Dave Ambrosio

Dave Ambrosio



For the past 25 years, David Ambrosio has been one of New York City’s finest
freelance musicians and educators. His current working projects as a leader are
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: Blue Note Records in the Progressive ‘60s, featuring
Grammy nominated saxophonist Donny McCaslin and drumming legend Victor
Lewis; and the David Ambrosio Trio, featuring saxophonist Loren Stillman.
In addition to his own ensembles, he is the co-leader of the David Ambrosio/Russ
Meissner Sextet, 40Twenty, and Grupo Los Santos, as well as being a part of many
other groups including George Schuller’s Circle Wide, the Matt Renzi Trio, Eri
Yamamoto Trio, and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra led
by Ted Nash and Andy Farber. He has performed with such jazz greats as Kenny
Werner, Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco, George Garzone, Joseph Jarmon, and

Ralph Alessi

David’s third recording as leader, Four on the Road (Fresh Sound Records, 2018),
was praised as “Swinging brilliance in the light of interactive engagement, creating
music that challenges while remaining largely accessible” by Dan Bilawsky of All

About Jazz.

With degrees in classical composition and jazz performance, David has a broad
musical palate that has become even more intensified by his extensive travel
experiences. In 2001 he had the opportunity to perform in Cuba with Grupo Los
Santos, Max Pollack’s Rumbatap, as well as numerous local Afro/Cuban folkloric
music and dance ensembles. Not long after, he began what has become an 14-year
period of intense study of Afro/Cuban Bata drumming with master drummers

Miguel Bernal, Carlos Gomez, and Carlos Aldama.

David has also frequently toured in Central and South East Asia on behalf of the
US State Department as a performer and clinician. Currently he is on the faculty at

Hunter College and the New York Jazz Workshop in NYC.

Private Lessons


Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Students


DurationTrial Lesson4 Lessons8 Lessons12 Lessons
30 Minutes$356$693$1013
60 Minutes$135$569$1109$1620
All Lessons packages can be paid in installments.


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