David “Knife” Fabris
Official Website of guitarist and educator David Fabris
The music of guitarist Dave Fabris has been steeped deeply in an eclectic pool of influences: He has recorded and toured extensively with his mentor, third stream pianist Ran Blake, to great acclaim. Blake joins ‘The Knife’ as a featured guest on Lettuce Prey including 4 tracks left over from their Vilnius Noir LP (NoBusiness). Blake’s fans will be interested to hear him playing Hammond B3 organ on this CD for the first time!
In other news, I will be performing on Saturday, March 15 at Shapeshifter in Brooklyn with two separate bands!
The punk-cabaret trio, IMPetus will take the stage at 4:30 and the big band, Pittsburgh Collective will go on at 7. For details, see my concerts page. But, here's a video of the Pittsburgh Collective at out last time onsatge at Shapeshifter:
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. He has recorded three CDs (Hatology, Soulnote) and toured internationally with his mentor, third stream pianist Ran Blake, to great acclaim. A fourth release, recorded live in Lithuania in December 2010 is scheduled for release this year.
Fabris has 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. He is currently a member of the experimental big band, the Pittsburgh Collective, which is garnering attention for its debut CD, Live at the Knitting Factory (Oxingale Records, ‘07). 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.