David Kay

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

Music Faculty at 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 ensembles (jazz and rock), beginning guitar, music theory and private lessons at University School in Cleveland, Ohio. Primarily on saxophone, but also on single reeds and bass, Kay regularly works in many styles, including classical/orchestral, duet, pit orchestras, small and large group jazz, rock/funk and liturgical (including vocal). He is a member of the Jazz Heritage Orchestra, a regional Essentially Ellington professional ensemble. Kay has performed in popular genres with Aretha Franklin, The Temptations and Frankie Valli, among many others; in jazz, he has played with Clark Terry, Mel Torme, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross, Peter Erskine, John Blake, Ron Blake, Nancy Wilson, Gary Burton, Urbie Green and Anthony Braxton. He has also performed and recorded with Benny Golson, Bob Hurst, Jim Beard, Shawn Pelton, Harvey Phillips and David Baker. His primary teachers were Baker, Eugene Rousseau, and Elaine Zajac; additional studies were with Daniel Deffayet, Larry Teal and Jamey Aebersold.