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  • Dave Giardina — Musician, Bandleader, Composer

    Drawing on so many styles and techniques, Dave creates a lively sound that audiences find fresh, engaging and always highly enjoyable.

    Dave received his B.A. from St. Anselm College, He has also studied at Longy School of Music. With roots in the sixties folk- rock culture, Dave studied classical guitar with Sharon Isbin and Philip Defremery, Jazz with Sal Salvador and Bob Kobus and Flamenco with Mario Escudero and Paco Pena (Spain). He also played in master classes for John Williams, Manuel Barrueco, Ben Verdery, Abel Carlevaro, and Oscar Ghiglia. He has been teaching for many years on the faculties of Trinity, St. Joseph and Manchester Community Colleges, as well as privately.

    Dave is an award recipient member of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, he has performed extensively throughout the Northeast at schools, bandshells, major festivals, First Nights, clubs and both Connecticut casinos as a soloist and with ensembles he has formed such as Fiesta del Norte, Bamboleo, Goza, and the Typsy Gypsys.

    His compositions are featured on two releases by the CT Classical Guitar Society of which he is a founding, professional member. His latest release, Fiesta Grande, features music of Mexico.

    Considered a versatile, superb performer by other musicians, Dave expresses an irresistible toe-tapping energy as effortlessly as he traces a delicate melodic line.  He brings to each performance an extensive repertoire and years of training in different traditions—the clarity and precision of classical technique, the explosive and exotic sound of flamenco, the smoothly shifting harmonies of jazz, the exuberant energy of traditional Latin music and the classic power chords  and riffs of rock ‘n roll.

  • Dave performs and teaches in the following genres:

    • Classical
    • Latin Jazz
    • Standard Jazz
    • Blues
    • Flamenco
    • Mariachi