Woodwind player Dave Schiavone, in addition to performing with the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and his own group (the Dave Schiavone Quartet, aka DSQ), has toured both nationally and internationally with the bands of Woody Herman, Tommy Dorsey, and Doc Severinson. He has also performed with artists Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick Jr., Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra Jr., Kenny Rogers, Maureen McGovern, David Clayton Thomas, Mel Lewis, Don Menza, Louis Bellson, Gap Mangione, and Aretha Franklin, to name a few.
Dave is a graduate of the University of Buffalo Music School and also attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. In addition, he served for three years as saxophonist and flutist in the 324th and 327th U.S. Army Bands.
Dave resides in the Western New York area where he performs in a variety of musical settings. He also runs an extensive private teaching practice.
From 1995-2015 Dave was a professor of Music at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo State, Canisius College and Villa Maria College. He was instuctor of Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet, as well as directing Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Combos and Saxophone Quartets.
Since 2008, Dave has also resided in Ratekau Germany, in Schleswig-Holstein, where he performs and teaches. He has performed in Lubeck as well as Hamburg.