COME HEAR DAVID OSTWALD'S LOUIS ARMSTRONG ETERNITY BAND AT BIRDLAND EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 5:30PM!

315 WEST 44TH STREET, NYC
(212) 581 3080
for reservations go to:
www.birdlandjazz.com

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David Ostwald was raised in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. He began studying piano at age seven and tuba at eleven. Solely a classical musician until his junior year at the University of Chicago, David formed his first jazz band at that time, inspired by the heart of America’s greatest art form.

Since 1980, Mr. Ostwald has led the Gully Low Jazz Band, whose second album, with blues great Big Joe Turner, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1986 and whose fourth album Blues in Our Heart (Nagel-Heyer) was released to critical acclaim in 1999. Since 2000, the band has been engaged in an open-ended weekly Wednesday run at New York City’s Birdland, where it is known as the Louis Armstrong Eternity Band.

In addition to his numerous recording appearances, Mr. Ostwald has performed with such varied artists as Wynton Marsalis, Dick Hyman, Nicholas Payton, Clark Terry, Benny Waters, Woody Allen, Jon Hendricks, Leon Redbone and the Oxford University Orchestral Society under Sir Jack Westrup. For many years, David and the Gully Low Jazz Band have presented jazz education programs for children at Lincoln Center’s “Meet the Artist" and "Reel to Real" series and at the Louis Armstrong House in Corona, Queens for its "Pops is Tops" program. He has also written extensively about jazz music and serves on the board of the Louis Armstrong House Museum.