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Guitar cognoscenti nationwide have known Dave Creamer for over two decades.
George Benson said regarding Creamer in a Cadence magazine interview, "Absolutely the most fantastic guitar player alive in America..."
Over the years in an expansive career, Creamer has performed and/or recorded with the great Miles Davis, master guitarist John Abercrombie, steel drummer Andy Narell, Bay Area favorite Mel Martin, Mel Torme and many more.
As a teacher Creamer has worked with many outstanding performers.
Currently serving as a faculty member for Berkeley's Jazz School and a former faculty member of the Cazadero Jazz Camp, Creamer has presented many seminars including those for the Bruce Forman Jazz Workshop.
has authored important educational literature and his
unique improvisational concepts have been spotlighted in the Guitar Player magazine columns "Chops Builder" and "Master Series".
"Guitarist Dave Creamer is magnificently inventive and technically astute.
Playing with a murky, slithery sound.
flies through his
solo lines, barley suggesting his
influences and emerging as a towering performer."
-Phil Elwood - San Francisco Examiner
is an artistic treasure waiting to be found by the listening public."
Bernard credits Apfelbaum.. a childhood Berkeley neighbor, as one of his "more direct influences," along with legendary San Leandro-based guitarist Dave Creamer, with whom he studied jazz guitar.
Featuring shifting lineups that at times ...
Featuring shifting lineups that at times included guitarists Chris Muir, Mike Keneally, Nels Cline, Steve Kimock, Dave Creamer, and Elliott Sharp in addition to Kaiser, and grounded by Michael Manring's deep bass grooves, the various groups respectfully explored the music from Miles Davis' "electric period" both on record and in concert (Yo Miles!
DESERT ISLAND DOZENS: BEN ALLISON â€“ Jazz.com | Jazz Musicâ€“ Jazz Artistsâ€“ Jazz News
Carlos Garnett (tenor sax), Harold Williams (organ, synthesizer), Collin Walcott (electric sitar), David Creamer (electric guitar), Michael Henderson (electric bass), Badal Roy (tabla)
Eric Muhler - Biography
Returning to the East Bay I began the serious study of jazz piano, harmony and theory with Mike Nock, Bill Bell, Don Cardoza, and guitarist Dave Creamer.
Later in the eighties I formed the group Quiet Fire featuring Dave Creamer and myself as co-writers of the band's material and played for several years around the Bay Area club and jazz festival scene.