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Dave Valentin

fl, *1952 US, South Bronx
Musician of Jazz and Latin
A.k.a. David Joseph Valentin

Dave Valentin (born April 29, 1952, in New York City) is a jazz flutist.Starting at 5 years old Dave learned latin percussion, and was an accomplished pianist before he entered JHS. His interest in flute started in 7th grade at JHS 133. He wanted to meet a girl that played flute. Her name was Irene. He asked her to show him a few scales. In a month, David was playing the flute and his first performance was in the School Spring concert. He performed "The Joker". He went to The High School of Music and Art as a percussion major. Valentin's teacher, Hubert Laws, suggested that he not double on saxophone because of his attractive sound on the flute. He studied at the Bronx Community College. He is of Puerto Rican descent.

  • Flute
  • Bass
  • Percussion
  • Synthesizer
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • R&B/Soul
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In Love's Time on In Love's Time by Dave Valentin
My Favorite Things on Tropic Heat by Dave Valentin
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town on A GRP Christmas Collection by Various Artists
Wasabi on Primitive Passions by Dave Valentin
Sidra's Dream on Land of the Third Eye by Dave Valentin
Equinox on Primitive Passions by Dave Valentin
Morning Light on Primitive Passions by Dave Valentin
Danzon For My Father on Tropic Heat by Dave Valentin
Jingle Bells on World Christmas by Various Artists
Enchantment on Primitive Passions by Dave Valentin

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Pied PiperDave Valentin2018Album
Pure ImaginationDave Valentin2011Album
Triple Play Plus ThreeBill O'Connell With Paquito D'Rivera, Dave Samuels, Dave Valentin, Richie Flores2011Album
Triple PlayBill O'Connell With Dave Valentin & Richie Flores2008Album
Come Fly With MeDave Valentin2006Album
World On A StringDave Valentin2005Album
Latin Jazz FantasyBill O'Connell With: Dave Valentin, Bob Malach2004Album
Another Kind Of Blue - The Latin Side Of Miles DavisConrad Herwig Featuring Paquito D'Rivera, Brian Lynch, Dave Valentin2004Album
ParaisoCaribbean Jazz Project, Dave Samuels, Dave Valentin, Steve Khan2001Album
SunshowerDave Valentin1999Album
Jazz Latino 3Dave Valentin & Juan Pablo Torres1997Compil.
Primitive PassionsDave Valentin1996Album
Tropic HeatDave Valentin1994Album
Red SunDave Valentin1993Album
Musical PortraitsDave Valentin1992Album
Two AmigosDave Valentin, Herbie Mann1990Album
Live At The Blue NoteDave Valentin1988Album
Mind TimeDave Valentin1987Album
Can't Change My HeartDave Valentin, Angela Bofill1986Single
Light StruckDave Valentin1986Album
GRP Live In SessionDave Grusin / Lee Ritenour / Diane Schuur / Dave Valentin1985Album
GRP Live In SessionDave Grusin / Lee Ritenour / Diane Schuur / Dave Valentin1985Album
Love Light In FlightDave Valentin1985Single
Jungle GardenDave Valentin1985Album
Loquita (Crazy Lady)Dave Valentin Featuring Bruni Pagan1984Album
GRP is Jazz Sampler VOL. 1Dave Grusin, Dave Valentin, Special EFX, Kevin Eubanks1984Compil.
KalahariDave Valentin1984Album
Flute JuiceDave Valentin1983Single
Flute JuiceDave Valentin1983Album
Street BeatDave Valentin1982Single
In Love's TimeDave Valentin1982Album
The Flight / I Got It Right This TimeDave Valentin1982Single
In Love's TimeDave Valentin1982Album
I Got It Right This TimeDave Valentin1982Single
Pied PiperDave Valentin1981Single
Pied PiperDave Valentin1981Album
Land Of The Third EyeDave Valentin1980Album
Sidra's DreamDave Valentin1980Single
The HawkDave Valentin1979Album
LegendsDave Valentin1978Album
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