The Dave Kain Group formed in 2001, led by Dave Kain on guitar, and featuring Rick Donato on drums, Jerry McDonald on bass, and Matt Garrison on saxophone. Their purpose was: to grow musically and artistically, and to write and perform original jazz.
Dave Kain studied at Suny Purchase, Berklee College of Music, and eventually received a bachelor’s degree in jazz improvisation from Five Towns College of Music. Dave has been fortunate to study with Joe Carbone, Joe Monk, Bill Farrish, Greg Bobulinski, Jack Wilkins, Jay Azzolina, and Chris Morrison. Dave has appeared on The Classic American Guitar Show and has appeared twice on WVOX radio as a featured artist. Dave's music is also about to be published in a book entitled The Jazz Guitarists Fakebook alongside other guitarists Sheryl Bailey, Jack Wilkins, Leni Stern, Doug Wamble, and Jesse Van Ruller.
Dave formed the Dave Kain Group to create a jazz band that would not be restricted to playing jazz standards but instead could flex its muscles with original jazz music. In 2002, the group released a demo entitled "The Kain Mutiny" and in 2005 they recorded "Citizen Kain", a full-length album. The recording of "Citizen Kain" proved to be a great learning experience for the group and helped them to gel both personally and artistically. Currently the band is rehearsing for their third CD that will include Matt Garrison, upright bass player Dylan Johnson, and notable artists Jon Cowherd, and Jeff Hirshfield.
The Dave Kain Group has played venues all over the tri state area including:
- The C Note
- The Red Eye
- The Watercolor Café
- The Chance
- The Garage
- The Knitting Factory
- The Village Lantern
- The Lion's Den
- Ellington's On Eighth (Washington DC)
- Chris Jazz Cafe (Philadelphia, PA)
The group has shared the stage with such notable NY musicians as: Jack Wilkins, Jon Cowherd, Jerry Z, Nick Russo, Sam Yahel, Jeff Hirshfield, Cary Brown, and Doug Munro.
- Voted Favorite Artist for week ending 10/21/06 on SkyJazz Internet Radio's "Discovery Artist Program".
Learn more about The Dave Kain Group... www.myspace.com/thedavekaingroup