VI Southern Miss Double Bass Symposium


David Pellow is another in the esteemed lineage of jazz artists to come from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA. His primary teachers were Robert Leinenger and Anthony Bianco of the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Dave has performed with a diverse list of jazz greats that includes Billy Eckstien, Dakota Stayton, Roger Humphries, Louis Bellson, Mose Allison, Jimmy Ponder, Bucky Pizzarelli, Kenny Rankin, 'The Great Guitars' of Tal Farlow, Herb Ellis and Charlie Byrd, Joe Negri, Ernie Hawkins, Dianne Schurr, Tamara Tunie, James Moody, Nathan Davis, T S Monk, John Fadis, Kenny Blake, Chris Conner, Randy Brecker, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Warren Vaché, and David Leibman et. al. In 2006 Dave accompanied Oliver Lake in improvisations to the works of exiled Chinese poet HUANG XIANG for the inaugural City of Asylum event in Pittsburgh, PA .

Pellow has toured the United States and Japan with various groups and been featured on numerous recordings as a sideman. He has performed with theatre companies in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area, the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops and regional Western Pennsylvania orchestras. The Artists accompanied in these environments include, Keith Lockhart, Tommy Tune, Red Skelton, Steve Allen, Joan Rivers, Don Rickles, Regis Philbin, Patty Page, Perry Como, and Bo Diddely et. al.

In performance with The Pillow Project, an improvisational dance company, Pellow was hailed as an “improvisational master”, by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. At the University of Southern Mississippi, Dave has continued his work in musical improvisation and dance through a collaboration between the Schools of Music and Dance entitled, Waterloo Wanderings.

As an educator, Dave played jazz for every third and fifth grader in the Pittsburgh Public Schools from 1991-98, through a program offered by The Manchester Craftsman's Guild. At Carnegie Mellon University Pellow was a Teaching Professor and Director of Jazz Studies from 2001 to 2009 and produced many concerts that featured internationally acclaimed artists. He is an instructor for the Afro-American Music Institute of Homewood, Pennsylvania. David Pellow holds the Teaching and Performance Diplomas of the Institute international de contrabasse: François Rabbath

Lecture and Workshop with David Pellow

November 13 at USM Fine arts building

Rhythmic tendencies in scale training


November 13, 11 A.M.

FAB 122

Rhythmic tendencies in scale training


November 13, 4 P.M.

FAB 365