UNLV BIG BAND w/ DAVE LOEB & BRUCE PAULSON
By virtue of location, UNLV Students get lots of opportunities to play with some of the greatest entertainers in the world - both on and off campus.
As a jazz pianist, Dave has worked with many renowned instrumental jazz artists including Freddie Hubbard, Tom Scott, Ray Brown, Paul Horn, Joe Farrell, Bill Watrous, Bobby Shew and Tom Harrell as well as with legendary jazz vocalists Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams and Anita O' Day. He has also played for various television specials including the Salt Lake City Olympics Opening Ceremony, The Emmy Awards and Comic Relief on HBO.
David orchestrated for several artists including George Benson, Doc Severinsen and for Miriam Makeba's performance with The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra featuring Miriam Makeba. He arranged for many variety television specials, including The Academy Awards and The American Music Awards and composed the scores for the television documentaries And Thou Shalt Honor, on PBS, and Cycling Through China, on the Disney Channel. David also created the music for a song recorded by Dolly Parton, on Columbia Records. He is the principal pianist with The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and has accompanied an eclectic array of artists including Garth Brooks, Dionne Warwick, Barry Manilow, Peabo Bryson, Bonnie Raitt, Monica, Nell Carter, Patti LuPone, Russell Watson, Audra McDonald, Jennifer Holiday, Curtis Mayfield, Melissa Manchester, Charlotte Church and Jewell. David also conducted several nationally recognized orchestras including the Dallas, Atlanta, and National Symphony Orchestras for Ben Vereen and the Philadelphia Orchestra for the internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Bruce Paulson grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota, where he studied trombone with Steven Zellmer of the Minnesota Orchestra. During this time he also studied trombone with Frank Chrisafulli of the Chicago Symphony. After a year of graduate school he spent two years teaching high school band and orchestra in Minneapolis. He became the lead trombone player on the Buddy Rich Band in 1971 and in 1972 was asked to join the NBC Tonight Show Band, directed by Doc Severinsen. He remained with the band for twenty years, during which time he also worked in the studios of Los Angeles recording with many composers and artists; among them, Nelson Riddle, Michel Legrand, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Dianne Reeves and Natalie Cole. He was an original member of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band, recording two albums with her and he also spent a year recording and playing with the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band.
Bruce is also a faculty member of the Henry Mancini Institute at UCLA. His recent solo performances and clinics have included appearances in Japan, China, New Zealand and Australia. His own Quintet can be heard on the Seabreeze CD "Minnesota."
The Jazz Bakery
3233 HELMS AVE
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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