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Dave Baron, Jazz Bass

Originally from Simsbury, Connecticut, bassist David Baron has performed or recorded with numerous jazz greats including Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Cobb, Eric Reed, Benny Green, Jimmy Greene, Wycliffe Gordon, Walt Weiskopf, Carl Allen, Geoff Keezer, Bill Evans (saxophonist), Carla Cook, Curtis Fuller, Ron Blake, and many others.

In 2009, Baron was selected as one of fifteen semi-finalists from around the world for the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition, one of the most prestigious jazz competitions in the world. As part of the competition, he performed at Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History with drummer Carl
Allen and pianist Geoff Keezer. In 2011, Baron won second place for the International Society of Bassists’ Scott LaFaro Jazz Competition. During the summer of 2009, Baron was given the opportunity to tour Russia with vocalist Carla Cook and saxophonist Bill Evans. Tour stops included Moscow, Krasnodar, and Irkutsk. Most recently, he
performed with Herbie Hancock at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as part of a concert held for the 75th birthday concert of Ron Carter.

Baron has not only proven himself as an accomplished performer, but also an inspiring educator. David currently is a faculty member of the Harlem School of the Arts where he teaches jazz ensembles and bass students. David has taught jazz workshops at The Trinity College in Melbourne, Australia; Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, and has
presented masterclasses at numerous other institutions.

In 2011, Baron was selected to participate in Carnegie Hall’s Brad Mehldau Master Classes. Four piano trios from the New York area performed at Le Poisson Rouge.  David has studied with many great jazz artists including Ron Carter, Reuben Rogers, Ray Drummond, Ben Wolfe, Jimmy Greene, Jeff Campbell, Dariusz Terefenko, Harold
Danko, Bill Dobbins, and renowned classical bassist James VanDemark.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music, and a master’s degree in Jazz Performance from the Juilliard School. He currently resides in New York City.