Pianist, composer and educator Dave Meder is quickly becoming one of the prominent artists of his generation, known for a panoramic, genre-bending approach that has earned him slots in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition and the American Pianists Awards.
He has been described as “inventing his music freely, bringing honky-tonk, swing, blues, rock-and-roll — in other words a vibrant hybrid of the whole American spectrum — to bear…” (All About Jazz). His debut album, Passage (Outside In Music, 2019), is a dynamically interactive piano-trio outing boasting appearances by the generation-defining saxophonists Chris Potter and Miguel Zenón.
“inventing his music freely, bringing honky-tonk, swing, blues,
rock-and-roll—in other words a vibrant hybrid
of the whole American spectrum—to bear,
making for a sparkling debut full of exciting promise.”
“…[Meder sails] through diverse tempos and themes in a manner reminiscent of Oscar Peterson. The pianist’s fingers run circles around his musicians, seeming to leave lofty chemtrail-like spirals in the air.”