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David Bayles

Lecturer, Drum Set


BFA, Music Education, UW-Milwaukee
BFA, University of Northern Colorado
Additional study with George Fludas, Carl Allen, and Ed Thigpen


Mr. Bayles has worked with such jazz artists as Slide Hampton, Barry Harris, David Hazeltine, Brian Lynch, Jack McDuff, Bob Mintzer, Frank Morgan, James Moody, Melvin Rhyne, Charles McPherson and Ernie Watts.

Recording credits include the Luis Diaz Quintet (On the Edge), Curt Hanrahan Quintet (Hang Time), the Juli Wood Quintet (Movin' and Groovin'), Steve Wiest Big Band (Excalibur), We Six (Bird Say), Jeanne Woodall (It's Never Too Late), Eric Jacobson (Blues March), and the Hal Leonard Corporation (jazz education series).

In addition to his jazz credits, Dave has toured with vocal group Five By Design and has performed with Milwaukee Repertory Theater's production of Pearl Bailey.

Dave’s orchestral credits include timpani with the Rome Festival Orchestra and percussion with the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Bel Canto Chorus and Waukesha Symphony. As a clinician for Yamaha Music Corporation and Zildjian Cymbals, he travels and teaches widely throughout the U.S. and Canada.

In addition to being a faculty member at UWM, Dave is also on faculty University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.