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Currently, Dave is a freelance jazz musician and performs regularly with the Harry Bells, Bachelor Boys and Loudoun Jazz Ensemble. He also enjoys teaching privately, directing woodwind sectionals and adjudicating solo festivals. He teaches at NOVA Alexandria, VA campus as an adjunct professor.


Last year, Doescher launched a new business in the VA/MD/DC area which buys and sells used band instruments. Visit to find or sell a pre-owned wind instrument.

Located in Fairfax, VA, Dave is searching for teaching opportunities and live performances in the D.C area.

Dave Doescher

is a performer, composer, teacher and adjudicator from Northern Virginia. Dave studied saxophone and received a Bachelor of Music degree from James Madison University in addition to a Masters degree from Eastman School of Music for Classical Saxophone. While attending school, Doescher studied with David Pope and Chien-Kwan Lin, and received additional instruction from Lynn Klock, Remi Bolduc, Erik Hove, Andre Leroux, Dick Oatts, Dana Landry, David Binney, Tony Malaby and Walt Weiskopf.

Dave was a member of the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble which was awarded the Downbeat Magazine Award for Best College Big Band in 2009. Prior performance experience consists of membership in the Dave Rivello Ensemble, Everyday People, the Red Bar House Band, Downbeat Jazz Band, the Gary Wofsey Sextet, Jones & Company and the Virginia Jazz Ambassadors. Dave has also appeared in performances at several festivals including: Rochester, North Sea, Montréux, Sala Rosa, Herndon, and Montréal. In the past he has performed with many notable artists including Jovino Santos Neto, Dick Oatts, Vincent DiMartino, Dana Landry, Erik Appelgate, Jim White, Andy Connell, Clay Jenkins, Tom Davis, John “Jabo” Starks, Rich Perry and Maria Schneider.

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