Dave Robinson

Dave Robinson is an active jazz performer, historian, and educator. On trumpet, cornet, valve trombone, and vocals, he has played and toured with the top traditional and swing bands in the Washington DC area for over 30 years. He is the founder of the Traditional Jazz Educators Network (TJEN), is Past President of the American Federation of Jazz Societies (AFJS), and has produced the Smithsonian's Jazz Concert Series. Mr. Robinson has directed the internationally-acclaimed Capital Focus Jazz Band youth learning program since 1988. He helped to launch the Traditional Jazz Youth Band Festival in Sacramento, where he serves as clinician, lecturer and adjudicator, and he has also served on the faculty of the STJS Trad Jazz Youth Camp in the Sierra Nevada mountains. He hosted "The French Quarter" on XM Satellite Radio for three years. Mr. Robinson is currently producing the Traditional Jazz Curriculum Kit for national distribution.