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Dave Restivo

Dave Restivo

Dave Restivo (piano) is one of canada’s most respected and influential jazz artists, well-known for his work with Rob McConnell’s The Boss Brass and Tentet, the Mike Murley Quintet, and legendary songwriter Marc Jordan.

He has also performed and recorded with Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie, Mel Torme, Pat LaBarbera, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, David Clayton-Thomas, Molly Johnson, Moe Koffman, Joe LaBarbera, Curtis Fuller, Phil Dwyer, Ed Bickert, Don Thompson, Guido Basso, Joe Lovano, Jeff Hamilton, Jeff Healey, Alex Acuna, P.J. Perry, Trudy Desmond, Sheila Jordan, Dave Young, Donny McCaslin, Metalwood, Charles McPherson, Memo Acevedo, Dave Valentin, Luis Conte, and many others.

David Restivo has served on the music faculty at the Banff Centre for the Arts and St. Francis Xavier University, and currently teaches at Humber College and the University of Toronto.

David is a three time winner of the National Jazz Awards ” Pianist of the Year” Award, and is listed in the current edition of Canadian Who’s Who.


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“It’s You Or No One”   Dave Restivo(p), Jim Vivian(b), Alyssa Falk(d)


“Hymn To Freedom”   Dave Restivo(p), Steve Wallace(b), Daniel Barnes(d)


“Two Umas”   Dave Restivo(p), Jim Vivian(b), Alyssa Falk(d)