In conjuction with the music faculty at various local schools, these programs present workshops for the children, to educate them in the history of the blues and provide them with the opportunity to learn to sing or play several traditional blues songs, under the tutilage of professional blues musicians, over a series of sessions.
The workshops culminate in the children performing their songs at various community events and fairs. Children from the Blues in the Schools program perform at Bluesfest.
"Dr. Dave" has performed at Ottawa Bluesfest with the Maria Hawkins band, as well as with Maria and the students from the Blues in the Schools program.
In 2001 "Dr. Dave" and Maria performed on the Main, Acoustic and
Gospel stages during Bluesfest.
Guitarist for several musical productions, including
Hello Dolly, and Carousel.
Bassist in this Dixieland jazz quintet.
Guitarist for the East Side Players, a band with a 200 song repertoire
that included rock, country and disco.
Jazz Program, 1979
John XXIII Boys Choir
For further details reqarding "Dr. Dave's" professional experience,
please refer to his Biography.