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Bryant, Dave

Bryant, Dave, keyboardist; A native Virginian, keyboardist Dave Bryant attended Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music before moving to Boston, where he attended Berklee College of Music, graduating with a B.M. in Jazz Piano Performance in 1982.

He then began studies with Ornette Coleman in 1983. Bryant released a self-titled debut album with his trio Shock Exchange in 1986, featuring bassist John Turner, percussionist Chris Bowman, and liner notes by Coleman. In 1990, Bryant joined on as an official member of Prime Time, marking Ornette Coleman's first extended work with a keyboard instrument in decades. Bryant recently recorded a forthcoming project at Harmolodic Studios with long-time associates Turner, Bowman, saxophonist George Garzone, drummer Bob Gullotti, and noted recording engineer Roger Nichols. A faculty member at the Longy School of Music, Bryant resides with his family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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