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Even before signing with Blue Pie Records, Dave’s education and years of experience within the jazz scene have made him of crucial significance to the Blue Pie Records A & R and Business Development Team.
The beginning development of Dave’s impressive history of experience is derived from his youth in Detroit, Michigan, where was he was inspired by the city’s rich musical heritage. Dave later went on to study at the University of Michigan were he became deeply devoted to the study of jazz and the perfection of his art. He later went on to continue his studies in San Francisco where he studied jazz and music alongside legendary bassist Herbie Lewis (McCoy Tyner, Cannonball Adderly, Les McCann) at the New College of California.
While living in San Francisco, Sharp served as bassist and composer for the modern jazz ensemble the Spheres of Influence and the Killer Joe Trio. After touring the West Coast with rock legends THE MELVINS, and playing a run of jazz venues in Tokyo, JAPAN, Sharp returned home to the metropolitan Detroit area in 1998, where he continues to compose, record, teach and perform live in front of appreciative audiences today.
Dave Sharp’s newest project, titled ‘Dave Secret Seven” has been described as a group that transcends musical, national, and ethnic boundaries by re-interpreting, not fusing, influences from Africa, Asia, the Latin world, Blue Note Jazz, and that other planet, New Orleans.
We are honoured to have Dave on the team; his impressive life experiences and obvious passion for his line of work will make him a valid member of our team.