Dave Hiltebrand


Since graduating from DePaul University School of Music, Dave Hiltebrand has been steadily rising as a distinguished musician, songwriter and producer. He spent four years as a member of the critically acclaimed Latin group, Casolando, who were highly regarded by Billboard and Rolling Stone magazines. Their music was featured on numerous network and cable television shows, as well as the major motion picture "Way of the Gun" which starred James Caan and Benicio Del Toro.

After leaving Casolando in 2001, Dave met and began working with Narada/Blue Note recording artist, guitarist Nick Colionne, with whom he has spent the last seven years as his bass player and musical director. Dave and Nick co-wrote the national and international chart topping contemporary jazz song "Always Thinking of You."(2006)

In late 2003, Dave began a musical partnership with Narada/Blue Note saxophonist Steve Cole which led to co-writing and co-producing Cole's album "Spin"(2004). The first single,"Thursday" stayed in the contemporary jazz top ten for most of 2005. Dave was featured playing bass as well as acoustic and electric guitars and keyboards on "Spin"(2005) as well as "True" (2006).

As a sideman, Dave has had the great opportunity to work with such artists as Nick Colionne, Steve Cole, Torcuato Mariano, Jeff Kashiwa, Kim Waters, Marion Meadows, Mathew Von Doran, Ronnie Laws, Terry Steele, Mike Cunningham, The Chicago Children's Choir, Sergio Pires, Dale Prasco, Typhanie Monique, Neal Alger, Dave Onderdonk, Mr A.L.I. and many others.

Currently Dave is working on his first album of original material which he describes as "an imagined filmscore."

The album,"Life In Motion" was released in the fall of 2007.