David Jarvis

David Jarvis's Biography

Professor David Jarvis is the Coordinator of Percussion Studies at Washington State University and has performed internationally in both classical and jazz arenas. He is one of the members of Jazz Northwest (The WSU Faculty Jazz Group) and has traveled around the country giving workshops and clinics in jazz and classical performance.

He was Principal Timpanist with the Washington-Idaho Symphony for over 20 years and Principal Percussionist for the Oregon Coast Music Festival Orchestra. He is the co-founder and leader of the popular jazz group, the Dozier-Jarvis Trio, in addition to co-member of the trumpet and percussion duo, Cameradschaft. He also specializes in solo literature written for percussion and electronic sound and has performed concerts all around the country.

Mr. Jarvis is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and NAfME, and is an artist and clinician for the Yamaha Corporation. His compositions are published by Southern Music Company, Honeyrock Publishing Company, C. Alan Publications, and Activist Music (distributed by Hal Leonard). In addition to his percussion duties, Mr. Jarvis teaches the History and Social Analysis of Rock Music course.

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