Dave Montreuil

Dave Montreuil plays the trombone and piano, and does a lot of composing and arranging, specializing in music for brass and big bands.

Hailing from Vancouver Island, Dave is a proud Canadian. Having studied with Ian McDougall at the University of Victoria, Dave obtained a Bachelors degree in performance on trombone, and then a Masters degree in composition.

After University, Dave moved out to Switzerland and finished a jazz degree with the Swiss Jazz School in Bern. For 8 years, Dave worked as a professional musician, mostly in the jazz scene. He performed with many of the best Big Bands in Switzerland, including the Swiss Jazz Orchestra, the David Regan Orchestra, the Fribourg Jazz Orchestra, and others.

Dave is married and has two lovely daughters. He and his family are now living in West Africa, soaking up the sun in a tiny country called The Gambia. While his wife is helping to eliminate blinding trachoma (a disease which can slowly cause blindness), Dave spends his time writing music, teaching local musicians about chords and music theory, and occasionally plays piano with various groups. At the moment, Dave is involved with a 'smooth jazz' group called Infinity.