for the Musicians' Portrait Project
Dave Young has recorded a number of CDs as leader: the JUNO award winning Fables and Dreams with co-leader Phil Dwyer (Justin Time Records); We Three with Phil Dwyer and Michele Lambert (torontosound.com) and Two by Two - Volumes 1 & 2 (1995 & 96) which featured Dave in duet performances with Oscar Peterson, Cedar Walton, John Hicks, Mulgrew Miller, Tommy Flanagan, Ellis Marsalis, Barry Harris, Kenny Barron, Renee Rosnes, Cyrus Chestnut and Oliver Jones. He also made the hit recordings Tale of the Fingers that featured Cedar Walton on piano with Barry Elmes on drums (Justin Time), and the quintet album, Mainly Mingus (Justin Time), which features Dave's arrangements of the music of Charles Mingus and Horace Silver.
In addition to club appearances, touring, recording and concert/festival performances, Dave is also a dedicated jazz educator: he has presented numerous jazz seminars and clinics. He is currently a member of the Jazz Department in the Faculty of Music at The University of Toronto.
Dave Young is a member of The Order of Canada - the country's highest and most prestigious civilian honour. He is also a repeat winner of the prestigious National Jazz Award "Bassist of the Year."
More about Dave Young is here ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/versionsoftruth/4151288958/ ) .