David “Knife” Fabris
Official Website of guitarist and educator David Fabris
Hi all, I hope the summer was Fab for all! Fall brings a full plate of performances for you to come and enjoy some tasty live music:
I am pleased to announce that IMPetus rides again! (with Geoffrey Burleson - piano and Maria Tegzes - voice). We'll be playing in Queens for the first time on Sunday, Sept. 18th at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst from 5-6pm. Our chamber punk cabaret sound should fit in nicely with their jazz and immigrant folk theme! $10 cover
Also, another old band of mine is back playing a benefit for Habitat for Humanity Westchester on Sept. 24thfrom 7-9pm. Mudsole is my trad jazz group that played for the Clinton inaugurations in the 90s. We are back at ReStore in New Rochelle playing for a great cause!
Lastly, don't forget about Ernie's…every other Monday (9/12, 9/26) night from 7-10 Dave and Dave hold court at the best little wine bar in Westchester - Ernie's (Bronxville, NY). No cover!
...here's a video you can check out.
NYC Jazz Record: "Lettuce Prey is many things but above all it is terrific music." (full review here - scroll down to page 30)
Sea of Tranquility: "There's more than enough to entice the average Jazz fan to lend an ear, oodles of craziness which will invite the more avant-garde aboard, and a smattering of earth shattering smacks which will cause the more adventurous of the Rock brigade to prick up their ears..." (full review here)
Thanks for visiting and remember, riffage is good for the diet!
The music of guitarist David Fabris has been steeped deeply in an eclectic pool of influences.
These influences are evident in the variety of performances and ensembles to his credit. His newest CD, Lettuce Prey, seamlessly travels between the worlds of Jazz, Rock, and Contemporary Classical music. He has recorded four records (Hatology, Soulnote, NoBusiness) and toured internationally with his mentor, third stream pianist Ran Blake, to great acclaim. He is also currently a member of the experimental big band, the Pittsburgh Collective, and the punk-cabaret trio IMPetus.
"The Knife" also performed (on banjo) with his traditional jazz band, Mudsole, for both of President Clinton’s inaugurals.
He was a reserve guitarist for Bernie Worrell, a founder of the seminal funk band Parliament. Mr. Fabris is also the founder of the Fabulous School of Music in Beverly MA and an adjunct professor at St. Thomas Aquinas and Passaic County Community College.