Dave hosts the NYU Steinhardt Jazz Studies interviews, available to view on YouTube. Click here to watch >

Multi-reed player Dave Schroeder

Dave Schroeder has mastered a broad range of instruments, adding to Combo Nuvo’s sound palate including the chromatic harmonica, alto clarinet, alto and bass flutes, sopranino saxophone, blues harp and penny whistle.

For over a decade, his main musical focus has been dedicated to Combo Nuvo, but he has also has performed and/or recorded with such iconic jazz artists as Teo Macero, Toots Thielemans, Airto Moreira, Oscar Cartro-Neves, Kenny Werner, Don Friedman, Lee Konitz and Dave Liebman, to name a few.

As Director of Jazz Studies at NYU Steinhardt since 2003, Dave has attracted a diversity of internationally acclaimed artist/faculty, many of whom have been featured with Combo Nuvo over the years. 

As a music producer, he created the NYU Jazz Masterclass Series, documenting legendary jazz artists including Hank Jones, Clark Terry, Benny Golson, Jimmy and Percy Heath, Phil Woods, Barry Harris and Cecil Taylor, and is currently the creator and host of the NYU Steinhardt Jazz Interview Series, viewable on YouTube.

Dave endorses and plays RS Berkeley musical instruments including the silver plated Virtuoso tenor saxophone, silver plated sopranino saxophone and C, alto and bass flutes. Dave also endorses Seydel chromatic and diatonic harmonicas.