JazzPro Monster Series 7/25/22

Dave MacKenzie's Mind Meld Quintet

When musicians compliment each other, they use the term “monster.”  It’s the highest praise.  It means you are playing at the top of your game. ”

David MacKenzie is originally from the Atlantic City area where he studied with such local luminaries as George Mesterhazy, Bob Martin and Dennis Sandole in Philadelphia. After a tenure of lounge and show work he relocated to the Orlando area with his wife, Georgia, in 1989.

He has since played and arranged for such groups as Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band, Michael Andrew, Vivacity, the Orlando Jazz Orchestra, the Dr. Phillips Jazz Orchestra, Kalinka Klezmer and many funny-hat bands at theme parks.

His latest projects include teaming with the great John DePaola and his own Mind Meld Quintet featuring his original compositions.

Musician's all over the world know his arrangements to be logical and well presented.  Audiences know they are also fun to hear.  His sense of humor is ever present in every show, on a par with his musicianship.  He's a fun guy to hang with and to listen to.

"When I heard one of Dave's original compositions, I urged him to put a group together to play regularly at Blue Bamboo.  The group totally blew me away, shattering all my expectations."  Chris Cortez

Dave's next show at Blue Bamboo is on July 25, 2022.

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