ABOUT THE CD: 'ONE' features ten original compositions by Austin based saxophonist David Chenu and his group. 'ONE' was released in 2003. All songs were composed and arranged by David Chenu, except Without Words, which was composed by guitarist Jacob Wise. David Chenu, saxophone Jacob Wise, guitar Alex Scott, bass Jason Friedrich, drums ___ ABOUT DAVID: David Chenu, saxophonist and clarinetist, is widely sought after as a performer, educator, and arranger with over two hundred performances a year. His jazz ensemble, The David Chenu Quartet, performs in many popular jazz venues and festivals, as well as numerous concerts, clinics, and private events. Their first CD, simply titled "ONE", was released in 2003, and features all original compositions. Their second CD, 'TWO', also of all original music, is due out in late 2006. David and his group have been voted as one of the top ten horn players and jazz bands respectively in the Austin Chronicle's 2002-3, 2003-4, 2004-5, and 2005-6 Austin Music Awards. In addition to his own band, you can also hear David performing regularly with many other groups of all styles including Olivier Giraud's Django Reinhardt influenced project, Paris 49, jazz singer Seela and her band Torch, and with nationally touring polka band Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express. Notable performances include a stint at Disneyland Paris, performing for Jessica Simpson's Instyle wedding, opening for saxophone legend David "Fathead" Newman, opening and performing with Jimmie Vaughan, performing with Texas Playboy Johnny Gimble, and performing with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Lynyrd Skynyrd. After two Texas All-State appearances in high school, David was the recipient of a full scholarship to the prestigious University of North Texas School of Music and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in jazz performance in 2000.
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