Who is Dave Hibbard?

Dave Hibbard – Trumpet: Leader of the Dave Hibbard. Dave is a versatile musician performing with a variety of groups and genres, locally and nationally.

Dave moved to the Chicago area in 2003 after retiring as the chairman of the innovative and prestigious Commercial Music Program at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. In addition to being a superb jazz trumpeter, Dave is also a composer, author and music industry consultant with many jazz and brass ensemble compositions to his credit. Visit www.dhqmusic.com for more information about publications and his upcoming gigs.

A native of upstate New York, Dave began performing while in high school at Catskill Mountains resorts. He has performed in many different genres including:; show bands; pit orchestras; opera and symphony orchestra; chamber ensembles; as well as a jazz soloist. Dave has been fortunate to appear, tour or record with many jazz greats including: Slam Stewart, Red Garland;  and Urbie Green among many others.

Dave has worked as a performer/composer /arranger in New York, Dallas, Houston, Austin and Waco (for Word Records) markets working in television and broadcast advertising. He was the producer and musical director for: LOVE THAT JAZZ – a series of four thirty minute shows for KCEN-TV-Waco and for the TEXAS SWING FESTIVAL – an annual two day festival presenting bands performing the music based on the style of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. Dave has composed scores for industrial films, combo charts for high school, college and professional groups as well as incidental music for dramatic productions.1976 to present

Dave can be heard as a soloist on the following recordings (and more):


Reunited We Stand –- MU Records (big band) 1994

“Now & Then” – Ullman/Harney Soul Prayer records (vocal duo backed by quintet) 1996

Ultimate Big Band – 2002 –- MU Records 2002 (big band- 2CD live recording with some of New York City’s finest jazz & studio musicians)

LIVE FROM THE ADDISON GAZEBO – Limited Edition Big Band 2005

Chicago Jazz Trio– 2005 – Jim Pierce, guitar; Nick Tountas, bass and Dave Hibbard – this CD is being played on WDCB locally as well by other radio stations nationally

OUR FAMILY ALBUM – John Bany 2007 – recent release Featuring 7 original songs by John Bany

GIVEN – Heather Cimarrusti – 2010 – Jazz Solos on three tracks

Dave and his wife, Cindy, are the proud parents of Chicago based soprano, Sarah Hibbard (www.sarahhibbard.com) and Atlanta based, jazz saxophonist, Mace Hibbard (www.macehibbard.com) – check them out for a real treat.

Dave is an adjunct professor of Music at the College of Lake County, where he directs the Tuesday night Big band and he teaches applied Trumpet and music history classes.


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