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David Bernot is an accomplished saxophonist, doubler, composer, arranger, teacher and band leader based in Denver Colorado. 


As a freelance musician, David's style range is eclectic, ranging from Jazz and Musical Theater, to Funk and EDM (Electronic Dance Music). David works as a freelance gigging and session musician and books his own projects around Denver and Colorado. 

His debut album recording Never-Ending Cycle was released in March of 2022. The album features some of David's many original compositions performed by a quintet comprised of many of Colorado's notable musicians. The recording features Greg Gisbert on trumpet and flugelhorn in the front line, Tom Amend on piano and keyboards, Gonzalo Teppa on upright bass, and Michael De'Angelo on the drums. This project was released in collabotarion with Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club in Denver's label Nocturne Productions. 

David won 1st place in the 2022 International Jazz Award competition held in Carinthia Austria. He was also selected among participants from around the world as the "Audience's Favorite."David has also presented at the Jazz Education Network and North American Saxophone Alliance national conferences. Throughout his education David has won two ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award scholarships and three Downbeat student awards. 


David earned his Bachelors in Jazz Saxophone in 2016 from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. David also earned a performance certificate from the Lamont School of Music in 2017. He obtained his masters in Jazz Studies and Pedagogy at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he was also a Teaching Assistant for the Thompson Jazz Program in 2021. Currently David is attending the University of Northern Colorado for his doctorate in Jazz Composition, and working as a Teaching Assistant for the jazz program.


Some notable jazz musicians David has worked and performed with include, Carmen Bradford, Greg Gisbert, Remy Leboeuf, Wayne Bergeron, Lukas Gabric, Veronica Swift, Colin Stranahan, Shane Endsley, and Steve Wiest. 

David Bernot is committed to educating the next generation of jazz musicians. He teaches private lessons and works with jazz student groups through the program Colorado Conservatory of the Jazz Arts. He takes every opportunity possible to learn and understand the art form, so that he can pass down the legacy of the music in his playing and educating.

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