2006
09.02

headshotDave Fleschner, resident keyboardist with the Curtis Salgado Band for six years, performs routinely around the world.  Fleschner has performed with B.B. King, The Pointer Sisters, Steve Miller, The Mel Brown B-3 group and The Portland Symphony Orchestra, to name a few.  He has toured internationally with Curtis Salgad0, John Nemeth, Karen Lovely and Earl Thomas and has released several albums as a band leader.  Dave is in demand as a band-leader and as a side man, playing piano and Hammond B-3 with a deep understanding of American roots music.

“Very inventive and swingin’”  Mike Finnigan

“Dave is . . killin’ it on there. The songs are great!” – Curtis Salgado

“Fleschner has a strong vision’ and has more than demonstrated his abilities.” – Marty Hughley, The Oregonian

“Fleschner has his act wired tight, oozing soulful pulp all over the place.”  – John Chandler, Portland Tribune

“Dave plays with a vengeance and fury.”  – Bob Cooper, On-line Musicnet

“Dave has a unique musical voice.”  – Mary Burlingame, Host of Homegrown jazz on KMHD Radio 89.1fm

“Very versatile! Touring with soul man Curtis Salgado shows, and the jazz swings in a 21st Century way!”  – Tom D’Antoni, Editor, Oregon Music News

Muddy Awards:
2009 R&B Act of the Year – with Curtis Salgado
2006 Performance of the Year – A Concert For Curtis

Dave has recently been involved in theatre, arranging and leading the band through 1940′s wartime era “1945, A Christmas from Home” and for a revue of Patsy Cline music. He has also been arranging music for the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus for several years now.  Dave also owns and operates a project studio out of his home, where he acts as both producer and engineer for his own projects and numerous others. He teaches lessons and classes and has been a clinician at College and High School levels.

Dave has been profiled in JazzScene, The Statesman Journal, The Oregonian, Willamette Week, Postitively Entertainment & Dining, The Portland Tribune, and is a frequent guest performer on Homegrown Jazz with Mary Burlingame, a live broadcast from KMHD, the Portland area jazz radio station. His recorded performances and compositions can also be heard frequently on KMHD.

Discography:

As a primary member or leader:
The Dave Fleschner Trio, Creepin’ Up; 2010
Dave Fleschner, At Home; 2004
Zuppa, Walk Funky; 2004
The Dave Fleschner Trio, Just Like You; 2002
The Dave Fleschner Trio, Live at McPeet’s; 2002
Zuppa, Live at the Goodfoot; 2002
Groove Revelation, Grindin’; 2000
Runs Good, As Is; 2000
Groove Revelation, The Arch Cape Sessions; 1997

As a sideman:
Deep Roots volumes I through IX; annually from May 1998 to 2009
Ken Ollis, Confluence, 2009
Dave Milne, 2006
Eric Ferguson, Brachiocephalic Trunk; 2006
Elena Lunevskaya, DYX; 2006
Ben Fowler Quintet, The Pilgrimage; 2005
Chris Mayther Band, Big Blue Eyed Soul; 2005
Kenny Lavitz, Too Many Hats; 2005
Michael Partlow Four, 2005
Young Lions of Zion, Your Sanctuary; 2003
The Vantucky Diamonds, Rock House; 2002
Northwest Foundations, Compilation; 2001
Jane Wright, Synergy; 2000
Billy Hagen, You Should’a Been Pretty; 2002
Blake Woods and Monica’s Dress, Safe in Heaven Dead; 2000
D. Mark Jackson, 3 Years On; 1999

I am proud to use a Nord Stage 88EX and Quik-Lok keyboard stands.

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