David Fernandez Quartet in ‘Jazz Encounters’ at the WDNA Jazz Gallery


December 8, 2023    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jazz Encounters features a live performance by our guest artists, followed by a jam session with a focus on Jazz education, hosted in the WDNA Jazz Gallery, and co-produced by Nicole Yarling and the JECC. We kindly ask that you wear a mask while inside the WDNA building. Tickets are $0 – $20 here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-encounters-ft-david-fernandez-tickets-704877667077?aff=oddtdtcreator

December’s Jazz Encounters features saxophonist David Fernandez. David will be joined by Martin Bejerano on Keys, Tom Lippincott on Guitar, and Lucas Apostoleris on Drums. David Fernandez began his career as a jazz musician in Miami, Florida. He first studied jazz at Miami Senior High School under the direction of Dr. Brian Leavell. He earned an invitation to New York to perform with the McDonald’s All-American High School Band his senior year. He also won an honorable mention from Downbeat Magazine for best high school performer, and won first place for Best Original Composition.

Praised by the Regions Music as “one of Miami’s most startlingly original voices in jazz. His technical fluency and ease of expression on the saxophone are matched with a supple and gorgeous tone; his solos often develop into pleasing deluges of romanticism, backed up with broad harmonic intelligence and a wealth of ideas.” Upon graduation, he enrolled at the University of Miami and earned his Bachelor’s Degree. Shortly after, he continued his studies at Florida International University under the direction of Gary Campbell and completed his Master’s Degree. After the concert is an open jam. Students! Be sure to score one of the limited free student tickets. WDNA members pay a discounted ticket and must show a valid WDNA Member Card at the door. For more info and tickets, please visit: www.wdna.org The best parking is across (on the south side) Coral Way in the residential section. Please DON’T park in the small lot, those spaces are for the musicians and WDNA staff. (Miami)