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 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

Recordings (Results 51-60 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Signature SRC 122 10-in. March 1945 Blues Dave Bowman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Signature BOB-7 6/24/1944 Playin' the blues Dave Bowman instrumentalist, piano  
Signature S-7 10-in. 12/7/1944 Wang wang blues Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Signature BOB-8 6/24/1944 She's funny that way ; Rosetta ; You're blase Dave Bowman instrumentalist, piano  
Signature S-8 10-in. 12/7/1944 Stumbling Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Signature S-9 10-in. 12/7/1944 That's a plenty Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Signature S-12 1944 Rockin' chair Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Signature S-13 1944 Clarinet blues (Double clarinet) Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Signature S-14 1944 Wolverine blues Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Signature S-15 1944 Sunday Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 51-60 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bowman, Dave," accessed December 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/305258.

Bowman, Dave. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/305258.

"Bowman, Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 December 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/305258

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