About: Dave Victorino has been playing saxophone and flute on the L.A. music scene
for 25 years. His studies include the Stan Kenton clinic, Steve Kravitz on tenor saxophone
and a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles in music performance.
He has performed at the Palladium, Staples Center, The Mayan, Conga Room, The Lighthouse,
Spazios, Steamers, The Sawdust Festival, Dodger Stadium and many other Southern California
venues. He has performed live with The Temptations, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Fred
Ramirez, Henry Mora's Big Band, Helen Slater and others.
The Dave Victorino Band features Latin Jazz, Jazz standards, Contemporary/World music, Swing
and Big Band sounds.
Instrument(s): Oboe, English Horn Languages Spoken: English Rate: 30 - 1/2 Hour, 45 - 45 Min, 60 - Hour Level: Beginners to Advanced Availability: Call
Mr. Lopez holds a Master's degree in Oboe Performance from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.
Before that, he received his Bachelor's of Music in Music Education from the University of the Pacific, where he was a Theodore Presser
Undergraduate Scholar. Currently a freelance oboist and oboe teacher in the Los Angeles area, he has performed and taught all across California.
He is principal oboist for the Los Angeles Doctor's Symphony. Bennett also performed with the New Hammer Concert Band, and worked with the San
Francisco Wind Symphony as part of their Golden Gate Music in the Park Series. Bennett is passionate about music education, and is an active advocate
for music in the public schools. He regularly gives clinics, sectionals, and teaches ensemble rehearsals with various groups at elementary, middle,
and high schools. Connecting with his audiences, Mr. Lopez is proud of his community engagement efforts, offering chamber music concerts to a wide variety
Bennett was instrumental in the creation of programs that stress the importance of chamber music for all music students. In addition to the classics,
he also loves to perform new works by living composers. During his undergraduate career, he performed over 20 concerts of new music. He also participated
in the Composers Inc. first ever orchestral concert.
His recent projects include recordings of Alejandro Arguello's Solitario, an expressive solo written for oboe featured here: