David Dzubinski

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David Dzubinski is a pianist and composer who combines his great energy, wit and humor with endless imagination and courage.





  David Dzubinski's interpretive playing incorporates freedom with an eye toward frame of reference. While never letting go of the reference points in tunes, Dzubinski journeys in and out of harmonic dissonances and rhythms, chaos and unity, creating a lovely dance of tension and release. With the basic structure of the tune always central, his whirlwind of colors and rhythms swirls around it, allowing the listener to be inside and outside of the tune at the same time. 

 

This inside/outside approach is, in fact, Dzubinski's goal as both a performer and composer.

As a ballad player Dzubinski displays a rare intensity. He is able to place himself into a deeply personal and melancholy space, displaying bold sensitivity and beautiful phrasing.

 

 

 

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_____________________________ RECYCLICAL

                                                                                                         produced by Kaylé Brecher and Dave Burrell

                                                                               

"While one should use real discernment in labeling an artist as “one to watch” or a “rising star,” Dzubinski more than earns those plaudits. His is a truly fresh voice, straddling the fickle fence between innovation and tradition, and much more should be heard from him in the future. Highly recommended.."            allaboutjazz.com

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Recylical Track Listings and Audio Clips

1. Straight No Chaser/Blue Monk-mp3
2. Well You Needn't
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3. A Little Demon-A Little Dance
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4. Autumn Leaves
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5.
Blue Moon (phase 1)-mp3
6. A Night in Tunisia
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7. All the Things You Are
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8. Gene Pullen
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9.
Blue Moon (phase 2)-mp3
10. On the Sunny Side of the Street
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11. Spanish Kay
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12. The Duke
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13. With Open Eyes
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14. Easy to Love
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15.
Blue Moon (phase 3)-mp3

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Biography

 While a young piano student at Philadelphia's well-known Settlement Music School, David Dzubinski was chosen to perform for the composer Vincent Persichetti. Persichetti called David's performance "spirited and warm" and that description still has resonance today.  

After attending Temple University for jazz composition and arranging, David pursued advanced studies privately with internationally known and vastly divergent jazz pianists Joanne Brackeen, Dave Burrell and Edsel Gomez.

David’s accomplishments include a jazz CD (‘Recyclical’), a Jazz Suite ('Strange Loop') with improvised interactive video commissioned by Philadelphia University, a Music Suite ('Paint') for live painting performance with the fine art painter Nathan Distefano that was commisioned by and performed for Doylestown Health and Wellness Center, performances on two of jazz vocalist/composer Kayle Brecher's CDs ('Spy Music' and 'Urban Objects'), a score for the Society Hill Playhouse production of Sam Sheppard's 'Suicide in Bb', and one of Dzubinski's compositions has been published by Freddie Hubbard's Hubtones. Additionally, he was composer/performer at Philadelphia's TLA in the stage show 'The Little Big Broadcast of 1939' as well as the play 'Shooting Magda' at Philadelphia's Wilma Theater. Other performances have included the jazz and third stream group the Klein Four, the Junior Mints, Sotto Voce, Stravinsky Rhythm, Marilyn Flanagan, and The Network for New Music at the Painted Bride Art Center.

Currently, Dzubinski performs in the Philadelphia, New York and South Jersey areas with Brass Roots, Kaylé Brecher, Jazz Diffraction, Elliott Levin, Frank Butrey, The Blue Groove and others at many of the areas prominent fine jazz and blues venues.
 

 

 

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