David “Knife” Fabris
Official Website of guitarist and educator David Fabris
It's a free concert at the Knafel Center in Cambridge (Radcliffe Institute) by the Pittsburgh Collective, an amazing big band of musicians from MA and NYC playing the music of David Sanford, whom I've known from my days at the New England Conservatory.
Thanks For Visiting My New Website!
The big news is this website which is now caressing your senses...
After all these years, I finally have a web presence all my own thanks to the great design of Max Micheliov at design4music.org
Thanks to Max and my old friend Chris Rossow, whose stunning pictures have captured the feeling and theme I hoped to create with the site - Kudos to you both!
In this site, I'll be uploading occasional recordings on the sound blog page (apologies to my drummer friends for the drum loops on the home demos) and photos to share on the gallery page with you. Of course, I'll keep you updated of upcoming concerts and new releases.
Speaking of which, the Vilnius Noir album (that's right - vinyl only!) with my great friend, Ran Blake has been getting some nice reviews and we are very proud that it is finally out. Thanks to our friends at NoBusiness records!
To give you a visual of the beautiful St. Catherine Church where the record was recorded you can see a video of me at the sound check.
Other little goodies are hidden in this site such as samples songs on the recordings page, some of which are out of print.
So, I hope you enjoy your stay. Thanks for visiting and Happy Nude Ears to all!
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.