Dave Bowman

David Walter Bowman (September 8, 1914 – December 28, 1964) was an American jazz pianist.

He was born in Buffalo, New York, United States. Bowman was raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where he learned to play piano as a four year old. 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 own death.

Dave Bowman died in an automobile accident in December 1964, in Miami, Florida.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

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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 July 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107379.

Bowman, Dave. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107379.

"Bowman, Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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