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Dave Bargeron is a versatile low-brass jazz artist hailing from Athol, Massachusetts, USA.

He won his first lead trombone job playing with Clark Terry's Big Band and from 1968-1970 played Bass Trombone and Tuba with Doc Severinsen's Band. In 1970, he joined "Blood, Sweat and Tears." Dave's recording and concert schedule worldwide with BS&T includes eleven albums. A break in their schedule allowed Dave to join the Gil Evans Orchestra in 1972 and he remains a member of that Orchestra currently led by Gil's son, Miles Evans.

After leaving Blood, Sweat & Tears, Dave became both a sought-after recording musician in New York City and a well-known jazz artist. He also records with many artists playing diverse musical styles that range from pop albums with Paul Simon, Mick Jagger, James Taylor and Eric Clapton to jazz albums with Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Sanborn and Pat Metheny. Dave has often toured and recorded as a long-time member of the

• • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band from Switzerland
  • George Russell Living Time Orchestra
  • Bob Mintzer Band
  • Rabih Abou-Kahlil Group
  • Birdland Big Band
  • Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth Band
  • Michel Camilo Big Band

Howard Johnson's "Gravity", the 6-tuba group of which Dave is a proud Charter Member since 1968



Barge Burns….Slide Flies  (Trombone)    Mapleshade Records 1995
TubaTuba with Michel Godard (Tuba)   Enja Records  2001
TubaTuba II released November 2003
B.R.A.V.O. Duets With Myself, 2012



Blood Sweat & Tears  Live and Improvised and 9 previous BS&T albums
1989 Grammy award-winning Gil Evans album Bud & Bird
Live at Montreux with Miles Davis and Quincy Jones  (with both the Gil Evans Band and the George Gruntz Orchestras)
ReBirth of the Cool with Gerry Mulligan
Dance of Passion with Johnny Griffon
One More Once with Michel Camillo
Gravity and Right Now with Howard Johnson
The Birthday Concert and Word of Mouth with Jaco Pastorius
Big Bad Concert Live at Carnegie Hall with Clark Terry
Incredible Journey with Bob Mintzer
Prairie Home Companion radio show with Garrison Keillor. -- Was a regular in the “Coffee Club Orchestra” on the weekly show  1989 – 1995.  Playing trombone and tuba, Dave has been featured on many shows up to the present.
1989 NARAS Most Valuable Player Award on Trombone
Jim Henson’s Sesame Street  (Children’s Television Workshop) --  Dave  plays the ‘voice’ of the character Telly’s Tuba since its inception.
Chicago, The Drop Dead Musical on Broadway – has featured Dave on Lead Trombone from 1996 to the present
Dave continues to record commercial jingles for television, radio,  network themes and movies as well as recordings for singers and other musicians
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