Dave Bishop

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Dave Bishop

Dave Bishop began playing the recorder at 7 years of age, moving to the saxophone aged 10. At 11, Dave joined his first big band before joining the National Youth Jazz Orchestra at 13 where he enjoyed 11 years recording and performing throughout the World.


At 18, Dave joined the QE2 for 6 months for one world cruise and three Caribbean cruises. On his return, Dave began his freelance career which has involved TV, film and recording sessions and has resulted in a number of credits, most recently a presentation in recognition of his participation in the Grammy Award winning recording of Amy Winehouse's "Rehab" from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

As a performer, Dave has played with some of the World's finest artists including Quincy Jones, Robbie Williams and Michael Bublé to name but a few. Alongside of this, Dave has also featured extensively in West End shows including Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and is saxophone augment for a number of orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra.

Dave was left a library of music from Tubby Hayes and currently runs the Tubby Hayes Legacy Orchestra with some of the finest jazz musicians in London.

A Yamaha artist since 1991, Dave has presented a number of clinics including Kneller Hall, Leeds College of Music and at the Wigan Jazz Course.

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