Dave Kluge is a multifaceted bassist, composer, and educator based in Rochester, N.Y. As an active freelance bassist, he performs with several ensembles in the Rochester area and enjoys collaborating with musician friends in a diverse range of projects. As a composer, he has been commissioned by The Penfield Music Commission Project and has written for All-County orchestras as well as professional and student jazz ensemble, quartet, orchestra and choir. His composition View From The Bridge was premiered at the 2013 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival by the Eastman Community Music School’s Educators Band.
Dave studied jazz and classical bass and guitar while earning his Bachelors degree at SUNY Fredonia. He holds a Masters degree in Music Education from Nazareth College. From 2007-2013 he taught instrumental music in the West Irondequoit Central School District. Since 2013, he has taught in the Rush-Henrietta Central School District as the senior high Orchestra Director. Dave and his wife Holly live in the Rochester area with their two sons where they enjoy writing music together in a duo called Fleeting Frame.
Dave performs with the following groups as well as others:
Dave Kluge Quartet – A jazz quartet performing original compositions by Dave
Fleeting Frame – Acoustic folk duo
Normal People – A modern 6-piece jazz group doing covers, but not what you’d expect
Brad Batz Group – Jazz duo through big band providing live music for any occasion
Silver Arrow Band – Voted one of the country’s best party bands
The Seabreezers – Rochester’s own surf/garage rock and 60’s group