The Dave Pietro Ensemble
New York, NY
The Dave Pietro Ensemble has been performing original jazz works with world music influences since 1999. Dave received a CMA New Works grant in 2005 to write "The Chakra Suite," which received 4 stars in DownBeat magazine and a CMA Encore grant in 2007 for performances at the Flynn Center and the UMass PAC. With a personnel of top New York jazz musicians and its unique blend of American jazz, East Indian, and Brazilian music, this is an exciting band to hear both in performace and in educational workshops.