About Dave Kline
Dave Kline is a fiery electric and acoustic violinist, creating an impact with his fresh take on fiddling. A transplanted Brit, Dave has been performing since 1972, sharing the stage with the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Chick Corea and Veronneau. Dave's music has been featured on NPR and DC's local stations WUMC and WPFW. Dave and his band, the aptly named Dave Kline Band have been making waves in Washington, DC since 2002. A regular guest of Veronneau on stage and in the studio, Dave has appeared on two of their CD releases Joie de Vivre, which was featured in the US top 10 charts for World and Jazz music, and Snow Time, which won the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) WAMMIE award for Best Jazz Album, 2014 (Dave also engineered and co-produced this album). CBC Music recognized Dave’s violin “gypsy jazz” as adding “color and depth” to Veronneau’s energetic sound. You can also find Dave and his violin on stage with Silver Line Station, a DC based Americana band. Dave Kline has enlivened audiences at IOTA, Gypsy Sally's, Blues Alley, and other local venues. He has fiddled in repeat performances at Washington, DC area festivals including the Petworth Jazz Festival and Takoma Park JazzFest.
Dave's album, Life's Little Mysteries (2002), succinctly demonstrates the breadth of his original compositions. In 2007, Dave released Eclecticity. In 2017, Dave released Shifting Borders which reached #17 on the Top 50 Jazz Charts with Roots Music.
Critical Acclaim for Shifting Borders (2017)
About Life's Little Mysteries (2007)
“Tropical Bop” from this album was featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered and selected as its Pick of the Month.