David Sapadin is a New York City based freelance musician known for his lyrical clarinet playing and engaging teaching style. He has played with the Metropolitan Opera, American Ballet Theater, The New York City Opera, The Knights, The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Albany Symphony, Princeton Symphony, Stamford Symphony, and internationally with the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
David considers teaching central to his work as an artist. He is on the faculty at Montclair State University, The Mannes School of Music, and Kinhaven Music School. As a pedagogue, he has led masterclasses across the country and teaches clarinetists from 1st grade to graduate school.
He chose to record the Brahms sonatas for the joy and challenge of communicating such a wide range of moods, from empassioned to exuberant to meditative. He is renowned for experimenting with new instrument technologies, and he enjoyed recording these sonatas on a crystal mouthpiece similar to one played on by his childhood clarinetist idol, Pete Fountain.
David studied with Yehuda Gilad, Mitchell Lurie, David Krakauer, and Ricardo Morales.
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“KARL LATHAM IS AN INVENTIVE POWERHOUSE WHOSE INFLUENCES ARE MANY BUT WHOSE IDEAS ARE HIS OWN.” JEFF TAMARKIN ALLMUSIC.COM
Drummer Karl Latham's career has spanned the globe performing, recording and producing with Grammy Award winning artists, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members and multitude of internationally acclaimed musicians. Karl is best known for his exceptional ability to dig into a variety of musical styles. Karl is included in the Drummerworld Top Drummers list. In addition performing as a freelance drummer, Karl can be heard leading his own group “Living Standards”, as a co-leader of Big Fun(K) with saxophonist/composer Don Braden and co leader with Ryan Carniaux and Mark Egan of the “2016 BMW Welt Jazz Award”nominated group “Constellations”. Karl is a proud endorsing drum artist for Yamaha Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Innovative Percussion and Big Fat Snare. Karl has subbed on the Broadway productions of: "Bring It On", "Hamilton", "Beautiful" and "Ain't Too Proud". Karl is a private drum instructor and an adjunct music Instructor at Drew University, County College of Morris and Passaic County Community College.