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Dave O’Brien Live at The Beer Garden
August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dave O’Brien is an accomplished solo and ensemble performer. Dave graduated from Westfield State University with a BA in Music with emphasis in Jazz Studies and Music Education. His education was furthered by earning his MM in Music Education while studying at Boston University. Dave was the recipient of the 2007-2008 Westfield State University Jazz Excellence Award as voted by the Music Faculty. He is now a full-time music faculty member at a public charter school in Worcester, MA. He has studied Jazz piano with Ralph Whittle and Jazz Composition and Arranging with Jim Argiro (ASCAP). He has also played with and recorded with many professional acts in and around New England including Fever, Soulstice, Patrick Tobin, Jimmy Mazz, Interplay Jazz Band, Charles Neville and the Skeletones, The New England Swing Orchestra, Blue Illusion, Ethel Lee, Dulce Santana, The Jazz Bones, and the Justin Allen Trio. He has also maintained a number of residencies as a solo performer; singing and playing at a variety of venues including the Compass Tavern (Worcester), Howl at the Moon (Boston), The Loft 266 (Worcester), Perfect Game (Worcester), The Mill 186 (W. Boylston) Blackstone Tap (Worcester), Fireplace Room at the International Golf Course (Bolton), Irish Times (Worcester), Chasers/5th Amendment (Worcester), McCaffery’s Public House (Springfield), and Shakago Piano and Martini Bar (Springfield). Along with live performances, Dave has also been involved in a number of studio projects including Zing Studios in Westfield, MA. He is an available session player for your studio or live performance needs. Currently, Dave is working on his CAGS in Music Education through BU, which is expected to be completed by 2019.