Primary Instrument: Drums
David Ashkenazy began his musical journey by studying piano and guitar at the age of nine and was later introduced to the drums. Growing up in Southern California he immersed himself in a wide variety of musical styles including Rock, Jazz, Klezmer, Reggae, and Blues. It was a love for improvisation and a swinging jazz time feel that David began to seriously dedicate himself to the art form of jazz. David's formal education began at California State University, Long Beach where he studied classical and world percussion and later had the honor of studying with Jeff Hamilton, Joe Labarbera. Peter Erskine, Kenny Washington, Steve Davis and Samir Chatterjee....
Each track displays an infectious sense of swing and drive.
--Mark Corroto, All About Jazz
A lot of dense listening packed into the bytes make this like an episode of “Seinfeld” You’ll have to keep coming back to it to catch what you missed on the last run through. Well done.
--Chris Spector, Midwest Record Entertainment
Within the first three tracks of OUT WITH IT is a sign of a thinking man's jazz combo. The Song selection is incredible and the end result is a fine work of art.
--Layla Macoran, NY Culture Examiner