Dave Morgan

The composer, improviser, and double bassist Dave Morgan has collaborated with a wide range of jazz, pop and classical artists. His most recent recording is "Blue Is More Than A Color" Morgan was a recipient of a “New Works: Creation and Presentation" grant from Chamber Music America, which resulted in his recording, The Way of the Sly Man, featuring Jack Schantz, Howie Smith, Jamey Haddad, and Dan Wall. Morgan also composed the music for The Surprise of Being—Live at Birdland by the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra featuring Joe Lovano. A Tri-C Jazz Fest concert of Morgan’s transcriptions and arrangements of the music of Frank Zappa for the Jazz Unit featuring Ernie Watts and Mark Wood earned an Award of Achievement from Northern Ohio Live. He performed this music as guest artist with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra in December 2012. Morgan collaborates in crossover projects with Apollo’s Fire, the Internationally-acclaimed Baroque ensemble, and occasionally performs with The Cleveland Orchestra as a jazz bassist and bass guitarist. The American Wind Symphony Orchestra has commissioned several pieces, including “Colors of Your Dreams,” “Reflections and Mediations”, and “The Art of Seven.” Several of Morgan’s orchestral pieces are recorded on Centaur Records. The YSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble directed by Stephen Gage has released "Made In Youngstown" which includes three of his compositions for wind ensemble, featuring several YSU faculty members as guest soloists. 


Forms of Things Unknown, composed by Dave Morgan and performed by the Youngstown Percussion Collective, is available from Amazon, I-tunes, and CD Baby. It is also available directly from the YPC website. Here's a link to the the CD Baby page:





Here is a partial list of the many wonderful musicians I have had the opportunity to perform and record with throughout the years:

Howard Alden

Sandy Allen

Mose Allison

Chris Anderson

Kenny Anderson

Apollo's Fire

Joe Augustine

Erich Avenger

Martin Banks

Allan Baker

Chas Baker

Chris Baker

Zoot Baker

Greg Bandy

Rex Benincasa

Shelly Berg

Wayne Bergeron

Tina Bergmann

Peter Bernstein

Gene Bertoncini

Seamus Blake

Bob Brookmeyer

Dan Bruce

Ron Busch

Ann Hampton Calloway

Tony Campise

Keith Carnekie

Carmen Castaldi

Dave Catney

The Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

Bob Chadwick

Alex Coke

Larry Coryell

Creative Oportunity Orchestra

Tammi Dahl

Harold Danko

Kenny Davis

Mark DeWalt

Dennis Dotson

Nate Douds

Kent Engelhardt

Kurt Ellenberger

Shannon Eller

Steve Enos

Lorraine Feather

Michael Feinstein

Bobby Ferrazza

Paul Ferguson

Mary Kay Ferguson

Clare Fischer

Bob Florence

Ricardo Flores

Bob Fraser

Hugh Fraser

Casey Genemans

Dizzy Gillespie

Ron Godale

Benny Golson

Mark Gonder

Benny Green

Mike Greensill

Marshall Griffith

Cliff Habian

Jamey Haddad

Doug Hall

Slide Hampton

Rich Harney

Steve Hawk

Jeff Hellmer

Bob Henshon

Peter Hess

John Hicks

Holly Hoffman

John Hollenbeck

Joe Howard

Joe Hunter


Sean Jones

Clifford Jordon

David Kana

Chris Karlic

Val Kent

Mark Kimbrell

Roy King

Ernie Krivda

Jason Kush

Patti LaPone

Rick Lawn

LeeAnn Ledgerwood

Chad Leftkowitz-Brown

Mike Lee

Joe LoCasio

Mark Lopeman

Mundell Lowe

A.D. Mannion

Tina Marsh

Bob McKee

Paul McKee

Jim McNeely

Idina Menzel

Alton Merrell

Bob Meyer

Dillon Michaels

Ed Michaels

Stacie Mickens

John Mills

Pete Mills

Ben Monder

James Moody

Daphne Mor

Dan Murphy

Mike Murray

New Images

Bebe Neuwirth

Adam Nussbaum

John Oddo

George Oldziey

Caroline Oltmanns

Mandy Patinkin

Ken Peplowski

Matt Perko

John Perrine

Susanna Perry Gilmore

Bernadette Peters

James Polk

Amanda Powell

Jim Powell

Bill Ransom

Tom Reed

Vernon Reid

David Renter

John Reese Project

Jason Rigby

Humberto Ramirez

Bobby Rodriguez

Jim Rupp

Ally Ryerson

Paul Samuels

Bruce Saunders

Jack Schantz

Diane Schurr

Russell Schmidt

Maria Schneider

Bobby Selvagio

Glenn Schaft

Scott Sherwood

Matt Shulman

Judi Silvano

Howie Smith

Gary Smulyan

Jeannette Sorrell

Tony Spicer

Chip Stephens

Suzi Stern

Dave Sterner

Dave Stryker

Rick Stone

Helen Sung

Emi Tanabe

Mike Tomaro

Arthur Topilow

Carl Topilow

Zvonimir Tot

Beth Ullman

James Umble

Brad Wagner

Dan Wall

Cedar Walton

Jackie Warren

Mitch Watkins

Bobby Watson

Ernie Watts

Rock Wehrman

Helen Welch

Paul Wertico

James Wideman

Mike Wolford

Kenny Wheeler

Jiggs Whigham

Wesla Whitfield

Dan Wilson

John Wojciechowski

Mark Wood

Randy Zimmerman