Introduction I strongly believe that transcription is the key to learning jazz improvisation. This certainly was the case for me and for the numerous jazz musicians that I have performed with over the years. I do not believe that I have met a great improviser that claimed to have never transcribed. For me, a light [read more…]
About David Detweiler
Tenor saxophonist, composer, educator, and Vandoren Artist David Detweiler was born in Houston, TX where he attended High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Since then, he has earned his BM from William Paterson University, MM from Florida State University (2010), and DMA from the Eastman School of Music (2015). In 2016, David joined the Florida State University faculty as Assistant Professor of Jazz Saxophone after serving as Director of Jazz Studies at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. David has released two albums as a leader, New York Stories and The David Detweiler Trio Featuring Fumi Tomita and Alex Patrick, with his third album, Astoria Suite, releasing on NextLevel in January 2021.