock / Yo-Yo Ma / Renee Flemming / Luciano Pavarotti)
"[Dave’s music is] an original fusion of musical styles ...an indigenous, modern New England/New York City vibe... Dave and his brilliant musical friends take us into His presence…what a gift.
Dave Edwards’s tracks