David Bernot

DSC_0030David Bernot is a saxophonist, woodwind doubler, educator and composer/arranger in Denver Colorado. His passions lie in Jazz, Funk, Latin, and Classical music and he has a strong interest in improvisation and new original music. Along with his main instruments in the saxophone family, David performs on the bassoon, flute, clarinet, and EWI. Starting his endeavor for a mastery of music in Gilbert, Arizona on the saxophone at the age of ten, David participated in many youth jazz groups based in Arizona such as Young Sounds of Arizona and the ASU and SCC summer jazz camps before coming to Denver to attend the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. As a performer he has been featured at Gates Hall (Newman Center) and the Mercury Café in Denver for winning the Lamont Solo Jazz Honors Competition and the Lamont Jazz Chamber Honors Competition in two consecutive years. David has also played in many concert hall venues in Denver and Phoenix, including the Newman Center, Kerr Cultural Center, the Musical Instrument Museum, and commercial venues such as the PACE cultural center, Cervantes and the Fox Theater. David plays woodwinds for Inspire Creative Inc. musical productions and for Nebula Ensemble, and saxophone for Denver’s merengue/bachata dance band Los Lunaticos, and also freelances on all of his instruments in a multitude of musical styles. As a teacher David runs a private studio, and is woodwind/music staff for Rock Canyon High School’s 2015 season marching band. He has also done clinics in jazz music for the Rock Canyon High School and Cherry Creek High School jazz programs. As a composer David has had two pieces win premieres as part of the Lamont Made composition competition, has had a full scale big band work “Night Rider” performed by the Lamont Jazz Orchestra, and regularly performs his own compositions and arrangements.