Dave Bowman

David Walter "Dave" Bowman (September 8, 1914, Buffalo, New York - December 28, 1964, Miami) was an American jazz pianist.

Bowman was raised in Hamilton, Ontario, where he learned to play piano as a child. He lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a time, then worked in London with Jack Hylton in the mid-1930s. After returning to the United States he settled in New York and played with Bobby Hackett, Sharkey Bonano, Sidney Bechet, and Bud Freeman late in the decade. In the early 1940s he worked with Jack Teagarden, Joe Marsala, Muggsy Spanier, Lee Wiley, and Eddie Condon. He took positions with ABC and NBC in the later 1940s (including with Perry Como) and worked as a studio musician on recordings. In the 1950s he worked with Bud Freeman again, and with Phil Napoleon shortly before his death.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 8th, 1914 (Buffalo), Died December 28th, 1964

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-038291 10-in. 7/19/1939 I've found a new baby Bud Freeman ; Summa Cum Laude Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-038292 10-in. 7/19/1939 Easy to get Bud Freeman ; Summa Cum Laude Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-038293 10-in. 7/19/1939 China boy Bud Freeman ; Summa Cum Laude Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-038294 10-in. 7/19/1939 The eel Bud Freeman ; Summa Cum Laude Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bowman, Dave," accessed December 2, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107379.

Bowman, Dave. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107379.

"Bowman, Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 2 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107379

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