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David DeJesus

Lecturer in Music

Latin Jazz Orchestra Conductor

Alto Saxophonist David DeJesus has been on the New York City Jazz scene since the late ’90s and has established himself as a key player in numerous bands in various genres. In jazz, David has performed with the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Mingus Big Band, the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars, and Jimmy Heath’s Big Band along with many others. In Latin jazz and salsa, David has shared the stage with Ruben Blades, Larry Harlow, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Tito Rodriguez Jr. David is currently a member of the Grammy Award–winning Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria Big Band, and the legendary Ron Carter’s Great Big Band.