Jazz Guitarist David Sparr
David Sparr is an internationally acclaimed American composer and electric guitarist, described by Gramophone magazine as being of “exemplary” status. His music has been performed by various ensembles and collaborators renowned in their fields.
He currently serves as Music Director at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, MA and has also performed free-lance with various Boston area ensembles and Cantors.
Early Life and Education
Pianist David Sparr has been performing professionally for 47 years. His performances can be found everywhere from jazz clubs and churches, synagogues, senior living facilities and senior centers – even Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline where he serves as music director!
Eric and Jessica, his children, both earned degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Dave Sparr has lived in Oshkosh for many years and served on the Downtown Oshkosh Business Employment Improvement District board since 2000 as either member or chairperson.
He has long resided in Nahant and been a member of Shirat Hayam. He can often be found attending both services and sharing his passion for music with the congregation. Through mentoring efforts, he has had an enduring impact on cantors and students’ lives – not to mention being known for his kind and gentle nature.
David Sparr has long been an Oshkosh resident and attorney by trade. Together with his wife Diane, they have raised two children named Eric and Jessica and been actively involved with the Downtown Oshkosh Business Employment Improvement District since 2000.
Mr. Pelletier takes great pleasure in music and has performed with the Four Argen-tenors and attended choir rehearsals. Additionally, he is widely recognized as being responsible for creating the popular Shabbat & holiday concert series; with this job come lots of piano time!
He has had the good fortune to be mentored by numerous leaders from religion and music in his area.
Achievement and Honors
David Sparr has been performing professionally as a pianist for 47 years out of 63. Currently serving Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline as music director, David is often found playing at churches, synagogues, senior living facilities, concert halls or senior living facilities.
Seth has earned numerous accolades for his efforts, such as a BMI Student Composer Award and Grammy-Award for an electric guitar concerto. His works have been performed at Houston Grand Opera, Cabrillo Festival, New World Symphony, Washington National Opera and Eighth Blackbird among many others – ensuring him international renown in music composition and performance circles.
At forty, he was honored to be listed among NPR’s list of 100 composers under 40, serving on faculty at Walden School’s Creative Musicians Retreat in Dublin, New Hampshire and regularly performing under his name on Naxos label; additionally his guitar performances can be heard on Innova Recordings and Centaur Records labels.
Pianist David Sparr has been performing professionally for 47 years. His performances can be heard everywhere from jazz clubs to churches, synagogues, senior living facilities and concert halls. Currently serving as music director at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline while living in Nahant.
Callahan Center in Framingham will host an unforgettable musical event, from 1933 to 1971: movie soundtrack music! This is an invaluable opportunity for people aged 55 or above to discover this fascinating part of music history.
Dave Sparr has been practicing law in Oshkosh since 1978 and he and Diane, his wife, have long enjoyed Madison. Attending many Madison events such as Great Taste of the Midwest and Saturday Farmers market as well as biking along its scenic trails is something they both look forward to doing regularly.
David Sparr is a well-recognized attorney in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. After graduating from law school at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 1978 and beginning practice there shortly afterward.
He is married to Diane and has two children – Eric who works in law and Jessica who studies business analysis – all living together in Oshkosh.
As of April 2023, his estimated net worth is an estimated $2.9 Million. Once an arms dealer, he has since been exposed and no longer engages in this line of business.
He boasts extensive piano experience and serves as a member of Shirat Hayam in Nahant, Massachusetts. Additionally, he performs at synagogues, churches and other locations.