For over three decades, award-winning Edmonton artist Dave Babcock has earned his reputation as one of Canada’s finest saxophonists, his soulful playing steeped in the living traditions of jazz and blues. Multi-instrumentalist, singer, bandleader, producer, musical director and clinician, he’s equally at home onstage or in the recording studio. Dave rose to prominence as a bandleader with his hard-swinging jazz group The Jump Orchestra in the early ‘90s, and later with his high-octane blues band The Nightkeepers, both ensembles he continues to front today.
“He’s a perfectionist with soul, a great communicator and collaborator.” — Peter North
Artistic Director – Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival
“Dave is incredibly versatile and always brings a great attitude. He is a wonderful ambassador for this city and province.” — Dr. Holger Petersen C.M, D. Litt
President – Stony Plain Records and Broadcaster – CBC and CKUA