Custom Tailored Woman
- Artist: Dave Hoffman
- Format: CD
- Release Date:10/21/2008
Dave Hoffman began his career at a very early age making his radio debut at age 5 singing as a soloist with his church choir. By age eight, Dave was playing violin on stage accompanied by Dr. Shinitzu Suzuki, author of the world famous Suzuki Violin Method Book Series. He later studied violin with Pat Patterson of the Philadelphia Orchestra. At nine, Dave began studying trumpet. At 10, the piano. At 12, he picked up the tuba. Finally, at age 14, Dave began a lifelong love affair with the guitar. After a childhood of musical study and searching for the instrument that spoke to him the most, Dave made the decision to pursue a full-time, professional musical career. Dave moved to Boston where he studied at Berklee College of Music under the tutelage of such living legends as Herb Pomeroy (Charlie Parker), Jane Jarvis (Lionel Hampton), Steve Morse (Kansas, Dixie Dregs), Jon Petrucci (Dream Theater, G3 tour w/Joe Satriani and Steve Vai), Walter Beasley (Brian McKnight, Vanessa Williams, Solo artist), Joanne Brackeen, and David Rosenthal (Billy Joel, Rainbow, Steve Vai). From Boston, it was off to New York City to cut his teeth. Dave did numerous recording sessions, jingles, concerts, and three tours out of New York in the seven years that he lived there. After NYC, Dave moved to Coastal Connecticut where he freelanced in several bands, but also began playing on his own as a solo act in various restaurants, nightclubs, casinos, country clubs, resorts, corporate galas, private parties and weddings. Dave has performed live and/or recorded with Diane Schurr, Harry Belefonte, Paul Schaffer, Leslie Gore, Ruben Blades, and many other notable artists. Some of the many venues Dave has performed at include Shea Stadium, Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, Hudson Theater, CBGB\'s, The Bitter End, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Champlin\'s Resort and Marina - Block Island, RI, and The Mohegan Sun. Currently, Dave is based in New Haven, Connecticut and continues to play his solo show all over the Eastern United States.
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