David Neves

David N.

Astoria, NY

About David N.

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David teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2007
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Overview

At 26 years old, David is one of the most active and exciting trumpet players in Boston and New York's jazz scene. A native of Massachusetts, Neves was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music. There, he was chosen to be a member of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. There, David had the privilege of studying with some of the most accomplished and well-known jazz musicians in the world, including Wayne Shorter, Dave Liebman, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, and George Garzone. Neves then attended the New England Conservatory where he received his M.M. in Jazz Performance. At NEC, David studied under and with a diverse group of artists, including John McNeil, Laurie Frink, Ralph Alessi, Miguel Zenón, Jason Moran, Fred Hersch, Dave Holland, and Jerry Bergonzi. David is now attending The Juilliard School in the prestigious Artist Diploma Program in Jazz Studies under the direction of Wynton Marsalis.


Teaching Philosophy
• To relate to the student in a way that keeps them constantly engaged.
• To focus on areas of improvement as well as their strengths allowing
him/her to feel comfortable.
• Develop discipline and a sense of creativity within the student, and allow them to express themselves freely
with music.
• To improve their technique and musicality in a fun and informative way.
• Lessons will also include information on trumpet history, music theory, jazz improvisation, and musicianship.


Teaching Experience
• Juilliard Jazz Workshop Faculty Torino Jazz Festival, Italy - April 2016
Featured artist and faculty at 2016 Torino Jazz Festival. Conducted trumpet/improvisation masterclass. Taught advanced ensemble (featured at the final day of festival). Topics included trumpet technique, jazz history, jazz recordings, jazz theory, musicianship.

• Trumpet Instructor Music To Your Home, NYC - November 2015 to present
Private lessons in students homes. Developed lesson plans for each student, and assessed progress during weekly lessons. Topics included trumpet technique, improvisation, musicianship. From ages 10-18.

• Resident Trumpet Instructor Medfield High School, MA - September 2014 to May 2015
After school program, where private and group lessons of 4-5 people were conducted. Developed lesson plans for each student, and assessed progress during weekly lessons. Topics included trumpet technique, improvisation, musicianship. From ages 10-18.

• Private Instructor Norwell High School and Middle School, MA - June 2007 to September 2015
Private and group lessons of 5-10 people were conducted. Created unique exercises based on each students learning challenges/needs. Occasional clinics were conducted for whole band program. Topics included trumpet technique, improvisation, musicianship, and music and jazz theory. From ages 14-18.

• Clinician and Performer Panama Jazz Festival - January 2011
Featured artist at 2011 Panama Jazz Festival. Conducted trumpet/brass/jazz masterclass to 40-50 people. Topics included trumpet technique, jazz history, jazz recordings, jazz theory, musicianship.

Education
• The Juilliard School New York, NY - Candidate, Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies September 2015 - expected May 2017
• New England Conservatory Boston, MA - Master of Music in Jazz Studies September 2012 - May 2014
• Berklee College of Music Boston, MA - Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance September 2007 – May 2011

Performance Highlights/Awards:
• Juilliard Artist Diploma Ensemble at Torino Jazz Festival 2016
• Juilliard Artist Diploma Ensemble at Macy’s Window Unveiling in Herald Square, NY
• Juilliard Artist Diploma - Music of Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, and Sidney Bechet
• Juilliard Artist Diploma at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsbourg, PA - Jazz in the Movies
• Terraza 7 Big Band in Jackson Heights, Queens
• David Neves Group at WhyNot Jazz Room in Greenwich Village, NY - February 28th, 2015
• Louie Bello Band at Boston Music Awards (Winner of “Best Live Residency in Boston”)
• Robin McKelle and the Flytones at the 2014 Saratoga Jazz Festival
• David Neves Group at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY - December 9th, 2014
• David Neves Group at Scullers - February 11th, 2014 CD Release Celebration of “Progress
Report”
• New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra with the Miguel Zenon Quartet at New England
Conservatory’s Jordan Hall
• SpeakEasy Stage Production of “The Color Purple” - January 2014
• David Neves Group at the Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA - January 2013
• Zach Brown Quartet at Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, MD - February 2012
• John Coltrane Memorial Concert at Northeastern University, Blackman Auditorium - October
2011
• Mario Castro Quintet at Newport Jazz Festival - August 2011
• Mario Castro Quintet at Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival - August 2011
• Kenny Garrett Tribute Band at Agannis Arena (Berklee College of Music Commencement
Concert) - May 2011
• Global Jazz Institute at Berklee Performance Center with Wayne Shorter, Danilo Perez, John
Patitucci, Terri-Lynne Carrington, Joe Lovano, George Garzone - April 25th, 2011
• Global Jazz Institute at Panama Jazz Festival - January 2011
• Global Jazz Institute at JEN Conference in New Orleans, LA - January 2011
• Mark Whitfield Jr. Quartet at Institute of Contemporary Art - September 2011
• Global Jazz Institute at Beantown Jazz Festival - September 2010
• International Trumpet Guild Conference Finalist Jazz Solo Competition 1st Place Winner in
Sydney, Australia - July 2010
• Various volunteer work at prisons, nursing homes, high school and elementary schools
(Global Jazz Institute)
• Mario Castro Quintet featuring Dave Liebman at Wally’s Jazz Cafe every Friday and Saturday
• Phil Wilson’s Rainbow Big Band at Scullers Jazz Club in Cambridge, MA
• Greg Hopkins Concert Jazz Orchestra in various performances around U.S. including
performances with Peter Erskine, Lewis Nash, and Steve Smith
• Kendrick Oliver Group at Cambridge River Festival in Cambridge, MA

Photos and Videos

"Late Night Set" by David Neves

Experience

Trumpet Instructor

Nov 2015 - Present
Music To Your Home

Private lessons in students homes. Developed lesson plans for each student, and assessed progress during weekly lessons. Topics included trumpet technique, improvisation, musicianship. From ages 10-18.

Juilliard Jazz Workshop Faculty

Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
Juilliard/Torino Jazz Festival

Featured artist and faculty at 2016 Torino Jazz Festival. Conducted trumpet/improvisation masterclass. Taught advanced ensemble (featured at the final day of festival). Topics included trumpet technique, jazz history, jazz recordings, jazz theory, musicianship.

Private Instructor (Trumpet)

Jun 2007 - Sep 2015
Norwell High School

Private and group lessons of 5-10 people were conducted. Created unique exercises for each student to overcome learning challenges. Occasional clinics were conducted for whole band program. Topics included trumpet technique, improvisation, musicianship, and music and music/jazz theory. From ages 14-18.

Resident Trumpet Instructor

Sep 2014 - May 2015
Medfield High School

After school program, where private and group lessons of 4-5 people were conducted. Developed lesson plans for each student, and assessed progress during weekly lessons. Topics included trumpet technique, improvisation, musicianship. From ages 10-18.

Clinician/Performer

Jan 2011 - Jan 2011
Panama Jazz Festival

Featured artist at 2011 Panama Jazz Festival. Conducted trumpet/brass/jazz masterclass to 40-50 people. Topics included trumpet technique, jazz history, jazz recordings, jazz theory, musicianship.

Education

Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies

Sep 2015 - Present
The Juilliard School

M.M. of Jazz Studies

Sep 2012 - May 2014
New England Conservatory

B.M. in Trumpet Performance

Sep 2007 - Dec 2011
Berklee College of Music

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

The Juilliard School Scholarship

Sep 2015
The Juilliard School

New England Conservatory Scholarship

Sep 2012
New England Conservatory

First Place Winner of 2010 ITG Jazz Solo Competition

Jul 2010
International Trumpet Guild

Berklee College of Music Lennie Johnson Award 2009

Sep 2009
Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music Art Farmer Award 2009

Sep 2009
Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music Division Awards 2008

Jan 2008
Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music North-American Scholarship Award 2007

Sep 2007
Berklee College of Music

Affiliations

BMI

Feb 2014
Images

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Feb 2014
ASCAP

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6 Reviews on David N.

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Dave Aug 14, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
David was great. The class was a lot of fun and I learned exercises and pointers that I could put to use right away. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Gabby Jul 5, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
David's a really cool teacher. He knows a lot and has given me a ton of stuff to improve my playing and get ready for college. He's such a good and helpful teacher I even recommended him to my friend to take lessons.
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Lee Jul 5, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Dave is an inspiring and extremely thoughtful teacher. He always brings the right energy and gives 100% of his heart and soul. Whether it's studying trumpet or music in general, you'll be in great hands!
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Naomi Jun 30, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Definitely recommend Dave as a Trumpet teacher! I'm a musician but had never played trumpet; Dave helped open a totally new side of my musicianship! He is so knowledgable not only in Jazz, but all other genres of music as well. Dave won't just make you a better trumpet player by focusing on technique and learning the instrument, but he'll also make you a better musician overall with his well rounded approach to music and theory. He is also just a super awesome guy and easy to get along with and feel comfortable around. Definitely recommend for any ages or skill levels!
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Jessica Jun 30, 2016
Trumpet · In home
I've been taking lessons with Dave since I moved to America last August. I was nervous about switching teachers as I had had the same one for a while in Australia, but Dave has been amazing. He's helped me get my chops together, and helped me fix bad habits, too. He's also a great person and really easy to get along with which makes the learning process much more efficient. I recommend him highly!
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Shannon C. Jun 30, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Taking lessons with David opened a whole new perspective in my playing. He was knowledgable about jazz and music in general. His patience and positivity made the lesson very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend him!