David “Knife” Fabris
Official Website of guitarist and educator David Fabris
IMPetus had a great time and a warm reception (both by the weather and the audience!) on our West Coast debut at the NWEAMO festival in San Diego in April! We were inspired by renowned, world-famous neuroscientist Dr. Jaak Panksepp, who gave a talk about the circuits for 7 deeply ingrained emotions shared by all mammals and the NWEAMO featured artists, who explored these ideas in their work at this years festival.
IMPetus brings the EclectiCabaret to Brooklyn NY! On Saturday, June 1st we will present our customary program of all our favorite styles, kicking tradition in the ass! (visit my concerts page for more details)
In other news, I recently finished mastering my album Lettuce Prey, a compilation of tunes from my 90's band Gingerbutkis to extra tracks from the 2012 record Vilnius Noir with Ran Blake. Keep tuned in here to find out the release date and how to get a copy!
I also finally finished memoirs of my travels with Ran Blake and sent them to his biographer. I can't wait to see the results, hopefully before the year is over!
Thanks For Visiting My New Website!
The big news is this website which is now caressing your senses...
After all these years, I finally have a web presence all my own thanks to the great design of Max Micheliov at design4music.org
Thanks to Max and my old friend Chris Rossow, whose stunning pictures have captured the feeling and theme I hoped to create with the site - Kudos to you both!
In this site, I'll be uploading occasional recordings on the sound blog page (apologies to my drummer friends for the drum loops on the home demos) and photos to share on the gallery page with you. Of course, I'll keep you updated of upcoming concerts and new releases.
Speaking of which, the Vilnius Noir album (that's right - vinyl only!) with my great friend, Ran Blake has been getting some nice reviews and we are very proud that it is finally out. Thanks to our friends at NoBusiness records!
To give you a visual of the beautiful St. Catherine Church where the record was recorded you can see a video of me at the sound check.
Other little goodies are hidden in this site such as samples songs on the recordings page, some of which are out of print.
So, I hope you enjoy your stay. Thanks for visiting and Happy Nude Ears to all!
The music of guitarist David Fabris has been steeped deeply in an eclectic pool of influences.
These influences are evident in the variety of performances and ensembles to his credit. He has recorded three CDs (Hatology, Soulnote) and toured internationally with his mentor, third stream pianist Ran Blake, to great acclaim. A fourth release, recorded live in Lithuania in December 2010 is scheduled for release this year.
Fabris has performed (on banjo) with his traditional jazz band, Mudsole, for both of President Clinton’s inaugurals.
He was a reserve guitarist for Bernie Worrell, a founder of the seminal funk band Parliament. He is currently a member of the experimental big band, the Pittsburgh Collective, which is garnering attention for its debut CD, Live at the Knitting Factory (Oxingale Records, ‘07). Mr. Fabris is also the founder of the Fabulous School of Music in Beverly MA and an adjunct professor at St. Thomas Aquinas and Passaic County Community College.