Photo: Bob Sauers
Dave Ballou, a composer and trumpet player, has released eight internationally recognized CD's as a leader for the SteepleChase record label and has performed or recorded with ensembles led by Maria Schneider, Andrew Hill, Dave Leibman, Joe Lovano, Sheila Jordan, Steely Dan, and many others. He has performed with ensembles such as the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Spokane Symphony and Boston Modern Orchestra Project. His work for solo trumpet, "Samskara" was commissioned by Jon Nelson of the Meridain Arts Ensemble. He earned a BM (magna cum laude) from Berklee College of Music in 1986 and a MA from the University of New Hampshire in 1991. Dave is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Music at Towson University. Dave has been a resident artist at the Litchfield Jazz Camp since 2007.