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Dave Payette


Throughout his productive professional career as a jazz pianist, Dave Payette has developed a unique and refined voice, informed by an extensive rooting in classical music and technique, but also influenced by contemporary styles. Currently a regular member of three working ensembles in addition to a busy solo career, Payette is a versatile musician who excels not only in the jazz idiom, but also at keyboard and organ styles in other genres including funk, R&B, and pop. Formerly a student of the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, Payette has studied with saxophonists Steve Wilson and Kenny Garrett, as well as jazz pianist Hal Galper and classical pianist Stephanie Brown.