Dave Edwards is a multi-instrumentalist with emphasis on upright and electric bass. He is also a music director who has worked with top NY talent over the years in jazz, folk, and worship bands in NY and metro area.
Mr. Edwards has performed in a variety of venues from NYC’s CBGB's and Rockwood Music Halls to Birdland and Lincoln Center, from cruise ships to the White House and the U.N. Dave appears on over 30 albums as a multi-instrumentalist and singer.
You may have seen Dave around the hall playing bass for occasional rehearsals with the Ed Palermo Big Band. Around town and elsewhere, Dave has shared the stage or studio with some of the world’s finest musicians, including the American Boychoir, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Ali Ryerson, Vivian Lord, Alexis Cole, Roseanna Vitro, Rufus Reid, Roy Hargrove, Byron Stripling, Jazz at Lincoln Center saxophone great Todd Williams, jazz violinist John Blake, The String Trio of New York, The Ed Palermo (Frank Zappa) Big Band in NYC, Betheny Joy Lenz, Kathy Troccoli, Nick Jonas, Wayne Watson, Tom Brislin/Spiraling, Jesse Lenat, Rob Mathes, and has been a featured worship leader for events hosting pastors Drew Williams, John Ortberg, Luis Palau, Tim Keller, Rick Warren, N.T., Wright, Francis Chan, & John Piper. Dave has also written, arranged, and recorded music for tv.
For over 20 years, Dave's main effort has been serving in his local church congregation as a worship & arts leader and enjoying his family at home. Over this time, he has equipped well over 120 musicians and technical artists in the pursuit of spiritually building up the church through worship arts and music ministry.
"Dave Edwards is easily the most gifted multi instrumentalist I have ever heard. In addition to a remarkably rich and moving tenor voice, any band would be lucky to have him as their sole Drummer, Guitarist, Pianist or Bassist. To be able to play brilliantly on both a conceptual and technical level on four separate and demanding instruments and also play well on fiddle, dulcimer and other instruments is a marvel to behold." -Rob Mathes, producer/arranger (Sting / Springsteen / Lou Reed / Yo-Yo Ma / Renee Flemming)
I love recording and doing concerts as a multi-instrumentalist. I'm a strong reader and am comfortable changing between upright bass, electric bass, drums, piano, acoustic guitar, and I sing and can sight-sing well. I also have my own studio and access to great musicians in the area who also have studios.