Welcome folks to my new site! Hope you enjoy the sounds while you're here.
I've been performing quite a bit (most recently at Radio City) and my new album "The Grind" is in it's final mastering. It features a stellar cast of musicians including Jon Cowherd (Piano), Hans Glawischnig (Bass), EJ Strickland (Drums), and Jim Seeley (Trumpet). Really excited about it!
Also, be sure to check out my New Orleans inspired group The Demolition Brass Band.I perform regularly with the Dirty Dozen and my next project will feature a few of them on our debut album.
Check out the Events page for more info for all 3 of my groups: BUTTA, Demolition Brass Band, and the Dave Mullen Group as well as other gigs I'm doing too.
You can also hear and purchase my critically acclaimed album "MAHONEY'S WAY" on ROBERTS MUSIC GROUP (RMG) featuring notables Nile Rodgers, Mark Egan, Marc Ribot, Victor Jones, and a gospel choir to boot! The album can be purchased through Amazon.com.
Thanks for checking it out. Come back for upcoming sheet music downloads, mp3s, and other fun stuff.
Saxophonist/Producer/Composer Dave Mullen has performed and/or recorded with Nile Rodgers, Gloria Gaynor, Roy Ayers, P-Funk, The Brand New Heavies, Eddie Hazel, Groove Collective, Gil Scott Heron, Marc Ribot, Mark Egan, Bernie Worrell, Hans Glawischnig, Boris Koslov, Jon Cowherd, Brian Jackson, George Porter, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Claudio Roditi, Cecil Bridgewater, John Gros, Victor Jones, John Hicks, Billy “Bass” Nelson, Jerome Brailey, Blue Man Group, Mood II Swing, Firewater, G Love and Special Sauce, The Jesus Lizard, Slick Rick, Danny Gottlieb, Delfeayo Marsalis, Robin Eubanks, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, John Benitez, and many others.
Dave first became interested in playing through his father’s extensive collection of 45s and LPs from his DJing days in the late 50s and early 60s. As a child prodigy, he traveled to Paris and Canada at the age of 14 and was recognized early on for his musical prowess, garnishing awards that included a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. While enrolled, he studied with the "guru" of woodwind teachers Joe Viola, along with George Garzone, Bill Pierce and Andy McGhee. After graduating, David won a 1988 Boston Music Award and moved to New York shortly thereafter. That relocation turned out to be a fruitful one, soon performing locally and abroad. Some of his credits include appearing on MTV, Live at Five, CBS, the Fox network and writing for PBS. While in New York, Dave found himself in the company of now Rock n’ Roll Hall of fame members, the original Funkadelic, Eddie Hazel, Billy “Bass” Nelson, Jerome “Flashlight” Brailey and others. His critically acclaimed album “Mahoney’s Way” which features Nile Rodgers, Marc Egan, Marc Ribot, Victor Jones, Abe Fogle, the True Fellowship Gospel Choir from Brooklyn.
Presently, Dave is forging ahead performing, writing, producing and will be releasing new music from his jazz project and his funk group BUTTA.