Dave Patel


Dave continues to fill his schedule up between recording, performing and teaching. A strong passion for music coupled with the love of sharing musical moments with both fellow musicians, the audience and students is the driving force behind Dave’s desire to stay busy.

Some of the artists Dave has performed with or recorded for are; Jeff ‘Jonesy’ Jones, Wendy Irvine, Nelly Furtado, Crystal Shawanda, Dan Hill, Shane Yellowbird, Emmanuel Jal, Tanika Charles, Buffy Ste. Marie, Kellylee Evans, Julie C, Moe Koffman, Mimi O’Bonsawin, Leah Belle, Elyse Saunders, Justin Hines, Luke McMaster, Jamie Bonk, Marshall Dane, Barbara Lynn Doran, Two Rooms, Andrea Koziol, Jace Martin, Michael Schatte, Don Thompson, The Studio 1 Jazz Orchestra, Ian Chrichton, Shakura S’Aida, Nick ‘Brownman’ Ali, The Toronto Symphony and many other wonderful people/artists.

Teaching, studying and personal development all go hand in hand. With over 30 years of professional playing experience, education and over 26 years teaching Dave feels that he is still young and there is much to do!