The Dave Kain Group formed in 2001, led by Dave
Kain on guitar, and featuring Rick Donato on drums, Jerry
McDonald on bass, and Matt Garrison on saxophone. Their purpose
was: to grow musically and artistically, and to write and
Dave Kain studied at Suny Purchase, Berklee
College of Music, and eventually received a bachelors degree
in jazz improvisation from Five Towns College of Music. Dave
has been fortunate to study with Joe Carbone, Joe Monk, Bill
Farrish, Greg Bobulinski, Jack Wilkins, Jay Azzolina, and
Chris Morrison. Dave has appeared on The Classic American
Guitar Show and has appeared twice on WVOX radio as a featured
artist. Dave's music is also about to be published in a book
entitled The Jazz Guitarists Fakebook alongside other guitarists
Sheryl Bailey, Jack Wilkins, Leni Stern, Doug Wamble, and
Jesse Van Ruller.
Dave formed the Dave Kain Group to create a
jazz band that would not be restricted to playing jazz standards
but instead could flex its muscles with original jazz music.
In 2002, the group released a demo entitled The Kain Mutiny
and in 2005 they recorded Citizen Kain, a full-length
album. The recording of Citizen Kain proved to be
a great learning experience for the group and helped them
to gel both personally and artistically. Dave's latest release
No Pain No Kain (2007) includes musicians Matt Garrison,
upright bass player Dylan Johnson, and notable artists Jon
Cowherd, and Jeff Hirshfield.
The Dave Kain Group has played in venues all
over the tri state area, as well as Philadelphia, Virginia,
Nashville, North & South Carolina and Georgia.