Dave Kluge is a multifaceted bassist, composer, and educator based in Rochester, N.Y. As an active freelance bassist, he performs with several groups 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 Big Band.

Dave holds a BM in Music Education with a concentration in Jazz Studies from SUNY Fredonia and a MS 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 school 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 in the following groups as well as others:

Dave Kluge Quartet

Fleeting Frame

Normal People

The Russell Scarbrough SOUL JAZZ Big Band

Brad Batz Group

Silver Arrow Band