David Neves Group
Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere on bass
Greg Duncan on guitar
Willy Rodriquez on drums
Jake Sherman on piano
David Neves is a jazz trumpet player and a graduate of Berklee College of Music. He has been playing music for the past 12 years, and his interests peaked when first he heard Miles Davis’s album “Miles Ahead” when he was 15. During his time at Berklee he was selected to be part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and had the honor of studying and playing with some of the best musicians in the world, such as Danilo Perez, Ben Street, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Wayne Shorter, Terri Lynne Carrington, and Dave Liebman. He was also the winner of Jazz Solo Competition at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in 2010.
While David is fully aware of the tradition in this music, he is constantly striving for a new sound and fresh ideas. His main influences include anyone from Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis, to Nicholas Payton, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Steve Lehman. Over his career so far, David has had the pleasure of playing all over the world including Sydney, Australia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Martha’s Vineyard, and festivals including the Newport Jazz Festival, the Panama Jazz Festival, and the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival.
Recently, David has recorded with the Mario Castro Quintet on Mario’s debut album “Primavera” on Inner Circle Music. He is currently performing around the Boston area, and completing his graduate studies at New England Conservatory where he is studying with Laurie Frink and John McNeil.