Dave Drury and Dave Captein Concert, "Strollin' the Waterfront"
Submitted Press Release
PRESS RELEASE: DAVE DRURY AND DAVE CAPTEIN CONCERT, “STROLLIN’ THE WATERFRONT”
SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2009 AT 3:00 PM
Popular northwest guitarist David Drury will take us “Strollin’ the Waterfront”, when he and remarkable bassist Dave Captein perform together at 3:00 p.m., for the July 19th concert at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center, located at 16th Street and Franklin Avenue. The concert will focus on Drury’s original compositions, many of which have been inspired by Astoria’s waterfront and the Columbia River, and will feature the tune “Strollin’ the Waterfront”, as well as jazz standards and contemporary songs.
David Drury is most frequently referred to as a jazz guitarist. Though he is well known for his ability to improvise and play jazz, his music is influenced and inspired by many years playing rock, blues, jazz, country, classical, swing, big band standards and show tunes. With over 40 years experience as a professional guitarist, songwriter and singer, he has become a versatile and contemporary musician. In the Northwest region, he has been performing regularly at Astoria Golf and Country Club for over 20 years. Additional venues include concerts at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center, River Theater, Liberty Theater, Astoria and Portland area restaurants and nightclubs, as well as a variety of public and private social events and recording dates.
David Drury began playing professionally in the early 1960’s. Upon graduation from Phoenix College he attended Arizona State University as music a major. He has performed in much of the U.S., including engagements at major night clubs, concert halls and resorts in Los Angeles, California, Phoenix, Arizona, Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon. His credentials also include recordings with a number of bands and artists in Phoenix, Tucson, Los Angeles, and Portland.
Other notable performances include concerts on two occasions with the Phoenix Symphony, one under the direction of David Rose and again with Percy Faith conducting.
In 1969, he and the group he worked with contracted with R.C.A. Records and moved to L.A. where they recorded a nationally released album entitled “Myrth,” which contained 10 original songs. The single, “Gotta’ Find A Way” was listed in Billboard Magazine’s poll for several weeks. Following a period of performing and writing, Drury recorded another album of original material in 1975 at Lee Furr’s Studio in Tucson, Arizona.
He moved to the Astoria area in 1983 and built a house. Currently he divides his time between performing, writing and recording music, and is in his 18th year offering private instruction in guitar at Clatsop Community College.
Dave Captein is an accomplished performer on both string bass and bass guitar, having worked as a professional musician for over 30 years in the Pacific Northwest. A Portland native, he studied with Alice Leyden (Portland Opera Orchestra), Herman Jobelmann (Principal, Oregon Symphony), Ring Warner, James Harnett (Principal, Seattle Symphony) and Chuck Deardorf (Seattle Jazz Bassist). A music graduate of Western Washington University and the University of Washington, where he was awarded a composition scholarship, Dave has performed in a broad range of situations, from symphonic performances to studio and club work, as well as many jazz concerts and festivals around the country and in Europe. He has worked with many well known jazz artists, and is currently working with Tom Grant. He freelances in the Portland area, and is a very active member of the music community there, frequently appearing in the city’s many clubs and concert venues, as well as recording studios. He is a favorite choice for the region’s many bandleaders and always in demand for his solid sound, time and feel, as well as his inspired soloing abilities. He has played on numerous local artists’ CD’s, as well as nationally distributed releases by Tom Grant and Jessica Williams. He has also been a long time instructor, having taught at the University of Oregon for 10 years, he now teaches privately from his home in S.E. Portland.He has appeared with such diverse and notable artists as Mose Allison, Richie Cole, Tal Farlow, Art Lande, Red Holloway, Ernestine Anderson, Jack Sheldon, Nu Shooz, Marlena Shaw, Frankie Avalon, Jeff Clayton, Paul McCandless, Larry Coryell, Andy Narell, Jerry Hahn, Dave Frishberg, Randy Brecker, Steve Million, Ron Miles, Rick Braun, Kenny Drew Jr., Jessica Williams (appearing on 5 of her CD’s), Joey De Francesco, Eric Alexander, Pete Christlieb, Gary Smulyan, Ron Eschete, Bud Shank, Ingrid Jensen, Jackie Naylor, Bobby Shew, Wynton Marsalis, Dick Hyman, Ken Peplowski and local luminaries such as Ron Steen, Mel Brown, Dan Balmer, Gary Hobbs and Rebecca Kilgore.