Born/raised in Youngstown Ohio. Studied music (classical accordion) from age 9-20 with "Mickey Bisilia" - one of the instruments most renouned teachers. Competed and won various national competitions thoughout those years. I play the Giulietti Bassetti Free Bass instrument.
Have always had a major interest in Jazz, favorite artists/major influences were Tommy Gumina, Art Van Damme, Charles Mangnante, Bill Evans.
Formed and played in small combo groups throughout my college years where I majored in Electrical Engineering (B.S, from Youngstown State and M.S. from University of Virginia).While in my "day job" I Have been a defense intelligence industry professional (starting as an analyst and progressing to Senior Program Manager) for almost 30 years (1979 till present).
I "Fooled around" with piano (self taught) comping the guitar parts for various church functions, but mostly left music idle for many years (25+).My interest was strongly rekindled around 2000 though regular attendance at "Buddies Jazz Pub" on North Charles St in Baltimore. I have subsequently taken piano lessons (with Ashton Fletcher) and have been begun playing again (Piano) in various small jazz combos.
Recently I have organized the "Dave Janesh Trio" and we played a regular gig in Ellicott City, MD (Tiber River Tavern) Until it closed in May ov 2008. The trio consisted of myself on piano/jeyboard, Steve Yankee on Guitar, and Paul Bagwell or Glenn Harris on Bass - and on ocassion guest artist Vocalist Vernon Wolst - along with other friends (Mark Kelly, Trumpet) who stop by and sit in.
I enjoy supporting and listening to jazz in the local area and i frequent (when not playing) the Caton Castle, Club 347, BJA events, the Haven, or any number of various jazz performance events and concerts, including those connected with Ashton Fletcher's music enterprise.
I am currently working on re-capturing my "chops" on accordion, and have several Jazz projects in the works. Stay tuned! I continue to work on piano, with the study of Bill Evans voicings and concepts as my major interest.I am Looking forward to many continued years of playing and listening to Jazz.
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Dave, I listen to your accordion track and I never really liked the accordion but I'm feelin the way you've incorporated it with a jazz flava. I am working on a project call Mad Jazz Soul Vol 1. It will be a collection of songs from artist who have participated and supported my showcases. I'm planning to release it in May 2010.
Hey Dave Wow really like the accordion sound -- that is
such a great addition to your band - can do both piano and
switch over to the accordion!! Talent!!!
All's well in NY & quite "hot" -- summer!! Off to Maine this
week to visit sisters. Keep me posted. Peace, Diane
Hi Dave Checking in - is there any chance you can work with me
in Baltimore July 3 at Germanos Trattoria -- I am coming in from
New York to visit family & trying to line up a gig - please let me hear from you - maybe if you are busy - you could recommend someone who could do the gig. Thank you so much
Diane Hoffman www.dianehoffman.com
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
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