Dave Lisik
Dave Lisik 


Canadian composer and trumpeter, Dr. David Lisik teaches jazz composition, arranging, theory and pedagogy at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, NZ. 
Dave’s diverse portfolio of compositions and arrangements includes 400+ works for jazz orchestra, small jazz groups, electro-acoustic combinations, orchestra, instrumental and vocal soloists, and various chamber ensembles. The Dave Lisik Orchestra, featuring Tim Hagans, Donny McCaslin and Matt Wilson, released a debut CD in early 2010 entitled Coming Through Slaughter, inspired by the novel of the same name by Canadian author Michael Ondaatje, and based on the legend of early jazz cornet player, Buddy Bolden. The Orchestra has two new projects underway, Origin of the Species and Metropolis, featuring Alex Sipiagin, Bob Sheppard, Dick Oatts and Matt Wilson.

Dave has composed, reccorded, produced and/or contributed to a number of albums for Rattle recently including, The Curse of the Queen's Diamond, Ancient Astronaut Theory and Journey / Hikoi (all featuring taonga puoro master Richard Nunns), Donated By Cantor Fitzgerald (with Colin Hemmingsen, Jorge Sosa, Tim Hopkins and Amy Rempel), Chatter (with Amy Rempel, Jason Tiemann and Jeremy Allen), Fate and the Processor (with Colin Hemmingsen), Enceladus (with Jorge Sosa), Invenium Viam (with Inbal Megiddo and Jorge Sosa), Stradivariazioni (with Martin Riseley and Diedre Irons), Beethoven Sonatas (with Inbal Megiddo and Jian Liu), and Rail 16.

Dave’s music has been performed and/or recorded in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe and Australasia by outstanding musicians including Alex Sipiagin, Tim Hagans, Donny McCaslin, Seamus Blake, Dick Oatts, Bob Sheppard, Luis Bonilla, John Fedchock, Matt Wilson, Steve Houghton, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Carl Allen, Kirk Whalum, The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra (Australia), Wellington Jazz Orchestra, Ron Paley Big Band, the Memphis Jazz Orchestra, University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One, University of Memphis Jazz Orchestra and many university, high school and middle school concert and jazz groups.
Dave completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition with a Jazz Emphasis at the University of Memphis.

Walkabout (with the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, featuring Alex Sipiagin and Bob Sheppard) is now available.
Students in Exile (with Alex Sipiagin and Seamus Blake), and Origin of the Species (with Alex Sipiagin) are due for release in 2013. 

Click here to read the Graham Reid/Elsewhere interview with Dave Lisik

 



 

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THE CURSE OF THE QUEEN'S DIAMOND
THE CURSE OF THE QUEEN'S DIAMOND
Dave Lisik, featuring Richard Nunns
CHATTER
CHATTER
Amy Rempel
DONATED BY CANTOR FITZGERALD
DONATED BY CANTOR FITZGERALD
Dave Lisik
ANCIENT ASTRONAUT THEORY
ANCIENT ASTRONAUT THEORY
Dave Lisik & Richard Nunns
FATE AND THE PROCESSOR
FATE AND THE PROCESSOR
Colin Hemmingson & Dave Lisik
STRADIVARIAZIONI
STRADIVARIAZIONI
Martin Riseley & Diedre Irons Psathas
INVENIUM VIAM
INVENIUM VIAM
Inbal Meggido, Jorge Sosa & Dave Lisik
ENCELADUS
ENCELADUS
Jorge Sosa & Dave Lisik
BEETHOVEN CELLO WORKS VOL 1
BEETHOVEN CELLO WORKS VOL 1
Inbal Meggido & Jian Liu
HIKOI | JOURNEY
HIKOI | JOURNEY
Richard Nunns, Paul Dyne & Dave Lisik
RAIL 16
RAIL 16
Dave Lisik
WALKABOUT
WALKABOUT
Dave Lisik & the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra