David Ades

David Ades plays Alto Saxophone at Dingo Creek Jazz and Blues Festival in 2011.David Ades     Alto Saxophone

Since the beginning of his professional life in 1980, David Ades has been heard with the cream of Australia’s improvising musicians. Among these are people such as Phil Treloar, Mark Simmonds, Paul Grabowsky and Vince Jones.

Between 1981 and ’84 David lived in Harlem, New York. Of this experience he relates his time there, playing with such remarkable artists as Jack McDuff, Roy Haynes, Stanley Turrentine, and Freddie Hubbard, as having a profound influence on his musical conception.

Returning to Sydney in 1984, David’s outstanding qualities caught the attention of musicians and critics alike, being described by John Clare (The Sydney Morning Herald) as “Distinctive as the masters, a unique and original voice. David’s presence is as large and luminous as life itself, a rare talent indeed.”

In 1991, David recorded his debut album, Bird on a Head, for Roo Art Records, gaining international acclaim as “ground breaking” new music.

He is also a member of the group Fats whom have recorded 3 critically acclaimed Cd’s. He has recorded with Dale Barlow in New York and performs regularly with the Cat Empire. David continues to travel to Europe and the USA every year playing clubs and festivals.

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