Pianist, composer, and educator Dave Meder is becoming one of the prominent musical voices of his generation, with fluid technique, novel rhythmic conception, an intuitive sense of musical drama, and a breadth of stylistic influences.

His works and artistic interests are varied, encompassing big band music, contrapuntal explorations of Thelonious Monk repertoire, Bach-influenced organ preludes, film music, rearrangements of traditional folk hymns, the fusion of jazz with American minimalism, and everything in between. The result, as Dave describes, is “an attempt to synthesize a new American music that is not genre-dependent…one that bridges traditional audience divides and acts as a metaphor for what we hope to achieve in our current society.”