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David Friesen

David Friesen

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  • Thu 22 Oct ’15, 7:30pm – 9:20pm


Founders Heritage Park, 87 Atawhai Dr, Nelson


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $45.00
  • Groups of 6+: $40.00
  • Under 19: $25.00


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Listed by jazz educators on a recent Jazz Bass Survey as one of the 24 most influential bassists in the history of jazz.

A true jazz legend, David Friesen’s music ranges from hard bop to mood music that borders on spiritual new age, but on a higher emotional level. Anyone acquainted with David Friesen's exceptional music, quickly thinks of his creative universe; ocean-deep in his sensitivity to the human spirit. Friesen is compassionate and his music is founded on integrity and the pursuit of excellence.

He has recorded over 75 CDs as a leader/co-leader and has performed and/or recorded with many of the great names and legends of jazz including Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, Michael Brecker, Bud Shank, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Mal Waldron, Chick Corea, Milt Jackson, Slim Gaillard, John Scofield, Elvin Jones and many others.

All the music presented will be original compositions by David Friesen.

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