Dr. Dave Camwell is a distinguished, versatile and dynamic performer. He has been a Yamaha Performing Artist since 2004, a Rico Artist since 2009, and currently serves as Associate Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at Simpson College, Indianola, IA.
Camwell has received degrees from the University of Calgary (B.Mus, dual degree in Jazz Studies and Education, in collaboration with Jacksonville State University), the University of Northern Colorado (M.Mus, dual degree in Performance and Education), and the University of Oregon (D.M.A in Performance with a secondary emphasis in Jazz Studies).
Since 2008, Camwell has released three CDs on the Innova and Teal Creek labels - Aeterna (2008), Bach-Centric (2010), and the eponymous Oasis Quartet (2011). Each of these CDs has garnered considerable critical acclaim.
Camwell has over twenty publications available through Dorn Publications and the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Press, and his transcriptions have been performed across the world. He also writes a regular column for Saxophone Journal and has recorded two CD Master Classes for the publication - John Anthony Lennon's Aeterna (March/April 2007) and Mozart's Dissonance Quartet (January/February 2010). The Mozart Dissonance project garnered Camwell Simpson College's Distinguished Faculty Research Award in May, 2010.
Current projects include performing and recording with the Oasis Quartet with James Romain, Nathan Nabb, and James Bunte.