Ake, David (Andrew) 1961-

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AKE, David (Andrew) 1961-

PERSONAL: Born May 11, 1961, in New Haven, CT; son of Theodor and Beatrice Ake; married Hillary Case, June 23, 2001. Education: University of Miami, Coral Cables, FL, B.Mus., 1983; California Institute of the Arts, M.F.A., 1987; University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, M.A., 1996, Ph.D., 1998.

ADDRESSES: Home—3150 Wedgewood Ct., Reno, NV 89509. Office—Department of Music, University of Nevada, Reno, NV. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: El Camino College, Torrance, CA, lecturer in music, 1996-97; California State University—Fullerton, lecturer in music, 1997; University of Nevada, Reno, assistant professor of music, 1999—, director of jazz studies, 2001—. Dartmouth College, visiting faculty, 1997; guest lecturer at other institutions, including Arizona State University, 1995, and Consumnes River College and University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, 2001. Pianist, with concert performances in the United States, Canada, and Armenia, and on television programs; performer with such groups as Ravi Coltrane Quintet, Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, and Hal Singer Quartet; recordings include Double Faces with the Harald Ruschenbaum Big Band, Swingtime, 1985; Sun Sound with the Phil Farris Quartet, Positone, 1996; Sound and Time with the David Ake Group, Posi-tone, 1998; With and Against with the David Borgo Quartet, Resurgent Music, 1999; North with the Collective, 2000; and Brian Landrus Project, 2001.

MEMBER: International Association for the Study of Popular Music, International Association of Jazz Educators, American Musicological Society, Society for American Music, Society for Ethnomusicology, American Studies Association, Broadcast Music Inc., For the Love of Jazz Society (member of board of directors, 2002—).

AWARDS, HONORS: Outstanding Small Ensemble Award and Outstanding Piano Soloist award, Notre Dame Jazz Festival, 1986; first prize, Cognac Hennessey Jazz Search, 1990; first prize, John Coltrane Festival Competition, 1994; Outstanding Small Ensemble award, Reno Jazz Festival, 1996; grants for Paris, France, from University of Nevada, 2000—.


Jazz Cultures, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 2002.

Contributor to books, including The Cambridge Companion to Jazz, edited by David Horn and Mervyn Cooke, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 2002; and Playing Changes: New Jazz Studies, edited by Robert Walser, Duke University Press (Durham, NC), 2003. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Echo. Member of editorial advisory board, American Music, 2001-02.