David DeJesus

About David

HeadshotSaxophonist David DeJesus has been on the New York City Jazz scene since the late 90’s and has established himself as a key player in numerous bands in various genres. In Jazz, David has performed with the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Mingus Big Band, the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars, and Jimmy Heath’s Big Band along with many others. In Latin Jazz and Salsa, David has shared the stage with Ruben Blades, Larry Harlow, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Tito Rodriguez Jr. Currently, David is a member of the Grammy Award winning Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Grammy nominated Bobby Sanabria Big Band, and the Legendary Ron Carter’s Great Big Band. On top of his busy performing career, David has long been involved in education and is currently a proud professor at Purchase College just outside of the city.Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 11.58.39 PM

Having been a sideman for years, David is just now starting to head his own projects and is currently working on his debut album. Check back often to this website for updates on this project and more information on how to see David perform live. 2015 is sure to be a great year for this rising star and we hope to share every highlight with you.

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Ron Carter

Legendary Bassist and Composer

 

I am very happy to add David DeJesus to my list of alto saxophonists that I have enjoyed making music with.”

 

 

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Bobby Porcelli

Master Alto Saxophonist and Latin Jazz Legend

 

David DeJesus is one of the sharpest, smartest, most ‘on the ball’ musicians that I have ever played with.”

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Todd Coolman

Esteemed Bassist, Author, and Jazz Educator

 

David DeJesus is a masterful saxophonist creating a new and welcome voice in creative music and is sure to be a rising star on the New York Jazz scene.”

 

 

See David

Upcoming Events

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  • Sun
    13
    Mar
    2016

    w/ Robin Eubanks Massline Big Band

    TBD

    Oberlin College and Conservatory

    Oberlin, OH


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  • Sat
    21
    May
    2016

    w/ Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

    8:00pm

    The Apollo Theater

    New York, NY


    The spirit will move you, literally, in this exploration of the deep connection between jazz and spiritual traditions. This concert features two works from Grammy Award-winning composer Arturo O’Farrill and featuring the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.  A Still Small Voice is a hybrid of classical jazz and Afro Latin elements, focused on the idea of a conscience, a voice inside of us that knows right from wrong. The Apollo Theater is pleased to be commissioning a new work to be penned by O’Farrill, entitled The Cornel West Concerto which will set  text by the virtuosic speaker, scholar and activist, Dr. Cornell West to Afro Latin Jazz orchestration.  Steeped deeply in the faith and in the oratory of great preachers, Dr. West’s clarion call for social justice rings loud and clear in  the style and improvisatory genius of a great jazz musician.Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 9.55.11 AM

Get in touch with David

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  • Phone: 917-359-8606

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to setup performances, lessons or master classes.

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