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
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."