Dave Meder's Unamuno Songs and Stories
Pianist/composer Dave Meder is touring his latest release, "Unamuno Songs and Stories." When he was last debuting new material—2019’s “Passage”—Dave was a finalist in the 2019 American Pianists Awards and had also just accepted a teaching position in the noted jazz department at the University of North Texas. Heading into 2020, Dave was “grateful for all of these opportunities that seemed to have come at the same time” but was happy to be breathing a bit more after such a momentous year. It turned out he would have a lot more down time that year.
When the pandemic hit, like everyone else he moved his activities online. He explained, “It was hard. I know it was hard for everyone. Like many artists, the pandemic plays into this latest project and a lot of the projects that we as musicians are releasing now.”
Sporting a new hairstyle (“My 2020 pandemic hair is a little longer than what the APA audience members saw in 2019, but I'm still the same person!”), Dave joined us online to provide a preview of both the album and concert experience:
After this tour, Dave will complete the fall semester at University of North Texas and then spend the Spring semester teaching at the Cairo Conservatoire in Egypt, courtesy of a Fulbright grant. "I’m really excited to see where that takes me as well," he says, "so the next album we talk about maybe will be Egyptian music and jazz…we will see!”
Learn more about "Unamuno Songs and Stories" on Dave's website.