Performance History

Dave Fleschner performs routinely around the world. He has performed with Grammy Winning artists: B.B. King, The Pointer Sisters, Steve Miller, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Bobby Rush, Chubby Carrier  and The Portland Symphony Orchestra. He has toured internationally with Curtis Salgado, John Nemeth, Kara Granger, Karen Lovely, Earl Thomas and United by Music North America. Fleschner’s song “I Want to love you” was in contention for Grammy Nomination by two different artists in the same year.  He has released several albums as a band leader – and countless albums as a producer, sideman and band member.  In demand as a producer, composer, songwriter, orchestrater, arranger, music director, side man and educator, Fleschner’s music displays a deep understanding of American roots music.

Very inventive and swingin’ Mike Finnigan – Master Organist/Pianist
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
Dave 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, 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

Dave is known as both a pianist and as a Hammond B-3 organ player and performs in a variety of styles. Dave has performed with countless Grammy – Winning artists, jazz masters, rock stars, blues icons, soul legends, as well as the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Some of the talent Dave has shared the stage with include: B.B. King, The Pointer Sisters, Steve Miller, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan, Charlie Musselwhite, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Chubby Carrier, Curtis Salgado, Kim Wilson, Johnny Rawls, Bobby Rush, Jeff Tyzik, Charles Floyd, Mel Brown, Bobby Torres, Rob Scheps, Willie “Big-Eyes” Smith, Jason Ricci, Kenny Neal, Shamekia Copeland, Sugar Ray Rayford, John Gross, Warren Rand, Ural Thomas, Eden Brent, Lloyd Jones, Alan Hager, JJ Thames, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Annika Chambers, Dan Navarro, Karen Lovely, Dan Balmer, Alan Jones, Paul Delay, Valerie Day, Chris Mayther, Sherman Robertson, Phillip Walker, Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones, Ben Rice, Kathy Walker, Shelly Rudolph, Gary Burford, Duffy Bishop, Monti Amundson, Rubberneck (Sabroso) and many others. You can currently find Dave playing with a variety of different acts and hosting “Dave’s Lowdown Jam” Monday nights at Catfish Lou’s.

Dave’s theatre and film credentials are also wide ranging. His partnership with playwright, Wayne Harrell, has resulted in three different musicals: “Buried Fire,” “Just This One,” and “Gospel Blues.” He has composed music for Documentaries and short films, Notably by renowned Canadian filmmaker Boris Ivanov.  He arranged and led the band through 1940′s wartime era “1945, A Christmas from Home” . He has been in the pit orchestra for Jesus Christ Superstar, Always Patsy Cline, and for many of the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus shows. He has also written multiple orchestrations and arrangements for the PGMC, many of which were featured in a concert devoted to his compositions. He is the music director for the award winning 501c3 non-profit – United by Music North America – a performance organization serving the Neoro-diverse  musician community.

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 through Clackamas Community College and Backbeat Music Academy, and has been a clinician at College and High School levels.

Dave has been profiled in JazzScene, The Statesman Journal, The Oregonian, Willamette Week, The Cascade Blues Association’s “Bluesnotes.”  Postitively Entertainment & Dining, The Portland Tribune, Mighty Mouth Blues, The Times Standard, All About Jazz 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.


Dave Fleschner endorses Nord Keyboards and Quicklock keyboard stands. He brought the Nord Stage EX to blues festivals internationally before the blues stages had adopted Nord as one of the leading “Blues” keyboards. After shows, Fleschner can be found showing off his favorite sounds and user settings.

Dave with the Crow BandWith Ants in the Kitchen