A native of Montreal, alto/baritone saxophonist and composer Dave Turner has been a mainstay of the city’s jazz scene since the early 1970’s. He has performed extensively with his own groups at every major Jazz festival in Canada as well as many prominent clubs on the international jazz scene in such places as New York, Liège, Brussels, Paris and Amsterdam.
Dave Turner has been a featured soloist and lead alto saxophonist with the Vic Vogel Big Band since 1979.
In 1996, Dave Turner was honoured as “Alto Saxophonist of the Year” by Jazz Report magazine. A prolific recording artist, he has released a total of ten albums under his own name, critically acclaim across Canada, the U.S., and Europe. “Café Alto”, recorded in 1987, was nominated for a Juno.
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