Dave Banks
David Banks has returned to the Northeast Ohio area after a twenty-year career in Las Vegas, Nevada. He performed in over 4000 shows there including numerous top production shows including six years with the "City Lights" Show at the Flamingo Hilton and the "Moulin Rouge" at the Las Vegas Hilton. He worked with virtually every major entertainer in show business on the famous Las Vegas Strip and also was a member of the renowned Lou Elias Relief Orchestra. He also found time to perform with the Nevada Symphony Orchestra, The Las Vegas Philharmonic, and the Nevada Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Banks was on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas serving as Trumpet Instructor and also for a time was Assistant Director of Bands as well. His educational experience also included 10 years as the Director of Music at Bishop Gorman High School. Since his return to the area, David has joined the faculty of Walsh Jesuit High School and is starting his third year teaching music and drama. He also has instantly become in demand as a lead trumpeter in Northeast Ohio. He performs regularly with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Unit, and the Ernie Krivda Fat Tuesday Big Band. Dave has served as Lead Trumpet in several shows at Playhouse Square, E.J. Thomas Hall, and Porthouse Theater performing for professional productions of "Beauty and the Beast," "Brigadoon," "Chicago," "Parade,""The Producers," "Ragtime," and "The Sound of Music." He now leads his own jazz big band, "The Dave Banks Big Band," made up of some of the finest professional musicians in Northeast Ohio. "It has been my desire to bring the sound of a roaring, professional big band to life here in Akron," Dave says. Dave Plays a 1sZ/2rL

Website: http://davebanksbigband.tripod.com/

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