David Saenz

Director, Jazz Bands

David Saenz, a Texas native, is JHU Jazz Ensemble Director and Director of bands at Cross Country School in Baltimore City.

David plays soprano saxophone with Sac-Au-Laut (a Baltimore area Dixieland jazz group) and played lead alto with the Whit Williams Big Band.

David specializes in jazz saxophone and earned a BFA at Carnegie Mellon University and an MM from New England Conservatory of Music.

He has performed with notable players in the Boston and Pittsburgh areas including Darren Barrett, Roger Humphries and Jason Palmer. His 2003 recording, Disparate Impact, features Jason Palmer (trumpet), Warren Wolf (drums), and Peter Slavov (bass).

David is a member of MENC, MMEA and is a ten-year resident of Baltimore City.