Hailing from New Hampshire, David Milazzo is being recognized as an in-demand saxophonist and woodwind player within the New York music scene.
He has performed with Jon Faddis, Ulysses Owens Jr, George Garzone, Bill Charlap, Sean Jones, Jamie Cullum, Ambrose Akinmusire and many more. He was awarded the Presidential Scholarship at Berklee College of Music in 2012 and graduated in 2015 with a Performance Degree, and soon after moved to New York in the Fall later that year. After being in New York for a year He then attended The Juilliard School from 2016 to 2018 earning a Masters of Music Degree in Jazz Studies. He has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Bern Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Cancun International Music Festival, The Blue Note, Dizzys Club Coca-Cola, Zinc Bar, Fat Cat, Smalls Jazz Club, DROM, and more. He has performed in all around the US, as well as Japan, Mexico, Canada, and Europe.
As well as being a busy performer, David teaches regularly, having taught at the New York Jazz Academy, iSchool of Music, and in private studio settings. He is well versed in both classical and jazz and there related fields, and is adept in clarinet, flute, and the family of saxophones. In his teachings on how to improvise in the realm of jazz/funk/etc, he often emphasizes the importance of historical relevance to the music, and it’s relationship to history of the music, the respective instrument, and the place it has held and where it is going. David is an avid arranger and composer, having dealt with a variety of ensembles in many styles of music, and writing music of his own for all types of groups.
As a recent graduated of The Juilliard School, he is working on his first album, writing new music and making his mark on the scene in New York and around the world. David is a Conn-Selmer Artist and Yanagisawa Japan artist since 2012, and uses Vandoren equipment.