17 Facts About Dave Liebman


David Liebman was born on September 4,1946 and is an American saxophonist, flautist and jazz educator.


Dave Liebman is known for his innovative lines and use of atonality.


Dave Liebman was a frequent collaborator with pianist Richie Beirach.


David Dave Liebman was born in 1946 into a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York.


Dave Liebman began classical piano lessons at the age of nine and saxophone by twelve.


In 1977, Dave Liebman toured the world with pianist Chick Corea, followed up the next year by the formation of the David Dave Liebman Quintet with John Scofield, Kenny Kirkland and Terumasa Hino as featured sidemen.


Dave Liebman has consistently placed among the top finalists in the Down Beat Critic's and Reader's Polls since 1973 in the Soprano Saxophone category and on occasion, flute.

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Dave Liebman has published material on a variety of subjects including instructional DVDs.


Dave Liebman has published chamber music and over the years has contributed regularly to various periodicals, such as the Saxophone Journal and the International Association of Jazz Educators Journal.


Dave Liebman is the author of several milestone books: Self Portrait of a Jazz Artist, Jazz Connections: Miles Davis and David Liebman, A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody, and Developing a Personal Saxophone Sound.


Dave Liebman's teaching activities at universities and in clinic settings have taken him literally around the world as a result of his varied musical directions and expertise on several instruments, along with an ability to articulate the intricacies of the jazz language, aesthetic and technique.


Dave Liebman presently serves as the Artistic Director of the IASJ.


Dave Liebman scored music for the JazzEx Ballet Company in the Netherlands in the early 1990s and Ocean of Light for Katrina and the tsunami tragedies in 2006.


Dave Liebman recorded extensively for Double-Time Records during the 1990s.


Dave Liebman is married to oboist and composer Caris Visentin Dave Liebman since 1987.


Dave Liebman's only daughter, Lydia Liebman, is a noted jazz publicist.


Dave Liebman is an incredibly prolific artist, with over 250 albums as a leader.