Current and Past Performing Ensembles, Recent Projects, and Awards

  1. Jazz Composers Alliance (Composer, trombone, Director of production)  New music improvising orchestra, featuring compositions of Boston  composers. Noted performances include:; performances with Oliver Lake, David Murray, Tim Berne, recordings and performances with Julius Hemphill, Sam Rivers, a concert featuring clarinetist Richard Stolzman performing a world premiere of a Thomas McKinley composition. (1990-present)

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Other Ensembles

  1. Frank London Klezmer Brass Allstars (Trombone) rollicking,   virtuosic, balls-to-the -wall klezmer giants (1999-2004)

•Selected International Performances:

2011 Montreal Jazz Festival with Debo Band and Fendika (singers, drummer and dancer from Ethiopia)

2010 Tour of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with Debo Band and Fendika

2010 Concert at Sauti za Busara- largest festival in E. Africa on the island of Zanzibar with Debo Band and Fendika

•Selected National Performances:

2011 SXSW at Momo’s Austin, Texas with Debo Band and Fendika

2011 Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Damrosch Park NYC with Debo Band and Fendika

2011 World Music Festival Summer Dance- Grant Park Chicago, IL with Debo


2011 92nd St. Y, NYC with Debo Band

2010 Brooklyn Academy of Music with Fred Ho and the Green Monster Big


2008 Carnegie Hall with David Byrne and Les Miserables Brass Band

Selected Compositions and Arrangements Written:

•Compositions/arrangement for the Jazz Composers Alliance-

19 piece improvising large ensemble

Big Small Conduction for Music and Dance (2013)

Conduction #1 for JCA (2012)

Trek From Ethiopia part 1 and 2 for JCA (2010-11)

Latest Groove (2009)

Ice Water (2008)

Th-Outward (2007)

Isfahan- arrangement (2007)

Red, Green, Blue Double Concerto for JCA and Arlington High Jazz Band            


Georgia- arrangement (2007)

•Composed for Debo Band- Ethiopian based contemporary groove band:

Trek From Ethiopia part 1 and 2 for Debo

•Commissioned by Mimi Rabson:

Trek Out of Ethiopia for Solo improvising 5-string Violin (2010)

•Original composition arranged for Berklee World Strings

Trek From Ethiopia part 2 for String Orchestra (2013)

•Composed for Nu Quartet- trombone jazz quartet mixing funk, rock, avant-garde jazz and group improv (2007)

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  1. Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (Trombone, Tuba) 2nd line groove-based band bringing traditional New Orleans flavor to Funk and avant-garde Jazz

Debo Band (trombone, composer/arranger) Ethiopian groove ensemble performing classic Ethiopian music of the 70’s as well as contemporary hits. Performing in the Sauti za Busara- largest festival in E. Africa on the island of Zanzibar (2009- 2012)

Fred Ho Celestial Green Monster Big Band (tuba, bass trombone)  All -star 21 piece avant garde ensemble performing the compositions and arrangements of composer/bari sax phenom Fred Ho. Feature performance at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in 2010 (2008-2011)

Massachusetts Cultural Council 2005 and 1997 Fellowship on Music Composition One of four recipients in the state for this Artist Grant, awarded twice, in recognition of exceptional work.  The Fellowships provide direct assistance to Massachusetts artists, to recognize exceptional work and to support the further development of their talents. They also provide artists with recognition and affirmation from their peers and the public.

Dave Harris and the Nu Quartet (leader,composer, Trombone) A new ensemble with original compositions and a fresh approach to improvisation. Original compositions merge such varied influences as Henry Threadgill, M.M. and W., and Tim Berne, with the likes of funk, rock, hip-hop, and mid-eastern dance rhythms.  Nu Quartet defines a new improvisational dynamic, “painting” group improvs around motives derived from each composition.

Brass Planet (co-leader, trombone, composer/arranger) A bold ensemble offering unique interpretations of the world's music. From Salsa to Rock, Jazz to SKa, Brass Planet fuses a multitude of styles and attitudes in a new concept for 4 trombones, tuba and drums. (1993 to present) •

Shirim Klezmer Orchestra (trombone, piano, composer/arranger)  Six piece ensemble specializing in original and reinterpretations of Yiddish music.  Performances have included such places as the Montreal Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, The Blue Note, The Jewish Museum, Ellis Island, the Smithsonian Institute; numerous concerts throughout the Miami-Palm Beach Florida area; the Jewish Arts Festival of Long Island, New York; hundreds of performances for New England schools as part of the Young Audiences program.  Guest artists performing with the ensemble include many of the country's best klezmer musicians,  as well as cellist Yo Yo Ma.   (1987-2007)


partial list of Sound tracks I’ve played on

“Opposite of Sex” soundtrack by Mason Daring (1998)- trombone

“Men with Guns (1997) John Sayles director- trombone

“Prefontaine” (1997)- trombone

“Secret of Roan Inish” (1994) John Sayles director- trombone

“Pinnochio" soundtrack (1993)- COMPOSER, PRODUCER, TROMBONE

Rabbitears production, with narration by Danny Aiello,

features an original soundtrack performed by Les Misérables Brass Band, available as video, cassette with illustrated book, or CD with extended music suites.

“Stranger Among Us” (1992) - trombone SOLOIST

Featured klezmer soloist in this Sidney Lumet movie featuring

Melanie Griffith, with music written by "Fiddler on the Roof"

Composer Jerry Boch.

  1.     Polydoctolis (tuba) Balkan brass performing traditional and original music (2007-2010)

  1. Naftule’s Dream (trombone, composer)

        World renown Tzadik recording ensemble, specializing in avant gaarde  Improvising mixed with melodic, harmonic and rhythmic motives from klezmer, fusing and free-associating with contemporary classical, modern rock, and ambient music. Featured in Berlin Jazz Festival (1996-2002)

  1. Klezmer Conservatory Band (trombone, piano)

Original member of Fifteen piece ensemble, performing turn-of-the-century Yiddish folk music.  National tours and three recordings. (1980-85)

  1. Orange Then Blue (lead trombone, composer/arranger)

Twelve piece jazz composers' orchestra (1985-86)

  1. Evan Harlan Quintet (trombone, synthesizer, composer)

Original electric and acoustic jazz; two recording (1986-90)

  1. Joe Mulholland Sextet (trombone)

Original straight ahead jazz(1989-90)

  1. Atlantic Brass Quintet (trombone)  (1981-84)

  2. Newton Symphony Orchestra (principle trombone)  (1980-83)