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David Schulman

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By turns nocturnal, reflective, funky, and cinematic, the music of electric violinist and composer David Schulman is a weave of jazz harmonies,  shimmering orchestral textures, and frolicsome grooves. His sound has been called “mysterious and beautiful” by the Washington Post. 

Selections from David’s debut album, “Quiet Life Motel,” have been heard nationally on NPR and frequently licensed by choreographers and podcasters. The Washington City Paper has described his music as “spontaneous and completely unique.”

An avid collaborator with modern dance companies, David has created, performed and recorded original dance scores heard at venues including The Kennedy Center, PS21, Dance Place, The Alden Theater, Dance Exchange, Kunst-Stoff Arts, The Clarice Smith Center, and The Paul Taylor Studios. 

Through a longstanding partnership with the DC Jazz Festival, David has developed special museum programs improvising art into music. These programs, offered at leading museums including The Walters and the Phillips Collection, invite audiences along a shared journey of interpretation.