Five Firsts: Dave Liebman of the Dave Liebman Big Band

NAME: Dave Liebman
BAND AFFILIATION: The Dave Liebman Big Band
INSTRUMENT: soprano sax

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … not sure of THE first, but something like “Herbie Mann at the Village Gate”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … at Birdland Xmas week of 1961, the Count Basie Big Band and Gerry Mulligan Nonet

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3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … piano, then clarinet

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … probably “Comin’ Home Baby” or “The Lady is a Tramp”

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … besides high school, the Dave Liebman Group – what else???

Sax master Dave Liebman leads his big band in concert to close out the 30th annual two-day Jazz at the Lake festival in Lake George’s Shepard Park at 4:15pm on Sunday (September 15). Admission is free. GO HERE for more info & the complete band schedule…

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