David Halliday is a first-call saxophonist in the western U.S. As a performer he has traveled through 46 of the 50 United States, eight European countries, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Halliday has opened for Diana Krall, B.B. King, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Mary J. Blige, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. He has performed or recorded with a wide variety of top artists, including: Aerosmith, Carl Allen, David Archuleta, Jon Batiste, Sarah Uriatre Berry, Randy Brecker, Kristen Chenoweth, Jeff Coffin, Bill Cunliffe, Eddie Daniels, Linda Eder, Kurt Elling, Ben Folds, Bennie Friedman, The Four Tops, Galactic, Dizzy Gillespie, Larry Goldings, Josh Groban, The Harry James Orchestra, (saxophonist) Grace Kelly, Will Kennedy, Lauren Kinhan of New York Voices, Landau Eugene Murphy, Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Arturo Sandoval, Diane Schuur, The Temptations, Stanley Turrentine, The Utah Symphony, Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, Victor Wooten, and many more.
His original compositions can be heard on numerous television shows, films, and commercials in the U.S. and have aired in 24 different countries around the world. Halliday leads several of his own groups, performs extensively as a sideman, contracts bands for private clients, gives clinics, and teaches privately.
He is the Director of Jazz and Popular Music Studies at Westminster College and is an Associate Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at the University of Utah.
David Halliday proudly endorses Cannonball Musical Instruments, Key Leaves, and ReedGeek.
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