Dave Pell
Best known as the leader of The Dave Pell Octet, Dave Pell has recorded over thirty albums with his band.

He also recorded 1 CD with his group Prez Conference in celebration of Lester Young featuring "Sweets" Edison and Joe Williams.

Dave's other credits encompass the full scope of the professional music industry from sideman to bandleader, music publisher, producer, jazz musician, label owner and music supervisor for many films. Read More...


New projectDave Pell - Havin’ Fun” by Jim Mackrell, a biography of the fabulous musical life of legendary saxophone player, Dave Pell.

“Havin’ Fun” will encompass all of David’s life from birth in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York, through the Big Band era where he was an acclaimed sideman with some of the great bands of the century, to his Octet that literally changed the face of West Coast jazz, and on to his days as one of the top record producers in the country. Read more...

Get the sounds of Dave Pell

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Jazz/Swing/Big Band

Buy Arrangement's
Dave Pell Octet/
Prez Conference

Featured Articles

Jazz Wax
articles by Marc Myers
Interview: Dave Pell
Dave Pell on Don Fagerquist

articles by Doug Ramsey
56 Years Of Rust: Pell Rescues Prez's Horn

Prez And Pell Correspondence, Illustrated