Dave Wilczewski > september 09
Dave Wilczewski, American saxophonist living in Stockholm over the past 25 years, passed away in september 2009.
Dave had to give up facing a brain tumor, which had kept him sick for almost 3 years. Dave received many treatments, which off and on helped him to get better, but he didn't make it.
Working with many groups on the road as well as in the recording studio, Dave was one of the most outstanding and coveted jazzsoloists in Sweden. He played with a melodic unique and personal style, which assembled many elements from different jazz and fusion areas. - Dave Wilczewski was only known to a limited Danish audience. Years ago he was in the DK with 'Music Spoken Here' and Lisa Nilsson.
New solo album release by Dave Wilczewski in 2006 "Room In The Clouds" on label Opus 3 Records
David Wilczewski's website
Dave Wilczewski has been performing with many outstanding musicians, such as:
Marvin Gaye, Roland Vazquez, Herbie Hancock, Steve Smith and Vital Information, Don Cherry, Kenny Wheeler, Michael Ruff, Al Koopers Band,
-And Scandinavian musicians like:
Anders Jormin, Ulf Adåker, Steve Dobrogosz, Lars Jansson, Lisa Nilsson, Bosse Broberg, Music Spoken Here, Eje Thelin, Georg Wadenius, Lennart Åberg, Bobo Stenson, Stina Nordenstam, Stakka Bo, Nils Landgren
Reviewe: From Review Digest about the finnish band ZetaBoo:
"Both the tour and new album feature a saxophonist David Wilczewski, and he really has impressed me with his high virtuosity on both live and on record! This wonderful US resident musician has been involved in various projects of Marvin Gaye, Lisa Nilsson, Roland Vazquez, Herbie Hancock, Don Cherry and Kenny Wheeler, to name but just a few! Although Mr. Wilczewski appears only in one of the album's pieces, the whole album contains very enjoyable music. "Hiisi/Dickens" was born when Mr. Saari took the drum beat from Mr.Timonen who felt first that the whole piece was a catastrophe because the drummer's part and it's time signature were totally different than what other players have.