President, Founder - Austin School of Music / Rock Camp USA
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Bands: Dave Sebree Band, Beto and the Fairlanes
Kudos: Founder - Austin School of Music / Rock Camp USA
Owner - ASM Studios
Gibson Guitars - Endorsee
"Best Jazz Band" - Native Sun - Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll - 4 consecutive years
ASM Studios - "Listener’s Choice Award" - Master of Disaster - John Hiatt - Surround Music Awards - 2005
Dog on a Roof - Debut CD - 2009
Dave Sebree, President and founder of the Austin School of Music and Rock Camp USA, also has a wide and highly regarded body of experience as a guitarist, bandleader, producer, recording artist and teacher.
Over the course of his professional career, Dave has performed throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. He is currently the leader of the Dave Sebree Band, which released a debut CD for Flying Fox Records in 2009. His previous ensemble, Native Sun, was voted “Best Jazz Band” for an unprecedented four consecutive years in the prestigious Austin Chronicle Readers’ Poll.
In his more than 30 years in the business, Dave has worked with such stylistically diverse artists as Double Trouble, Doyle Bramhall, Eric Johnson, Bob Schneider, Beto and the Fairlanes, Terry Bozzio, Martha Reeves, The Four Tops, Van Wilks, Trish and Darin Murphy, Lisa Tingle, Vallejo, Pat Mastellado (King Crimson), Stephen Bruton, The Classics Four and the legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, to name a few. He is also endorsed by Gibson guitars.
Sebree took a hiatus from touring in order to form the Austin School of Music in 1995. The school teaches all styles of music and has grown to employ some 50 Austin musicians, with an enrollment of over 1,700 students. The Austin School of Music curriculum is unique in two respects: lessons and classes are taught by professional working musicians who bring their real-world experiences to the table; and the school’s popular Rock Camp USA Austin culminates in a live performance by the participating student bands at Antone’s, Austin’s world-famous blues club. The camp has received such high acclaim that it is now spreading country-wide, as Rock Camp USA, with new locations opening each year.
Dave also owns the award-winning ASM Studios, a state of the art 48-track surround sound analog and digital studio on ASM’s South Austin campus. ASM Studios won the "Listener’s Choice Award" for Master of Disaster by John Hiatt [New West] at the Surround Music Awards in 2005. ASM Studios also mixed the 2005 Alligator Records release of Marcia Ball’s Grammy Award nominated Live! Down the Road. Other notable releases include New West Records Live From Austin DVD series: Eric Johnson, Dwight Yoakum, Johnny Cash, Son Volt, Steve Earle, John Hiatt; Marcia Ball - So Many Rivers, Doyle Bramhall – Fitchburg Street, Omar & The Howlers – Boogie Man, Los Lonely Boys – Texican Style, and the 2003 Austin City Limits Music Festival.
Industry Professionals are talking about Dave Sebree:
”Sebree will leave you speechless.” – Bill Arthos, Executive Producer, Austin City Limits
”Almost as if an alien voice were trying urgently to talk, word by painful word. Then a streak of flickering sound in 64 notes with a spillover like an electrical discharge from cloud to blackened cloud.” – The Men’s Journal
”Very refreshing.” – Gypsy Carnes, Gibson Guitars
“Beck meets Santana meets Metheny.” – The Washington Post
”Dave’s versatile guitar work combines sophisticated jazz sensibilities with flat out rock and roll. Unlike many ‘schooled’ players, his knowledge never gets in the way of his soulful playing.” – Van Wilks, Legendary Guitarist
”Sebree sounds as if he were trying to leap into orbit.” – Austin Chronicle