David Binney – Saxophonist,Composer,Producer
Acclaimed as a considerable and highly individual compositional talent, saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific jazz musicians on the scene today. Winning praise from critics and colleagues alike, David was singled out by JazzTimes as one of a handful of “players who have created an alternative jazz scene… all of whom are playing adventurous, original music.”
David’s distinctive saxophone sound and innovative compositions have been heard from basement clubs in New York to jazz festivals in Europe and the world. In addition to his extensive work as a leader, he has been sought after as a sideman, appearing on record with Medeski, Martin & Wood, Uri Caine’s Mahler Project, and hundreds of others. David has also appeared on stage with Aretha Franklin, at Carnegie Hall, and with Maceo Parker, to name a few. He has produced all of his own 22 albums, and many others including two of the Lost Tribe releases, Scott Colley’s The Architect of the Silent Moment, and 8 Donny McCaslin releases, including the highly acclaimed Casting For Gravity, Fast Future, and Beyond Now.
He also put together and produces the band that became the band on David Bowie’s Blackstar.
David started his record label, Mythology Records, in 1998.
He has won the DownBeat Critics Poll 3 different times in the Alto Saxophone category. And placed in Producer, Album etc.. As well as in the JazzTimes polls and polls worldwide.
He has had front cover features in DownBeat, JazzTimes, and many other publications.
“David Binney possesses one of the most original minds in contemporary music.”
“Add David Binney’s dynamic voice on saxophone and his great writing to the chorus of creators re-invigorating jazz.”
– The Montreal Gazette
“…a strikingly original composer, leader, conceptualist.”
David was born in Miami, Florida and raised in Southern California and has lived in NYC for 35 years.