David Halliday is a seriously busy man. Whether it’s playing, teaching, or producing, David really cares about the music and saxophone at the highest level. This week we sat down with David to chat about his career, his time spent studying with the great Joe Henderson and many other points that we know you’ll find very interesting and useful to your own lives as musicians. David is the Director of Jazz Studies at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. He is also an active recording artist and record producer. Halliday has produced or co-produced 18 albums and appears as a sideman on over 60 more. The list of artists he has performed with is impressive and includes such names as, David Archuleta, Sarah Uriatre Berry, Jeff Coffin, Eddie Daniels, Linda Eder, Kurt Elling, Ben Folds, The Four Tops, Galactic, Dizzy Gillespie, Larry Goldings, and Josh Groban.
In this episode we cover:
- What a day in David’s life looks like and how he keeps it all running.
- David’s time spent studying with the legendary, Joe Henderson.
- What David tells his college students when it comes to making it in this business.
- The four quadrants and what David will be focusing on this year.
- Our 5 famous questions!