David Kay

Conductor, Intermediate Jazz Ensemble, Instructor of Saxophone, Interlochen Arts Camp

Music Faculty, University School, Huntington Valley, OH

M.M., Jazz Studies, Indiana University; B.A., Telecommunications, Michigan State University; B.M.E., Instrumental Music, Michigan State University

David Kay teaches high school music at University School in suburban Cleveland, OH.  Kay is a member of the Jazz Heritage Orchestra, receiving particular praise from Clark Terry and Benny Golson; in 2009 recording a CD with Golson playing his arrangements of his classic small group works.  Kay has his Master’s in Jazz Studies from Indiana University, also serving as a Jazz Studies Department instructor.  He studied saxophone with Eugene Rousseau, Larry Teal, and Daniel Deffayet, and improvisation with David Baker, recording four albums with Baker, two as part of Baker's 21st Century Bebop Band, receiving three and a half stars in Down Beat magazine.  Since the early 1980s, Kay has given conference clinics in North America -- most recently, three sessions at the 2017 OMEA Conference.  He has performed with nearly 50 jazz and pop luminaries, including Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Benny Golson and Clark Terry.