Saxaphonist Dave Pell is legendary among people in the music industry. His career started in New York City, where he was born on February 26, 1925. He worked on the east coast with Bobby Sherwood, Tony Pastor and Bob Astor. He then went to California. In the middle of the 1940s, he was part of Bob Cosby's radio program, and also played for years with the Les Brown Band of Renown. His career has always been in the music industry, whether it was as a sideman, record producer, or as leader of his own Dave Pell Octet.