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Dave Schulz – 7pm
Wednesday, January 15 @ 7:00 pm
Dave Schulz is an American keyboardist, vocalist, producer, composer and recording artist well known for his live and studio work with a wide range of artists including Andrew Cole, Andy Vargas, Angelo Moore, B-52’s, Berlin, Bernard Fowler, Bo Diddley, Bonnie Pointer, Bran Van 3000, Brooke Moriber, Carmen and Camille, Chambers Brothers, Cherie Currie, Claude Schnell, Daniel Lanois, Danny Saber, Durga McBroom, English Beat, Eric Sardinas, Esthero, Fastball, Fuel, Garry Shider / Andre Foxxe (P-Funk), Gary Oldman, General Public, Glenn Hughes, Goo Goo Dolls, Hensley, Ian Gillan, Jay-J, Jazz All-Stars w/ Phil Upchurch, Jean Michael Byron, John Blackwell, Justin Lanning, Katja Reickermann, Kristine W., Kristinia Debarge, Lee Sklar, Louis Conte, Maceo Parker, Macy Gray, Mesner, Mike Porcaro, Mitch Perry, Nick Simmons, Nik West, Nikka Costa, One Tribe Nation, Rick Springfield, Rusty Young, Ryan Cabrera, Sleepy Brown, Sonny Cool, Stacy Michelle, Steve Porcaro, Steven Bauer, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Dayne, The Fizzies, The Rembrandts, Tony Levin, Wang Chung, Warrant, When In Rome, and XYZ.
Music was a part of Dave Schulz’s life from the beginning. Born in Buffalo NY,his father wore two hats as pianist and conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He would seat Dave in the orchestra pit during performances as early as seven years old. Dave’s brother Robert would soon become a multiple Grammy-nominated classical percussionist,and his sister an accomplished rock/soul singer. Shortly after his father’s passing when Dave was 10,he suddenly took an interest in the piano that was sitting idly in the living room. Osmosis? Within six months Dave had mastered the C Sonata by Mozart,and began an obsession with XTC,Herbie Hancock,Yes,Todd Rundgren and of course,DEVO. Pretty diverse for an 11 year old. He clearly made the right choice. By the age of 17,he was one of the top keyboardists in his hometown,winning multiple awards consistently for seven years. Finally the big break came,when Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls called and left a simple message from sunny LA:“you wanna come out and tour with us for a year?” In a matter of one day Dave went from playing in front of 300 in a local Buffalo bar to playing Woodstock in front of 65000. This led to a two-and-a-half year relationship with the Goo Goo Dolls that took Dave around the world twice as touring keyboardist/vocalist for the “Dizzy Up The Girl” tour,the landmark album that spawned five top ten singles between 98 and 2000. That experience sealed his fate. Where else do you get to open up for the Rolling Stones?