Dave Camwell

Saxophonist Dr. Dave Camwell has received wide acclaim for his brilliant technique, poetic expression and innovative programming, with a repertoire that ranges from Baroque to contemporary to jazz. 

Having studied at the universities of Calgary, Jacksonville State, Northern Colorado and Oregon, Camwell is an active performer and clinician, having been guest artist at over forty universities throughout North America, as well as having won numerous awards, including 2nd-place in the 2000 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Jazz competition. He has performed with Norwegian Cruise Lines, at a variety of Jazz festivals, including Montreux and Brienz, Switzerland, and has also toured Taiwan with the Xplorium! Ensemble.  He has performed with the orchestras of Iowa, Minnesota, Pensacola, Des Moines and NW Florida, as well as being a featured soloist with the New York Central City Chorus.  

His extensive discography covers a wide repertoire and range of styles and includes releases on the Parma, Innova, Enharmonic, Teal Creek, and Mark labels. His latest release, “Second Wind” (Navona, 2019) features a great range of works for saxophone with a variety of accompaniment, with works from the Baroque to the Contemporary. 

He has been a member of a wide variety of commissioning projects, as well as personally leading consortiums that have resulted in new works by Marc Mellits, Robert W. Smith and David Deboor Canfield. 

Dave Camwell is Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Troy University in Alabama. He is a Yamaha, D'Addario, Beechler and Key Leaves Performing Artist with over thirty publications available through Jeanne, Dorn and UNC Jazz Press.

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