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

Upcoming | Archive: 2016 2015 2014 2013
  • Sun
    24
    Jul
    2016

    with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

    9:00pm

    Birdland Jazz Club

    New York, NY


    The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O’Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. For more information about the orchestra and other ALJA initiatives, please visit us at www.afrolatinjazz.org

  • Fri
    29
    Jul
    2016

    David DeJesus and Drive

    9:00pm

    9th Note Jazz Club

    Stamford, CT


    Come out and celebrate the CD release of David DeJesus’ debut album – DRIVE!!! Featuring stellar sidemen Alex Brown on Piano, Luques Curtis on Bass, E.J. Strickland on Drums, and Tristen Napoli on Trumpet, David and the band are ready to premier their exciting new compositions and arrangements. This will be an energy packed performance you sure don’t want to miss!

  • Sun
    31
    Jul
    2016

    with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

    9:00pm

    Birdland Jazz Club

    New York, NY


    The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O’Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. For more information about the orchestra and other ALJA initiatives, please visit us at www.afrolatinjazz.org

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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