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david pate

Saxophonist, flutist David has been a longtime member of Sam River’s Rivbea All-star Orchestra, Liquid Bebop, Zappa repertoire band Bogus Pomp and avant-jazz group SHIM.

“His extraordinary technique is in service to blinding epiphanies of sound that soar to unexpected heights just as they plumb the darkest depths. His music demands attention, which it rewards thoroughly and generously.” – Bernie Freydburg, Creative Pinellas

“I pick up my instrument, turn off my mind, open the gate to the Sonic pathways, and let what’s inside come outside, hopefully surprising myself and the listener.” – David Pate

For this edition of Subtropics, David Pate will performing a world premiere solo improvisation on his saxophone as well as performing as a core member of the David Manson Quartet.

— Gustavo Matamoros, artistic director, Subtropics