Alto saxophonist David Bixler has been active on the New York jazz scene for the last ten years. As lead alto with the Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, he has toured the US, Europe, and Central America in addition to performing each Sunday evening at Birdland in New York City.
His third release as leader, Call It A Good Deal, was released July 2006 on Zoho Music and received 3 1/2 stars in Down Beat. Increasingly active as a composer, his Quintet for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet debuted this past January with the South Dakota Symphony. Bixler has been a visiting specialist in saxophone at Montclair State University since 2004.