NEWS - YOU CAN DREAM
Broomfield, Colorado. Dave Heffner announces the release of his seventh CD, You Can Dream, on August 1, 2020. Availability on most streaming services.
Completing his seventh album, You Can Dream became a more challenging undertaking than expected. Dave and his wife Janet moved over a year ago from their long-time home in Pennsylvania to Colorado to be closer to their daughter's family. The move separated ties with many musicians who collaborated on Dave's past albums, and the pandemic interrupted building connections with local Colorado musicians. As a result, his current album represents more of his personal musical influence than past works, plus more collaborations involving family and a few Internet contacts.
Dave's highly original music, today, can be characterized as having significant use of the piano, traditional use of song structure and lyrics with strong influences of jazz and pop styles. Enveloping these factors is a heavy us of modern electronic music techniques and sound design. These contemporary tools are further enhanced by Dave doing his own engineering. His latest album, You Can Dream has some fun diversions, but has a consistent theme of love and fulfilling dreams.
Dave began classical piano study at five and trombone at ten, playing in school, college, and community bands. His interest turn towards jazz and blues in college while also studying music theory, and playing in a jazz and rock group. His piano continued as an accompanist for family performances, giving lessons, and frequent compositions. When MIDI was introduced in 1983, allowing the connection of computers and music equipment, Dave was a partner with a chain of computer stores. At that time, he assembled his first electronic music studio to support music projects, consulting, training, and producing commercials, videos, and a university course. He led workshops at many public schools and colleges, as well as, teaching electronic music at the PA Governor's School. Since 2015, after retiring as Chief Information Officer at Lycoming College for twenty years and consulting in electronic music, Dave dedicates all of his focus to composing and producing in his Pro Tools studio. Dave's music is available on his website: daveheffner.com and through most streaming services. He is an ASCAP member.