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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 21, 2014
 
 
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Dave Wiffen

Contract Academic Staff; Saxophone

Contact Information
Email: davidwiffen@rogers.com


Office Location: A324

Academic Background
Hons. Bmus. (perf.) WLU, MM JCM (perf.) Eastman School of Music
Biography

Dave Wiffen received a BMus degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Music degree in performance (Jazz and Contemporary Media) from the Eastman School of Music. He has toured the United States and Japan with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and has performed with many different groups including the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Orchestra London, Manteca, and The Spitfire Band. He has also backed up such diverse artists as Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Michael Brecker, Bob Newhart, Don Rickles, and The Temptations. He has been a member of a number of pit orchestras including the Stratford Festival and the Toronto productions of The Full Monty and The Producers. He appears on recordings with two-time Juno nominee Freeflight, The Big Band (Sony), and W.C. Handy award winner Mel Brown and The Homewreckers (Electro-Fi), among others.