born on 7/1/1925 in New York City, NY, United States
died on 1/1/1998 in New York City, NY, United States
Dave Schildkraut (January 7, 1925 - January 1, 1998) was an American jazz alto saxophonist.
Schildkraut first played professionally with Louis Prima in 1941. Following this he played with Buddy Rich (1946), Anita O'Day (1947), Stan Kenton (1953-54), Pete Rugolo (1954), Oscar Pettiford (1954), Miles Davis ("Solar", 1954), George Handy (1955), Tony Aless (1955), Ralph Burns, Tito Puente, Johnny Richards, and Kenton again in 1959. From the 1960s, he played freelance in New York City, where he appeared regularly with Eddie Bert at the West End Cafe. Later in his life he went into semi-retirement.
In year 2000, the label Endgame Records published his only recording as a leader, Last Date.