In this episode, saxophonist Dave Pollack talks about his journey as a musician balancing between gigging, teaching middle school band, and keeping up with …
Jazz Biz 101 Podcast Ep. #8: The Jazz Youtuber Educator Combo
In this episode, saxophonist Dave Pollack talks about his journey as a musician balancing between gigging, teaching middle school band, and keeping up with his YouTube channel (currently over 22,000 subs!). He shares his experience, advice, and insights on maintaining a consistent work ethic, building up a YouTube channel, and generating content.
Intro and outro song is “We See” by Thelonious Monk performed by Dave Pollack.
Dave Pollack is a New Jersey based saxophonist who has had the pleasure of performing with such musical greats as the Mingus Big Band and Orchestra, Richie Cole and his Also Madness Orchestra, Phil Woods, Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, and many others. Along with performing in the New York City area with his own band as well as in other groups, Dave has had the opportunity to perform around the world. He has toured Europe, Asia, and Australia performing with a wide variety of musical ensembles.
Along with being a performer, Dave is also passionate about teaching music. He continues to be an in-demand clinician and master class presenter at schools of all ages, and works as both a guest artist and faculty member at various music camps. He’s been teaching saxophone, flute, clarinet, and piano privately for many years and currently teaches remotely around the world. From 2010-2011 Dave was the Director of Jazz at The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ, and is presently the Instrumental Woodwind Specialist at the Cranbury School in Cranbury, NJ. His students have achieved great musical recognition, including being selected to perform in Region, All-State, and All-America Jazz Ensembles.
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