David Chenu, saxophonist and
clarinetist, is widely sought after as a performer,
educator, studio musician, and arranger with over two hundred performances a
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, was released in December of 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, 2005-6, 2006-7, and 2007-8
Austin Music Awards.
In addition to his
own band, you can also hear David performing regularly with many
other groups of all styles including Django Reinhardt influenced project,
jazz singer Seela and her band
Hot Jazz Caravan, and with nationally touring polka band Terry Cavanagh and the
Notable performances include a stint at
Disneyland Paris, performing for Jessica Simpson’s Instyle
wedding, opening for saxophone legend David “Fathead” Newman,
opening for drummer Jack DeJohnette,
opening and performing with Jimmie Vaughan, performing with
Texas Playboy Johnny Gimble, an official SXSW showcase, performing with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Lynyrd Skynyrd,
and performing with 10,000 Maniacs.
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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