Primary Instrument: Drums
Dave holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Northern Iowa. During his years of study at UNI, Dave studied under Tom Giampietro, Randy Hogancamp, Chris Merz, and Bob Washut.
While maintaining an active performance schedule, Dave has performed with an array of artists and groups. From 2005-2007 he was a member of the award winning UNI Jazz Band One with whom he recorded two albums: “Destination Unknown,” and “Renovation.” Most recently, he has released an album with his quintet, Group X, titled “Kick the Can.” On this album, Dave has written two compositions inspired by modern-day jazz, rock, funk, and hip-hop groups.
In addition to Jazz Band One, he has performed with: Kenny Werner, Dick Oatts, Cuong Vu, Clark Terry, Bobby Shew, Rex Richardson, Corey Christiansen, Sam Salamone, Jeff Coffin, the UNI Faculty Jazz Ensemble, the UNI Faculty Tentet, Ants or Giants, and Group X.
Along with performing, Dave teaches drum set and percussion in the Twin Cities area. He has also appeared as a guest speaker and clinician at various schools throughout the Midwest.
Saint Paul, MN
Beginner-Advanced lesson available. Please contact Dave regarding private lessons.
Please contact Dave for clinic bookings.