Dave Panico

Dave Panico

  Coffee House Stage on Saturday at 11:00AM

Considered "One of the Best" by US Smooth Jazz, Dave Panico is an extraordinary saxophonist who captivates his fans with his soaring melodies and heartfelt performances. From the very first note, his music and passion will take you on a journey to places you've never been before. His soul-stirring saxophone playing has the power to touch the very core of your being.

Dave's unique style and influences set him apart from other artists in the industry. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of jazz legends and contemporary greats, he blends compelling melodies, strong rhythms, and transcendent improvisations to create a truly dynamic and melodic sound.

Growing up, Dave's musical journey began with his father's influence and a collection of 1940s big band recordings. As he delved into the world of jazz, he was inspired by the likes of Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, and Pete Fountain. In high school, he embraced his jazz influence and started playing the saxophone in the school jazz band. Over the years, he expanded his musical horizons, listening to artists such as Spyro Gyra, Tower Of Power, Earth Wind And Fire, Chuck Mangione, and Return To Forever. These diverse influences, along with his love for rock and metal, shaped his desire to bring excitement, variety, and energy to his music.

Dave's talent and dedication have been recognized with prestigious awards. He received the Instrumental Artist of the Year Award at both the 2015 King Cat Music Awards and the 2007 Kansas City Christian Music Awards. He was also nominated for the Instrumental Artist of the Year Award in 2008 by IndieHeaven-Momentum Awards in Nashville, TN. His third album, "Tasty Treat," has garnered praise from fans around the world.

Beyond his musical accomplishments, Dave envisions his music as a source of encouragement, healing, and upliftment for listeners. His instrumental jazz Christian music aims to reach the depths of the soul, where words may fall short. With a passion for ministering to others through his music, Dave's mission is to touch hearts and open doors to healing and transformation. He has used his music to support various causes, including helping battered women, sexually abused children, and the homeless.

Dave's discography includes "Tasty Treat," "JoyRid'N," and "Soar." with single releases "Rising UP" and "Hang'n With The Breeze". His performances are characterized by his unwavering dedication and the passion he pours into each note. Whether playing for a small audience or a large crowd, Dave gives his all, leaving an indelible impression on everyone fortunate enough to experience his music.

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