David “Knife” Fabris
guitarist educator

Concerts & Events

Upcoming Concerts

date event venue
Monday 13, February 2017

David Fabris and Dave Phillips (bass player for Book Of Mormon on Broadway) continue their residency every other Monday at Ernies Winebar: 7 Pondfield Rd. Bronxville NY. Come for a relaxed night of jazz, Beatles and soul instrumentals with great food and wine - no charge for the music! Two sets: 7-8 and 9-10. Tel (914) 413-0781...Here's a link to us playing at Ernies.

Ernie's Winebar, Bronxville NY
Friday 24, March 2017

New Orleans Jazz, one of America's original musics, is being rediscovered in modern times. People are finding the vibrant energy and upbeat enthusiasm of "Dixieland" are as irresistable as ever; it never fails to get a smile out of even the most modest of particiapants.

Mudsole performed on the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras in 1990 and was featured on the National TV program, Entertainmant Tonight. The video from that show was used to secure a gig performing for both of President Clinton's inaugurals...join the new incarnation of this band for some serious Bon Temps!

(914) 699-2791

ReStore Westchester, 659 Main St. New Rochelle NY
Monday 27, February 2017

David Fabris and Dave Phillips (bass player for Book Of Mormon on Broadway) continue their residency every other Monday at Ernies Winebar: 7 Pondfield Rd. Bronxville NY. Come for a relaxed night of jazz, Beatles and soul instrumentals with great food and wine - no charge for the music! Two sets: 7-8 and 9-10. Tel (914) 413-0781...Here's a link to us playing at Ernies.

Ernie's Winebar, Bronxville NY
Saturday 11, March 2017
Maria Tegzes and I perform a song for the Composers Concordance NEC-NYC at Rockwood Music Hall in Mahattan on Sat. March 11 at 7pm.
 
We will be performing our piece entitled Statuesque: "I'm kissing this statue, and while it doesn't quite match you, it's your name I whisper as I'm kissing this statue..."
 
Maria and I met at while studying at the New England Conservatory of Music and it feels great to contribute to this alumni event in NYC. We are two thirds of the trio, IMPetus and have played our crazy brand of chamber punk throught the US and Europe.
 
 
Rockwood Music Hall - stage 3, 185 Orchard St. NYC (manhattan)

News and Events

Knife news

Hi all, thanks for your interest in my music - I am always grateful that you would take the time to visit!
 
I am pleased to announce that my IMPetus partner, Maria Tegzes (voice) will be playing an alumni event for our alma mater, New England Conservatory at Rockwood Music Hall (Manhattan) on Sat. March 11 at 7. We'll be playing an original composition for the event - Composers Concordance NEC-NYC

Also, another old band of mine is back playing a Mardi Gras benefit for Habitat for Humanity Westchester on Feb. 24th from 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 - quality homes for all! 
Here's Mudsole at ReStore: https://youtu.be/L6nuh2zGfpI

Lastly, don't forget about Ernie's…every other Monday (2/13. 2/27) night from 7-10pm. 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.
 
 
I am very happy to have had a great review written in Italian (and so are my parents and all my relatives in Friuli!) for Lettuce Prey in All About Jazz (read here si parla Italiano).
 
...and some other reviews:
Dusted In Exile: "...a recording that deserves wide attention. It’s creative, unpredictable, and winningly heart-on-sleeve." - Jason Bivins (read the full review here).

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)

 
Have a salad - Lettuce Prey is here!! 
Lettuce Prey (Great Winds/Musea 3169) is music that is supported equally by the three legs of Rock, Jazz and Classical. It has the guts and glory of rock heroes like Jimi Hendrix (whose tune, Angel, is featured as a guitar solo on this CD). It possesses the surprise and intrigue of Jazz improvisation (like Ornette Coleman's Sadness - presented here in a jazz quintet format). Lastly, it exudes the intricacy and depth of contemporary Classical music - Ives, Prokofiev, and Khatchaturian are among the composers presented here. But the intent is for the styles to coalesce...that the heavy guitar bass and drum treatment of Ginastera's String Quartet No. 2, for example, maintains the sublimation of the original while making the listener pump their fist in the air!

Hear some samples of the CD.  See more info and purchase a copy.

Also available in download version through iTunes and amazon.

Thanks for visiting and remember, riffage is good for the diet!

Dave