David Binney Biography

Acclaimed as a considerable andhighly individual compositionaltalent, saxophonist David Binneyis one of the most prolific youngjazz musicians on the scene today.Winning praise from critics andcolleagues alike, David was recentlysingled out by Jazz Times as oneof a handful of "young playerswho have created an alternativejazzscene... all of whom are playingadventurous, original music." Known for his performances withsuch prestigious groups as thebig bands of Gil Evans and MariaSchneider, as well as with JimHall, Bobby Previte and the CecilMcBee quintet. David was alsoa co-founder of the hard-edgedquintet "Lost Tribe" and theopen-form collective quartet"LanXang." With these groupsand on his own, he has recordeda dozen albums as leaderor co-leader. David was born in Miami, Floridaand raised in Southern California.His love of jazz dates back to hischildhood, when the music ofColtrane, Miles, Bobby Hutcherson,Wayne Shorter and many otherswas introduced to him by hisparents [along with that of MiltonNascimento, Jimi Hendrix andSlyStone, of course]. He began to study the saxophoneand at the age of 19 moved toNew York City to play gigs andto study with Phil Woods, DavidLiebman and George Coleman. In 1989 David was awarded agrant from the National Endowmentfor the Arts to record his firstalbum. "Point Game", which wasreleased on the French label OwlRecords, featuring Marvin "Smitty"Smith, Edward Simon, AdamRogers and Lonnie Plaxico. Since then, David's distinctivesaxophone sound and innovativecompositions have been heardfrom basement clubs in New Yorkto jazz festivals in Europe. Inaddition to David's extensivework as a leader, he has beensought after as a sideman, appearingon record with Medeski, Martin& Wood and Uri Caine's MahlerProject. David has also appearedon stage with Aretha Franklin, atCarnegie Hall, and with MaceoParker, to name a few. He hasproduced all of his own albums,in addition to two of the LostTribe releases. David started hisrecord label, Mythology Records,in 1998. Book David Binney for shows and concerts at Heavy Rotation booking agency. Worldwide Bookings with HR Booking. David Binney Booking, Book David Binney. Book artists like David Binney, David Binney booking agent, contact David Binney email, David Binney manager, David Binney management for concerts, bookings, biography, pictures, videos. David Binney may be available for your club shows, private party, festivals or other events.