Dave’s most recent CrissCross release is from a collective named “Opus Five”. Opus Five features new originals by bandmates Seamus Blake, Donald Edwards, Alex Sipiagen and Boris Kozlov. In addition to Opus Five, Dave played on the Mingus Big Band album, “Live at the Jazz Standard”, which won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble. In 2015, Dave reunited with Roy Haynes and returned to Blue Note. Currently Dave is continuing to tour the world as both a leader in his own projects as well being a featured sideman among various groups.
Dave Kikoski has played on over 100 records including 14 under his own name.
He continues to foster his individualistic voice while exploring a wide variety of opportunities as both a leader and sideman. Dave seeks to continue composing not only for his own groups but for films and other artistic mediums. As an affecting modernist, Dave distills the best in jazz and popular music and infuses every song with attention-garnering brilliance.