Dave Nelson

Guest Musician

Dave Nelson is a Georgia-born, NYC-based trombonist with a broad range of musical experience. He performs regularly with many of today’s premier classical and new music ensembles in NYC including The Knights Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea, and Deviant Septet. In addition to his work in classical music, Dave has performed, recorded, and/or toured the world with a range of popular artists including David Byrne/St. Vincent, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Vampire Weekend, Beirut, and Spoon. He’s performed at many of the world’s best venues as well as on most major late-night TV shows including SNL, Letterman, Fallon, and Kimmel. As a composer and producer, Dave uses his skills as multi-instrumentalist to create eclectic musical works in his studio and often creates original scores for film and television. Recent projects include work for HBO, Saturday Night Live, and The Colbert Report.